Piolo Pascual hopes to portray Ferdinand Marcos Sr. in biopic

Piolo Pascual hopes to portray Ferdinand Marcos Sr. in future biopic

/ 03:19 PM January 18, 2024

Piolo Pascual. Image: Instagram/@piolo_pascual

Piolo Pascual. Image: Instagram/@piolo_pascual

Fresh from the success of his Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry “Mallari,” Piolo Pascual expressed his desire to star as the late former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr. in a future biopic.

Pascual said he was interested in working on a “Marcos biopic” when asked about the projects he wanted to do in the future, as seen in an interview with ABS-CBN News on its YouTube channel.


“I expressed my intention to do a Marcos biopic. Ferdinand Marcos, I mean the former president. Because I grew up [during his presidency]. I was born in the ‘70s, but he was still the president back then up to the ‘80s,” he said.


The actor also shared that his mother, Amelia Nonato Pascual, worked at the Malacañang Palace back then, although he didn’t expound on the details.

“I grew up, my mom was working in Malacañang so he was a prominent figure in my childhood. That’s something interesting that I’d like to probably do,” he said. “In the right time, not right now. Definitely not right now.”

This is not the first time Pascual showed his interest in starring as Marcos Sr. During an intimate mediacon and an interview with CNN Philippines’ “New Day,” both in October of last year, he described the latter as an “interesting” person but noted that he’s not “pro-Marcos.”

“He’s an interesting character. I’m not pro-Marcos but growing up, I grew up in the Marcos administration in the ’80s and I experienced it first hand,” he said, as per the CNN Philippines’ report.

One of Pascual’s most memorable roles was Jules Bartolome Jr. in the 2002 film “Dekada ‘70,” which was set during martial law. His character suffered a tragic fate after being thrown in prison but was eventually freed.

His portrayal earned him a Best Supporting Actor win at the 2002 MMFF.

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