After launching his autobiography book entitled Beyond the Mark last February 14, Mark Bautista finally had an interview for the first time since the release. According to the singer, one of the things that motivate him in publishing the much-talked-about book is for the public to understand his real self. He divulged that he struggled at first, especially in the part where he’s coming out.
I think telling people about my struggle [was one of the main reasons for writing the book] and part na nun yung pag-come out.
That time, sobrang naibuhos ko lang yung gustong sabihin at nararamdaman ng puso ko.
During his exclusive interview with Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Mark confirmed his sexual orientation again. But if God will be giving him the right person, he will embrace that.
I love both sexes, yeah. Bisexual.
Although he confirmed that he is a bisexual, Mark would also like to have a family he can call his own.
I want to have kids, I want to have a family kung mabigyan ng pagkakataon. Di ba ang sarap nun?
Victim of Sexual Abuse
One of the important things that the singer-actor shared in his book is how he became a victim of sexual abuse of his distant cousin when he was still six or seven years old. His cousin exposed himself to him and he was forced to do a sexual act.
Pag nakakakita ako ng bata na naglalaro sa lansangan, or alam kong parang napapabayaan ng parents… parang nato-trauma ako, I don’t know.
The 34-year-old singer revealed how and when he has had the idea to write about the autobiography. It all started when he realized that he can no longer act his part in the stage musical Here Lies Love in London where he performed the role of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.
When the theater production offered the role to him again in 2017 for the Seattle, Washington leg, he wants to be more open to his castmates to feel more relaxed.
Dun ako nag-decide na parang, ‘Okay, dito sa trabaho na ‘to, gusto ko maging mas open ako sa cast mates ko.’
Kasi naramdaman ko nung nag-London ako na ang dami ko pa ring walls.
This is is the perfect time na mas maging relaxed ako sa environment ko.
He declined all shows, even drama series and decided that he will just accept projects until he’s done releasing the book.