Joseph Marco who plays Avel Mansueto, the bodyguard who fell in love with Jodi Sta. Maria’s character Marissa Pineda in “Ang sa Iyo ay Akin,” is grateful for his inclusion in the soap opera.
For Marco, portraying the role of Avel Mansueto is “pretty challenging.”
“Thankful ako kasi ang gagaling talaga ng cast and you know hindi nila ako pinahirapan kasi noong ibinigay pa lang sa akin ‘yung role ang lalim ng background. ‘Yung back story niya, very powerful,” he said during the online press conference on March 5,, for the show’s finale week.
(I am thankful because the cast is really good, and you know, they did not give me a hard time because when the role was given to me, the background already has depth. His back story is very powerful.)
Marco’s role comes with a secret mission – to avenge the death of his parents. He finds this relatable since he thinks people really tend prioritize families at all cost. He also became so attached to his character that he found it hard to let go of him.
“Actually, nu’ng binasa ko pa lang ‘yung finale week script ay naging emotional na ako. Kaya noong last day (ng taping) ay nahihirapan ako kasi hindi ko alam, nalilito ako sa emotion na ibibigay ko,” he said.
(Actually, when I was reading the finale week script, I already became emotional. During our last day (of taping), I had difficulties because, I don’t know, I got confused about the emotion I was to give.)
Marco reiterated his gratitude for the guidance from his directors, FM Reyes and Avel Sunpongco, as well as for the support from his fellow cast members.
“This is a dream team. Nakita ko kasi kung gaano ka-special ‘yung show na ito. Working with them ay na-attach na ako,” he said.
(This is a dream team. I saw how special this show is. Working with them, I became so attached.)
“Naging challenging pero itong project na ito ay ito ‘yung ite-treasure ko na talagang tumatak sa akin that’s why I’m very thankful na pumasok ako,” he added. “Kahit huli na akong pumasok, it’s such an honor.”
(It was challenging, but I will treasure this project, and it really made a mark in me, that’s why I’m very thankful that I got in. Although I got in late, it’s such an honor.)
“Ang sa Iyo ay Akin,” created by Julie Anne Benitez and Dindo C. Perez, airs Mondays to Fridays at 8:40 p.m. on A2Z channel and TV5. Digital TV box users can scan and look for A2Z channel in Metro Manila and in some parts of Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan and Pampanga. JB