MANILA -- Marc Solis, who started as a teen actor in "Ang TV," marks his return to showbiz in a big way as part of the hit series "Ang Probinsyano."
"Makikita mo naman lahat ng cast niyan from lead to support roles lahat magagaling na artista. At para makasali ako doon, I feel really thankful, happy and lucky also," Solis told ABS-CBNNews.com in a phone interview on Tuesday.
In the TV adaptation of the Fernando Poe Jr. movie, Solis plays a policeman and partner of PO3 Glen Corpuz (Maja Salvador).
According to entertainment website Push, Solis went "on a hiatus from showbiz for a couple of years to study and to attend to their family business."
A former member of the group Koolits with John Lloyd Cruz, Solis joined the 20th anniversary celebration of "ASAP" last February, which paved the way for his return to showbiz.
In the interview, Solis admitted that he really missed acting. That's why he feels lucky to have been given the chance to be part of a major primetime soap like "Ang Probinsyano."
"It's one of the things na talagang I really love to do ever since," he said of acting. "Since 'Ang TV Days' pa from ABS-CBN 'yun na ang kinalakihan kong gawin. So whenever I have mga jobs, shows na ganyan, I feel really fulfilled as an actor. Sobrang saya ng pakiramdam."
When he was told that he might be part of the Coco Martin-starrer, Solis was in Hong Kong at the time.
"Kailangan ko daw umuwi for the (meeting) kaya lang kinabukasan na agad 'yung meeting para makasali ako. So sobrang nanghinayang ako; akala ko di na ako makakasali sa project. Pero 'yun nga sabi ko kapag para sa iyo, para sa iyo talaga and nakabalik ako nung Manila and they still considered mo for the role. So napaka-thankful ko para mabigyan ako ng chance na makasali lalo na sa number one show ng ABS-CBN," Solis said.
The series not only marks his return to ABS-CBN but also his reunion with Martin. According to Solis, he worked with Martin in various shows in another network years ago.
Apart from "Ang Probinsyano," Solis will also be seen in the pilot episode of the upcoming series "The Story of Us" with Kim Chiu and Xian Lim.