JAKE Cuenca said he was disappointed when he was not named Best Supporting Actor at the recently concluded 28th PMPC Star Awards for Television.
The actor said that he was hoping to clinch the award after he received positive reviews on his performance in ABS-CBN primetime series “Ikaw Lamang” opposite Kim Chiu and Coco Martin.
But Jake clarified that he’s happy for co-star, John Estrada, for taking home the trophy and for “Ikaw Lamang” ending up as big winner.
“Ayoko na mag-expect. Ayoko nang umasa ng ganyan. I was very disappointed. But I was happy it was Kuya John kasi kasama ko siya sa show and naghakot din (ng trophy) yung show,” he said.
The 26-year-old added: “Buong buhay ko parang tuwing mananalo ako eh hindi ko ini-expect. But for that role I was kind of expecting but it didn’t happen. I had my moment with it. Then I woke up the next morning, taping and okay na. Move on na lang.”
Jake said he is thankful to mother network, ABS-CBN, for his next project “Pasion de Amor” with Arci Muñoz, Joseph Marco, Ellen Adarna and Ejay Falcon.
“Everything is falling into place. Nung sinimulan ko yung Ikaw Lamang alam ko naman na magagalit sa akin yung tao and I had no problem with that. I had a fun time doing that,” he said.
Aside from the upcoming show, Jake is the star in independent film “Mulat,” which is included in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) New Wave category.
“Mulat” is the same film which gave Jake the Best Actor Feature trophy last October at the 2014 International Film Festival Manhattan held in New York City.
The actor said he will never forget the experience of accepting the award in front of a foreign audience. He is hopeful the indie film will get the same reception in Manila.
“It such a bonus kasi pumunta talaga ako doon para mag-aral and nagkataon na ganun nga. Nung sinabi yung pangalan ko sobrang nagulat ako and hindi ko in-expect. Isa ito sa mga experience na pwede kong ikwento sa mga magiging anak ko,” Jake said.
Is he hoping for a Best Actor trophy this MMFF? Jake replied: “Ayoko na umasa”. (Sunnex)