Currently known for his role as the fiery and explosive Peterson Alvarez in the sexy drama series Init Sa Magdamag, JM De Guzman said he enjoyed the project. Even if it took a toll on him emotionally even off camera, he would gladly be open to doing more kontrabida roles in the future.
“Na-enjoy ko naman yung process nung paggawa ko kay Peterson. Kung gusto ko pa ng ganun ka-intense na character next time, of course. And as an actor gusto ko pa mag-take up ng challenge and mas ma-improve pa yung craft ko. Pero siguro after this, siguro yung medyo breather muna na roles yung mga hinihinga muna na roles then I’ll go again,” he said.
Out of all the scenes they shot in the series, JM shared that it was a real life accident that happened during their lock-in taping that was the most unforgettable for him.
“Siguro most memorable na eksena yung naaksidente ako. I had four stitches sa ulo dahil dun sa isang intense na scene. So hindi ko siya makakalimutan kasi every time I look sa mirror nandiyan pa rin yung scar,” he said.
In his latest Instagram post last September 3, JM shared a photo of himself in character with the caption, “Dear Peterson Alvarez..
Thank you. You taught me a lot.
You taught me …what NOT to do.
How about you guys?”
In Init Sa Magdamag, some of the more controversial scenes happened between Peterson and his wife Rita (played by Yam Concepcion) where domestic abuse happens behind closed doors.
“Sobrang risky nung scene and nung issue na yun. Maraming walang boses para i-voice out na they’re suffering from that. And for me, para i-portray yung ganung ka-sensitive na issue, malaking responsibility as an actor para hindi siya maging motivation na tama manakit ng asawa kung sakaling may pagdududa. May thin line dun. Pero pinagtulungan naman namin na hindi naman dapat talaga ginagawa sa babae ang pananakit,” he said.
After Init Sa Magdamag, the 32-year-old kapamilya actor said he has already gotten busy working on multiple projects this year.
“Meron kaming ginawa. May gagawin akong series under Viva and sa indie rin,” he said.
JM said he is ready to say goodbye to his role as Peterson. “Siguro mas lumalayo na ako sa stress ngayon and mas vina-value ko yung peace of mind ko because yung proseso ng paggawa nung teleserye medyo sobra akong na-stress and nahirapan ako mag-recover,” he added.