Jake Cuenca says Kim Chiu is his favorite leading lady
With Gerald Anderson’s (JR) life on the line in Tayong Dalawa, the whole country awaits Kim Chiu’s (Audrey) decision whether or not she would agree to Jake Cuenca’s (Dave) proposition about saving her beloved in exchange of her hand in marriage. ABS-CBN.com had a chat with Jake last night and he excitedly gave a few hints on what people should watch out for in this top-rating teleserye especially when it comes to his role. “You will definitely see more of the bad side of Dave. Kasi ngayon parang he’s a selfish person. Kahit maganda ang intensyon niya laging may mali with his actions eh. Sa sobrang pagmamahal niya kay Audrey, nagiging desperado siya. Makikita niyo rin yung transformation niya kasi yung mga tine-tape namin na scenes, yung mga characters [namin nila Kim and Gerald] nag-eevolve na into more mature adults,” he began.
Is it possible for Kim’s character to fall in love again with Jake in the story? “I don’t know about Audrey pero Dave will do anything for that to happen kasi nga yung love niya para kay Audrey higit pa sa sarili niya or sa pamilya niya. Abangan na lang ng mga tao kung paano susuyuin ni Dave si Audrey at the same time yung mga conflicts niya with JR. Siyempre yung rift namin magkapatid will always be there. Kahit kami excited magbasa ng script kasi ang daming nangyayari.” But what Jake loves most about the whole thing is that he still gets to play the good guy in certain situations. “Yes, he's not a tailor-fit bida or kontrabida. He crosses the line between the two eh. That’s the challenge with Dave. Like right now, yung ineere nila, may reason kung bakit hinihingi ko yung buhay ni Audrey kapalit ng buhay ni JR. There's a good and bad side to it,” he explained.
No doubt about it, the team behind Tayong Dalawa will continue to make the plot juicier than ever as the show goes on. Is there more pressure for him and Gerald since the story mostly revolves around their relationship as estranged brothers? “There's always pressure from the beginning. I think the key to the success of the show is our teamwork. Tulad nga ng title ng show, when you say Tayong Dalawa it’s not just one eh. It really takes to tango, it takes two to make a scene so we really practice that. We’ve gotten this far nila Kim and Gerald because of teamwork. Kaya nga I am very thankful to the two of them dahil tinanggap nila ako. It’s not easy to get in between the country's most popular love team but they really helped me through it,” he stressed.
This led him to point out he is most comfortable to work with Kim compared with other female stars today. “Kapag ka-eksena ko si Kim I can't ask for more. To be very honest, my favorite leading lady has to be Kim kasi she's very supportive with the scenes and she's very nice to be around with even off cam.” But before the rumor mill misinterprets his statement yet again, Jake was quick to say the reason behind his closeness towards the young actress. “I really look at her as a sister to me in the same way I look at Gerald as a brother. I’m just very thankful to both of them that they let me in with what they have. Talagang nakatulong sa amin tatlo.” When told that they really bring out the best in each other, Jake agreed that they always help each other out. “Talagang we challenge each other. Kapag merong isa sa aming nadapa, merong dalawang tutulong kaagad. Yun ang maganda sa amin.”
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