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‘Hellcome Home’ star Teejay Marquez doesn’t want to be called just a ‘pretty boy’

“Talagang naghihintay ako ng naghihintay and then ngayon na nagkakaroon ako ng mga chance, I always give my 110% and kahit ano man yung role na ibigay sa akin,” he said.

Teejay Marquez is one of the many actors in the showbiz industry who is blessed with good looking features. But he doesn’t just want to be dubbed as a pretty boy since he knows he has a lot to offer.

After starring as one of the F4 members on Cinta (STJC), the Indonesian remake of the widely popular Taiwanese drama series Meteor Garden, the actor is back in the Philippines after his stay abroad.


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“Na-mi-miss ko siyempre Indonesia pero sabi ko minsan lang ako mabigyan ng project na sunod-sunod dito. Sabi ko nga sa manager ko, when it rains it pours. So I’m very thankful that ayokong sayangin yung opportunity na ito kasi ang tagal kong naghintay.”

In an interview with Teejay during the Sperry Varsity House launch event, he shared how he has waited for so long for the opportunites that are coming his way now .

“Talagang naghihintay ako ng naghihintay and then ngayon na nagkakaroon ako ng mga chance, I always give my 110% and kahit ano man yung role na ibigay sa akin,” he said.

Teejay admitted that wants to be known as more than just another pretty face in showbiz, Given the chance to choose between a pretty role or the challenging one, he would chose the latter for he sees that there’s more to learn with these kind of roles.

“Kung papipiliin ako kung pretty role or a more challenging role, dun ako sa challenging.”

But the actor clarified that he’s not picky with his acting offers.

“Pero kung binigyan ako ng pretty boy role trabaho yan. But if I had to choose, I’d choose the challenging role every time. Mas gusto ko nga yung iba’t ibang role kasi it challenges me and makikita nung tao na hindi lang ako pa-cute.

“I have something more to give. Kasi lagi nasasabi sa akin, ‘Teejay bawal ka diyan kasi ano lang, baka ito lang puwede.’ So ngayon yung mga director binigyan ako ng chance para laruin yung acting ko, parang gawin ko yung mga ibang bagay bagay. Natuwa naman ako na natuwa naman sila. So ibig sabihin na puwede akong ilagay kung saang role,” he explained.

Teejay will star in the upcoming Star Cinema movie Hellcome Home under the direction of Bobby Bonifacio.

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