For his latest Vivamax project Deception, Mark Anthony Fernandez admitted there were a lot of adjustments having to work during the middle of a pandemic as well as having to get used to changing his physical appearance onscreen for the film.
“Siyempre mas lumabas yung pagka boy scout, mas kailangan maging vigilant, cautious, and prepared. Pero yung ibang changes, more of the appreciation of life, yung co-existence with others. Mas na-appreciate ko lahat ng bagay, lahat ng ngiti, ng sound, good sounds, good people you meet. Mas na-appreciate ko talaga lahat. Na after coming from a ghost town kasi parang ghost town tayo nun di ba?” he shared during Vivamax’s Deception media conference .
Ever since he got the role, Mark said he made sure he was more than ready before their first taping day.
“Meron ding pressure pero pinipilit kong tanggalin sa katawan ko yung pressure. Hoping for the best ako. Todo internalize. Siyempre iniintindi ko yung sasabihin ni direk and yung mismong itsura ko, yung makeup ko, nagbago talaga yung itsura ko nun eh. Nag-wig pa ako. So nakatulong din yun sa acting, sa motivation ko. Yung ibang-iba itsura ko helped me play that part,” he recalled.
The 43-year-old son of Alma Moreno and late actor Rudy Fernandez said he could not be more thankful to have been asked to join the project which also helped him appreciate the simpler things in life.
“Every moment na makasama ko si direk Joel (Lamangan), si boss Clau (Claudine Barretto), yung production memorable moment sa akin. Nung height ng pandemic ‘di ba kahit Mcdo hindi tayo makapag-Mcdo? Nung puwede na mag-Mcdo siguro ilang beses ako nag-Mcdo eh. So yung makasama ko lang sila, minsan nga sa ibang nakakaharap ko sasabihin ko, ‘Nice to see you sobra!’ Dahil in-appreciate ko na nakita ko itong taong ito in a regular situation. So each moment nung time na yun sobrang memorable kasi umo-okay okay na nung time na yun eh nung ginawa namin yung pelikula,” he added.
Watch Deception now streaming exclusively on Vivamax. Starring Claudine Barretto and Mark Anthony Fernandez. Directed by Joel Lamangan. Produced by Borracho films.