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Jake Cuenca talks about how joining showbiz brought him closer to his dad

Jake Cuenca reveals that being an actor helped him establish a good relationship with his father.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

12/18/2010 8:26 PM
Jake Cuenca talks about how joining showbiz brought him closer to his dad


During his solo press con for Super Inday and The Golden Bibe, Jake Cuenca recalled how he was able to prove his worth to his father who previously opposed his decision to join showbiz. Jake admitted that he used to have a rebellious streak during his teenage years and his dad didn'rsquo;t expect that becoming an actor would change Jake for the better. "Hindi kami yung masasabi mong perfect yung relationship bilang mag-ama. Kasi nung mas bata pa ako, wala pa akong trabaho, parang sobrang lost ko nun. Marami akong mga bagay na 'lsquo;pag iniisip ko ngayon sana 'lsquo;di ko na lang pinasukan. Masyado ako napasama sa mga barka-barkada. Pero mahal na mahal ko barkada ko. Pero nakakatuwa kasi dahil sa showbiz nag-mature ako, nabigyan ako ng direksyon sa buhay at nagkaroon ng priorities. At dahil dun naging maganda relasyon namin ng dad ko. Lagi kami lumalabas talaga to the point na minsan mas madalas ko pa makasama tatay ko kaysa mga kaibigan ko."

As much as possible, Jake'rsquo;s father wants him to finish his studies first, but the young action star explained that he'rsquo;s not yet ready for that added responsibility given the high demands of his line of work. "Definitely tatapusin ko yung pag-aaral kasi pangako ko 'lsquo;yan e. Magkaroon lang ako ng konting oras kasi sayang naman e. Pero kasi ang focus ko trabaho muna sa ngayon. Siguro kailangan ko pa ng konting maturity na pagsabayin yung dalawa kasi mahirap magbalanse ng showbiz at pag-aaral. Aminado ako yung ibang artista na hinahangaan ko dahil kinaya nila ng sabay. Pero sa pagkatao ko siguro yun pa ang kailangan kong matutunan. Kasi 'lsquo;pag bumalik ako sa school, ayoko naman yung para masabi lang. Gusto ko naman maging magaling na student 'lsquo;di ba? Gusto ko masabi at mauwi yung report card na proud din yung loved ones ko sa akin."

Super Inday and The Golden Bibe happens to be one of the three projects that he was busy with during the last quarter of 2010. Although he'rsquo;s done a lot of action scenes in the past, Jake claimed that his role as Amazing Jay in this movie is quite an experience for him. "Yung action scenes ko dito kinarir ko talaga. Never ako nag-body double. Ultimo dubbing nung reaction ko sa mga fight scenes na mga eksenang nakabasag ako ng salamin. Kung hindi siguro ako naka napakahirap gawin, ako ang gumawa. Ganon ko talaga kinomit yung sarili ko dito sa proyekto. May costume maaring nasugatan ako. Pero maganda kasi yung quality ng costume at may padding kaya 'lsquo;di ako takot na mag-rolling at masapak."

When asked if he feels pressured knowing that Super Inday and The Golden Bibe is pitted against what seem to be certified blockbuster movies in the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival, Jake simply replied, "These past few days medyo kabado talaga. Pero nung dinub ko alam kong maganda talaga. Sinu-shoot pa lang namin yung pelikula alam ko na magandang quality talaga yung ginagawa namin. Of course si Mar