John Lloyd Cruz trains for his fight scenes in Imortal

John Lloyd Cruz says trying out a new genre excites him as an actor.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

9/12/2010 12:38 AM
John Lloyd Cruz trains for his fight scenes in Imortal


John Lloyd Cruz is about to return to primetime TV with the upcoming teleserye Imortal which pairs him for the first time with Angel Locsin. John Lloyd shared that the entire cast and production staff are doing their best to make this action-fantaserye the best of its kind. "Totoong mataas ang expectation ng mga tao. Tapos may mga maririnig ka pa na sasabihin sa iyong best actor ka ng generation na ito. Baka malubog na talaga 'lsquo;yung ulo ko. Pero ako, kasama ang ibang artista, creative team, at director, we are all doing our best para mapaganda 'lsquo;yung project," John Lloyd told reporters who visited him at the set of Imortal.

This is John Lloyd'rsquo;s first time to do a fantaserye and although he is already considered a seasoned actor, he confessed that he had to learn so many things when he started working on Imortal. "Ngayon lang ako sasabak sa genre na may halong fantasy. In the past years ang mga ginagawa ko puro lang base sa real life. Drama, romantic comedy. Dito sa Imortal medyo nangangapa pa ako. Excited ako na bago siyang genre. Para akong inilagay sa ibang realidad. Kung dati ang tingin ko sa isang script o journey e ito lang, ngayon mas malawak na kasi may halo ng fantasy. Plus bagong leading lady pa so nakaka-excite talaga itong project na 'lsquo;to."

Solid fans of the actor will also get to see a new John Lloyd in Imortal since he will be doing some fight scenes although he clarified that the change of image for this teleserye is not that drastic. The actor further clarified that his fight scenes in the teleserye is not like those in hardcore action films. "Hindi naman talaga pang action star 'lsquo;yung mga action scenes ko. May mga eksenang medyo pisikal, like suntukan. Sa story kasi merong kunwari na underground fighting. Sa mga ilang episodes makikita niyo akong may fight scenes. Lahat kaming actors na gagawa ng fight scenes nag-training kami sa mixed martial arts."