Best known for his serious roles on screen, actor Jake Cuenca said that doing the comedy movie Tuhog
opposite Eugene Domingo is definitely a challenge for him. Apparently, he's a bit intimidated by the veteran actress's accomplishments both in the international and local scenes. "Marami na akong kwentong nagawa
in the past pero
never akong na
-intimidate. Pero ganon kagaling si
Ms. Eugene Domingo. Nakita ko pa lang
presence niya, ang galing niyang umarte. Sobrang naglu-
look forward ako kasi madami akong matutunan sa kanya.
And to be her leading man is truly an honor for me kasi isa siya sa mga pinakahinahanggaan kong babae sa industriya.
More than anything else, he's excited to improve his versatility as an actor knowing that he'll learn from one of the best comediennes in local cinema. "First time ko mag-comedy. May elemento pa rin ng drama at love story pero wala ako sa comfort zone ko kasi comedy. Kaya medyo nagpapasalamat ako kay Ms. Eugene dahil inaalalayan niya ako. Inamin ko sa kanya since day one na, 'Ms. Uge, hindi ako sanay mag-comedy, pero hopefully, may bago akong matutunan at maging tuloy-tuloy ang paggawa ko ng comedy.’"
In the meantime, he will still be busy taping Kahit Puso'y Masugatan which is scheduled to air until March 2013. "Nasa proseso kami ngayon na namimili kami ng susunod na proyekto. May mga offers ng bagong teleserye pero siguro I'll just decide on it next year. Pero sa ngayon hanggang March pa ang Kahit Puso'y Masugatan."
Looking back on how he did both Kahit Puso'y Masugatan and Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo, Jake admitted that it really messed up his peace of mind. He realized it's probably one of the reasons why he was very emotional for the past few months. "I guess it's doing two soaps at the same time. I'm kind of having this some sort of identity crisis. To tell you the truth, everyone thinks na nagawa ko effortlessly yung dalawang teleserye pero it's hard, seryoso. But I am happy once in my life I did two soaps at the same time. Kaya ko ipagmalaki yun. Pero to tell you the truth, paguwi mo ng bahay hindi mo na kilala sarili mo e. Sobrang magkaiba yung role."
Nevertheless, he's thankful that ABS-CBN entrusts him with projects that bring out the best in him. "Super amazing ang 2012 para sa akin. Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako sa ABS-CBN for giving me two teleseryes and for Star Cinema for giving me a movie. I am very blessed."