Cosmo Online Hunk Felix Roco: The Bad Boy Goes To Work

Get to know the ruggedly handsome actor who's our first featured hunk for 2010, as he tones down the rebellious sneer and suits up for work.
Admit it, you’ve always wanted to be swept off your feet by a bad boy on a motorcycle, and it certainly wouldn’t hurt if that sexy offender turned out to be Felix Roco! Son of veteran actor Bembol Roco, Felix smokes and drinks, was a member of a frat in high school, and has the requisite tattoos and piercings that set the rebels apart from the goody-two-shoes. True to form, the 20-year-old up-and-coming actor plays a young gang member in the internationally acclaimed, award-winning indie film Engkwentro, fighting his way around the slums in a ratty white shirt and a scowl sexy as hell. You almost wish you were right there in the ghetto with him.

Since the New Year means new beginnings, Cosmo's January Online Hunk acts as a reformed former bad boy for your viewing pleasure. Felix becomes a role model for all wayward dudes to follow by taking on this New Year's resolution: “I’ll show up for work everyday.”

On that note, see this handsome bad boy drop the too-cool-for-work attitude and take his chances in the concrete jungle! Read on to find out more about our Online Hunk's own burgeoning showbiz career, what movie inspires him, and which actress makes him go weak in the knees.

Q: You’re acting in the latest season of Daisy Siete and you’re also starring in indie films. Which do you like doing more, mainstream or indie?

I’m more into indie. I like indie better than mainstream. I enjoy indie more because mas deep ang story. Hindi puro pa-tweetums-tweetums.

Q: How do you reconcile the two?

Kaya naman, as long as kaya ng schedule.

Q: What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten for your work?

Nung nagpunta kaming Venice Film Festival, nilapitan ako ng isang foreigner. Sinabi niya akala niya gangster talaga ako. ‘Yun ‘yung pinakaastig [na compliment], especially coming from a different person from a different country.

Q: What’s the next step for Felix Roco?

Hopefully [to] get more recognition and get more projects.

Q: Which local actors would you like to work with?

My dad, although I’ve worked with my dad. [And] ‘yung mga actors na kapanahon ng daddy ko. Sila ‘yung old school.

Q: Is there a movie that inspires your work?

City of God. Madami e, but I’m more into independent films than mainstream.

Q: Are there any foreign actors you admire?

Johnny Depp!

Q: Who are the actresses you'd like to work with?

Anne Curtis.

Q: Do you have a crush on her?

Oo! Crush ko si Anne.

Want to chat with our January Online Hunk--in real-time? Enter the COSMO CHAT ROOM on January 22, Friday, 3PM to 4PM, for our first-ever Celebrity Chat featuring Felix Roco!

Shot on location at Sidebar Cafe, El Pueblo de Real Manila, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City (Telephone: (02)631 7339; Mobile: (0917)866 0442; Email: sidebar_events@yahoo.com). Special thanks to Ms. Lucille Robinson.

Outfit: Jacket, white shirt, and jeans from Esprit; tie, stylist's own

Grooming by Cats del Rosario
Styling by Leona Lavina-Panutat
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