MANILA, Philippines – Actor Jake Cuenca has mixed emotions now that his afternoon series “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo” is down to its last week.
|"Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo" lead stars Shaina Magdayao, Jake Cuena and Bangs Garcia
In an interview with Push.com.ph, Cuenca said he feels glad that he could now give his full attention to his primetime series “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan,” but at the same time he is also sad that he won't anymore see his fellow actors in the afternoon show regularly.
“At least nagka-free time. Medyo naging busy talaga pero nakakalungkot kasi syempre pamilya kami pero hindi naman nagtatapos lahat, eh,” he said.
Cuenca said he treated “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo” like a baby because he gave all his best in the show.
“To me, Shaina (Magdayao) is my favorite leading lady, siya ang paborito ko. Si Bangs (Garcia) we’ve done so many projects together. Ang pagkakaibigan namin di mawawala ‘yon. 'Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo' was a baby project for me. Bineybi ko talaga ang project na ito. I really love the show. I’m just happy na tumagal kami ng ganon katagal,” he said.
Cuenca is also proud that they were able to sustain a good storyline considering that the series had to be extended twice.
“I think what made the show special ang kinukuwento namin ay totoo. [Our characters] were going through a lot of real-life problems na maraming naka-relate. I think that was the magic of the show. Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako kasi tinutukan talaga siya,” he said.
Cuenca asked the viewers to watch the final episodes of the series.
“Sobrang daming pasabog this week. Kung sa tingin niyo matataas ang eksena na napanood n’yo non, wala nang mas tataas pa dito kasi at this point desperado na lahat ng characters and a desperate person does desperate things na minsan hindi tama,” he said.
Now that his afternoon series is over, Cuenca said he bought two new cars to reward himself.
“Ang reward ko sa sarili ko for ‘Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo’ was a car pero parang [kakaalam] ko lang na na-extend [ang show noon]. Tapos nung nalaman kong pumasok ang ‘Kahit Puso’y Masugatan,’ ‘yon nakabili ako ng isa ko pang kotse, but [it’s] for me and my mom. ‘Yung isa ko ‘yung Jeep Wrangler tapos mayroon akong Suburban,” he shared.
Cuenca said he is also planning to go on a trip to Bali, Indonesia next year.
“I’ve never been there eh, but I heard a lot of good things about it. Actually si Miss Gloria Diaz (who is also part of 'Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo') ang nagsabi sa akin. Kung gusto mong magpahinga talaga, mag-rest, mag-start, Bali raw talaga. Sobrang ganda raw talaga doon,” he said.