Martin del Rosario in The Healing – July 25 2012

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Challenging Roles – “…It’s “those eyes” that became Martin’s asset in fleshing out his roles that are more daring than those young stars like him would take the risk of doing, such as a teener raped by his own father, an autistic, a drug addict, a teenager who takes his father’s mistress as his lover to save their family and a gay sampaguita vendor, all in Charo Santos Concio’s long-running, top-rating 20-year-old ABS-CBN drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK). Martin was nominated for that gay role. Then, he won Best Supporting Actor for the indie Dagim, directed by Joaquin Valdez for Cinema One, not just once but twice, first in the Star Awards for Movies of the Philippines Movie Press Club (PMPC) and then from the Golden Screen Awards given by Enpress (Entertainment Press, the movie reporters’ breakaway group). In Dagim, Martin plays one of two brothers looking for their missing father until they end up with a tribe that turns out to be cannibals. “I love doing challenging roles, ‘yung mga off-beat,” said Martin whose father Robert del Rosario, and late uncle, Joey del Rosario, briefly did supporting roles (in Waywaya and Bagets) during their high school days at Aquinas in San Juan City. Martin has other showbiz relatives: Connie Sison is his aunt (Martin’s father’s youngest sister) and his mom, Maria Teresa Mangay, is the younger sister of Ces Quesada. After winding up work in the just-concluded ABS-CBN soap Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (where he played Coco Martin’s rival for Andi Eigenmann), Martin is now cast in the reteam-up yet untitled movie (for Star Cinema) of Sarah Geronimo and Gerald. A Sagittarian (born Nov. 25, 1992), Martin stands 5’7.5”; weighs 130 lbs.; and wears small-size shirt, medium-size briefs and size-9.5 shoes….” – Ricardo F. Lo (READ MORE)

First Award – “…Sa ginanap na press conference kahapon, Abril 5, para sa endorsement niyang BNY Jeans, lubos pa rin ang pasasalamat ng 18-year-old actor sa natamong pagkilala sa kanyang kakayahan sa pag-arte. “Tuwang-tuwa ako kasi first time ko ‘yon na-receive. Unang acting award sa buhay ko ‘yon!” nakangiting sambit ni Martin…Pero parang nawala lahat ng hirap noong nalaman ko na nanalo ako ng Best Breakthrough Performance as an Actor. “Parang nakaka-inspire na ipagpatuloy, pagbutihan pa ‘yong mga ginagawa kong project.” Sa halip na kabahan sa mga susunod pang trabaho dahil sa nakuhang award, mas nagiging inspirasyon pa raw ito upang paghusayin pa ang kanyang kakayahan bilang aktor. Para kay Martin, “Siguro hindi ito pressure, but more on to inspire. As of now, medyo fresh pa ‘yong award na ‘yon, puro congratulations pa lang ang natatanggap ko. “Wala pang ‘dapat i-maintain,’ wala pang gano’n sa utak ko. Pero more than pressure, it’s an inspiration talaga…Aminado ang binatang artista na mahirap pagsabayin ang pag-aaral at trabaho. Gayunman, ginagawan niya ito ng paraan upang maiwasan ang sobrang pagod na dulot nito. Kuwento pa niya, “Kahit na pagod na pagod, wala akong magagawa. “Sina Mama pa, kunwari kahit makita na nilang hinang-hina ako, ‘Pasok ka sa school.”…Hangga’t maari, iniiwasan ni Martin na huminto muna sa pag-aaral upang maibigay ang kanyang buong atensiyon sa pag-arte. Aniya, “Basta ayaw ko totally na mawala ‘yong school. “Kasi, sabi ng ibang artista, nakakabobo raw kapag hindi ka na bumalik, tatamarin ka. “So, ako, kahit eight years pa akong nasa UP, basta masasabi kong nag-aaral ako…” – Nerisa Almo (READ MORE)

Dramatic Actor – “…Martin recalled his enthusiasm when he learned that he was working with his idol, Coco Martin. “Kasi before [our teleserye] nakita ko [na umarte] si Coco, ang galing na aktor talaga,” beamed Martin. “Grabe ang galing-galing niya.” Tinuturuan din nga niya ako eh. Kunwari sa scene sinasabi niya sa akin, ‘Huwag mag-monotone ‘pag character.’ ‘No, hindi mo character ‘yan dapat ganito ka.’” The 18-year-old actor continued that one more thing he admires about the versatile actor is his humility despite his stellar status. While he is flattered to be called the next Coco Martin, Martin pointed out that he prefers to carve out his own niche in showbiz. “Ayoko namang maging Coco Martin talaga. Siyempre gusto ko rin bago, although gusto ko rin makilala as a dramatic actor. Pero siyempre ayoko naman ‘yung parehong pareho, baka isipin, ay parang si Coco lang.” Martin has already bagged two awards for his portrayal in the indie film Dagim, the Breakthrough Performance by an Actor trophy from the Golden Screen Awards and New Movie Actor of the Year award from the PMPC Star Awards for Movies. Martin has yet to be paired with a leading lady and the closest he has gotten to that was when he played the third wheel in the Coco Martin-Andi Eigenmann love team in Minsan Lang Kita Iibigan. However, the young actor said he prefers to be teamed up with different leading ladies. He explained that apart from getting the chance to work with different actresses, this will also enhance his versatility as an actor. Given the chance, he would like to be teamed up with friends Jessy Mendiola and Julia Montes, whom Martin described as both pretty and good actresses…” – Bernie Franco (READ MORE)

Most Beautiful – “…Kabilang si Martin sa pinarangalan sa nakaraang 100 Most Beautiful Stars ng YES! magazine para sa Filmfest Stars category, along with Paulo Avelino, Rocco Nacino, and Edgar Allan Guzman. Aniya, “Second time ko na ito, last year nasama din ako. “Actually nakakatuwa, nakaka-flatter kasi iba ang category ko ngayon. “Kung before heartthrob, ngayon Filmfest Stars category. “I’m overwhelmed. Sobrang nakakatuwa kasi pinili pa rin nila ako. Nakaka-inspire lang…” – Melba Llanera (READ MORE)

Martin del Rosario (born November 25, 1992) is a Filipino actor. Martin del Rosario met Jun Reyes, his manager, on his way to Lourdes School of Quezon City, his highschool alma mater -in the summer of 2007. Reyes, who was in the area at that time to buy lechon for Gerald Anderson’s birthday, came to him and asked if he wanted to be an actor. He replied ‘No’ but Reyes left him a calling card and asked for his phone number. He gave Jun Reyes his mom’s phone number. He then went to ABS-CBN for acting workshops. After this, he was launched as one of the new talents launched of Star Magic on its 15th anniversary last May 2007. – Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Martin del Rosario and Vilma Santos

“…Tinanong namin ang aktor kung anong preparasyon ang ginawa niya para sa series. “Siguro studying the script, tapos magpapayat, magmukhang bata. Nag-gym ako, new hairstyle, pampa-bata.” Since may pagka-sexy nga ang tema ng “Pintada,” nangangahulugan kaya ito na handa na rin rumampa si Martin sa Cosmpolitan Bachelor Bash? “Okay naman sa akin kung rampa lang. Di pa ako nakaka-rampa, sa akin wala namang problema. Open ako to that,” aniya…Tinatapos ni Martin ang pelikulang The Healing ng Star Cinema kung saan makakasama niya sila Kim Chiu at Governor Vilma Santos. Nagbigay siya ng update sa pelikula. “Tapos na. Malapit na siyang ipalabas. Siyempre nakakatuwa kasi matagal-tagal naming shinoot yun. Since last year pa, magkakasamana kami. “Two weeks ago, natapos na kami. It’s a horror movie na talagang nakakatakot. “Halos lahat ng eksena ko kasama ko si Ate Vi. Sobrang bait niya. Tinuturuan niya ako sa bawat eksena,” ang sabi ni Martin. “Madalas ko ring kasama si Kim Chiu sa mga scenes. Masaya. Naging close na rin kami. Nakilala namin ang isa’t-isa kasi kapatid ko siya [sa pelikula]…” – Melba R. Llanera (READ MORE)

“…Pero ang mas ipinagmamalaki nga ni Martin ngayon ay ang pagkakataong ibinigay sa kanya ng Star Cinema para makatrabaho sa isang pelikula ang Star for All Seasons at Batangas Governor na si Vilma Santos-Recto. The Healing ang working title ng horror movie nila kung saan kasama rin sa cast si Kim Chiu. Anak ni Vilma ang papel na ginagampanan ni Martin. Nakapag-first shooting day na raw sila at kaeksena niya kaagad si Ate Vi. Ano naman ang pakiramdam na makatrabaho ang Star for All Seasons? “Natakot po ako nung una kasi kaeksena ko agad si Ms. Vilma. “Tapos may eksena po kami na hihilahin ko siya. Horror po kasi yung ginagawa namin e.” Ipinagmamalaki ba niya na kasama niya si Ate Vi sa pelikula? “Very proud kasi bihira namang makatrabaho ng mga artista si Ms. Vilma. “Ang alam ko po kasi matagal na rin siyang hindi gumagawa ng movie. Ngayon na lang po siya yata gumawa ulit. “Tapos kasama pa ako. Bumilib po talaga ako sa kanya. Magaling po siyang umarte.” Nakakausap ba niya si Ate Vi sa set? “Opo, napakabait po niya. Ang dami rin po naming pinagkukuwentuhan e…”Nagbibigay din po siya ng advice sa acting. One time nga nag-sorry ako sa kanya kasi hahatakin ko siya sa hagdan. “Sabi niya, ‘Hindi, okay lang. Dapat nga ganyan e…” – Glen P. Sibonga (READ MORE)

The Healing (2012) – “…Stories about the Filipino tradition of going to faith healers for guidance and treatment of ailments have not yet been tackled in-depth in movies. And in our film, the viewers will not just be horrified, they’ll somehow be challenged to think as to how faith healing has already been part of our culture…” – ABS-CBN News (READ MORE)

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