You may recognize Joseph Marco from his Bench billboard on Edsa or his many magazine covers and campaigns. He also appears in the ongoing ABS-CBN primetime soap, “Honesto,” and his recent roles in independent movies “Saturday Night Chills” and “Saka-Saka.” Marco won the Best Actor trophy with co-actors Matteo Guidicelli and Rayver Cruz for “Saturday Nights Chills” in the Currents category at the recently concluded Cinema One Originals Film Festival.
When asked about his future plans, he said: “Right now, the goal at hand is really to perfect the craft I am in love with, which is acting. I’ve come this far and I have no plans of stopping.” Not that we needed convincing, but after our chat, we’re positive this stunner’s eye is on the prize.
Following his footsteps
I am really inspired by actors who… have a wide range of roles they’ve portrayed in their careers, one of whom is Ryan Gosling. He may not be among the veterans yet but he’s done remarkable roles, be it romantic comedies, action, or even as a villain. He brings depth to each character, and I admire that.
What I really enjoy about being in the movies is… aside from the perks of being recognized, there’s a different kind of rush when you know that you can influence people by it.
I take great fashion inspiration from the likes of… Ryan Gosling’s character in “Crazy Stupid Love.” He is confident and stylish without trying too much. But if you ask me, I’m all about
comfort over style.
I’m a lover of… shades that I purchase from my travels. More than the brands, I look out for styles that suit me well.
Three of the most amazing countries I’ve been to are… I can say I fell in love with Japan for its food, London for its culture, and Italy for its breathtaking structures.
I’m a music enthusiast because… it’s something that I’ve grown to relate to ever since. It’s just love for the love of it.
When it comes to my hair… No one in particular cuts it right. Sometimes, I even trim it myself.
Hair-care products I can’t live without are… I don’t leave the house without using Bench Fix Wax to style my hair.
I have a massive collection of… perfumes—from my travels or gifts from good friends. I have had a collection of good scents from Prada, Commes de Garçons, Givenchy and Byredo.
Products I always have in my gym bag are… soap, alcohol and a dental kit.
I have my facial care and spa treatments done at… Dr. Aivee Aguilar Teo’s clinic.
Now smell this
If you’re like Marco who loves perfume, then you should get your hands on the newest scent by Perry Ellis. Spirited is a fresh and energetic scent that is made for a man that wants to be noticed. The opening notes are punch-in-the-nose Apple and Ginger, while the heart evolves with tantalizing notes of Clary Sage, spicy Red Peppercorn and Sandalwood. The base warms down to rich and woody notes of Sandalwood, Red Oak and Tonka Bean. Available at Rustan’s and leading department stores nationwide.
Marco’s choice perfumes are available at Rustan’s, Art of Scent stores in Resorts World Manila and all leading department stores nationwide.
Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @josephcmarco.