With everyone excited for the start of the second season of their teleserye Marry Me, Marry You on November 15, Jake Ejercito admitted his first teleserye project has been a good experience for him on and off cam during their lock-in taping cycles. In the show, Jake plays the role of Paulo Avelino’s best friend Cedric who falls for the same woman (Camille played by Janine Gutierrez).
“Ang bilis nga eh. Pero it’s exciting kasi ang dami pang mangyayari sa kuwento ni Camille, Andre, at ni Cedric. Marami pa silang kailangan abangan. My favorite scenes I guess were those two times na nag-profess si Cedric kay Camille. The first time was through a video presentation and then yung second yung sumayaw ako (laughs). Parang hirap na hirap ako sumayaw sa harap ni Janine considering kung sino yung boyfriend niya eh (laughs),” said Jake, referring to Janine’s real life boyfriend Rayver Cruz who is known for his dancing skills.
While working on the teleserye, Jake said he can still count on Ellie, his daughter with ex-girlfriend Andi Eigenmannm to give him feedback about his acting on the show.
“She’s back kasi in Siargao eh ever since we first aired so I’m not sure kung napapanuod niya eh. Because whenever she’s there lagi lang siyang nasa labas, nag-bi-beach or nag-ba-bike. Pero I think napanuod niya yung episode recently nung sumayaw si Cedric and as usual tinawanan niya lang ako (laughs),” he said.
As the offspring of two celebrities himself, Jake said the opinion of his parents Joseph “Erap” Estrada and Laarni Enriquez are what matters to him the most especially when it comes to his performances on Marry Me, Marry You.
“I guess the feedback of my parents matter the most. Actually marami silang kino-comment because sinusubaybayan din niya, both my father and my mom. I value their opinion the most. it’s a learning process. Madami pa akong matututunan talaga,” he said.
Now that local cinemas have also started to open up again to the public and people have started going out for leisure purposes despite the still ongoing pandemic, Jake shared how this will affect how he and his family will celebrate the holidays next month.
“I’ve always been hopeful for this situation to improve but at the same time feeling ko it’s best pa rin na mag-ingat tayo para huwag na ulit magka-surge para happy ang Christmas at New Year natin. Last year we celebrated Christmas magkakahiwalay eh. Via Zoom lang. Kasi nga in our family medyo madami na ring seniors and marami ring mga kids so as of now parang ganun pa rin, we err on the side of caution,” he said.
Now that the show is entering its second season, Jake shared what he learned about love from the relationship of their main characters. “Love is something you have to work hard for. It’s never guaranteed. Kailangan mo siyang pagtrabahuan with your partner and it involves a lot of compromising,” he added.
Marry Me, Marry You airs weeknights for its second season starting November 15 at an earlier timeslot at 8:40 pm on the Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, and Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Viewers who use any digital TV box at home such as the TVplus box only need to rescan their device to be able to watch the show on TV5 and A2Z. Its episodes are also available on iWantTFC, WeTV, and iflix, and on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV for viewers outside of the Philippines.