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Enrique Gil on doing his own stunts in ‘Bagani’: ‘Maraming injury din ako’

Enrique Gil admits he is proud to be part of a major production in Philippine television.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/6/2018 8:41 AM
Enrique Gil on doing his own stunts in ‘Bagani’: ‘Maraming injury din ako’


 

In his first action-fantasy soap Bagani, Enrique Gil admitted it was challenging for him to enter a new a genre in acting. “Siyempre mas kumportable ako dun sa rom-com kasi that’s where I really started and I gave up a lot of years in life doing that. And ito kasi it’s different kasi dun modern times dito sinaunang panahon so pati yung pananalita namin, yung mga linya namin mahirap. Makathang Tagalog na yung may ibang words na hindi mo puwede sabihin like yungteka lang.’ Wala pang teka dati. So may mga ganung casual Tagalog na hindi namin puwedeng sabihin so lahat yun taken into consideration. So iba yung timpla. But it’s fun, it’s intriguing,” he shared.

In a project that has been hailed as the most expensive Kapamilya TV series to date, Quen said he didn’t expect Bagani to reach epic proportions. “They said it’s the most expensive Philippine teleserye in history to date. Pinakamahal na budget. Yun pa lang nakakataba ng puso. Ito ang pinakamalaking project na gagawin ko sa ABS-CBN and para siyang movie. Actually wala kaming expectation sa paggawa ng Bagani. May gusto lang kaming gawin so nag-tape lang kami tapos nung lumabas parang kami lahat nagulat sa kinalabasan. Sana ma-sustain namin para sa ating manunuod,” he recalled.

The Bagani star said he trained hard to play the lead role of the epic warrior Lakas and it was not without some accidents on the set. “I did fight and stunt training with Stunt 360. We started doing it before the show pero ngayon we do it before we take the scene na. So tinuturuan na lang kami ng mga steps na gagawin sa harness, iikot-ikot, mga stunt, mga sabog, mga CGI with giants and dragons. It’s different. Marami ring nangyari. Sa stunts, sa mga harness, sa likod tapos yung mga fire effects bigla na lang dumadaloy yung gas sa likod namin. Pero it’s fun, it’s part of it. Sa mga ibang crew may mga nangyayari, nahuhulog sa scaffolding, mga ganun. Pag nasa set mahirap kasi talaga action so maraming nasasaktan. Ako maraming injury din ako dun pero it’s fine,” he shared.