Jake Cuenca explains why he walked out of 'Gandang Gabi Vice' taping
MANILA, Philippines – Actor Jake Cuenca admitted he did not push through with the taping of Vice Ganda’s show Gandang Gabi Vice when he found out his ex-girlfriend model Chanel Olive Thomas was on set nearby.
In an interview with reporters at the press conference of his new teleserye Pasion de Amor, Jake said he did not want to put his ex-girlfriend in a tight spot.
“Nagulat ako. Siyempre bago tinawag ang mga pangalan namin, pagsilip ko sa pintuan, nakita ko 'yung ex ko. Nandoon kasi lahat ng candidates ng Miss Earth. I just didn’t want to put my ex-girlfriend in that situation,” he said.
(I was surprised. Of course before they called our names, when we peeked out the door, I saw her [Chanel]. All of the candidates of Miss Earth were there.)
“Hindi sa hindi ko kaya [na nandoon siya]. Naging gentleman lang ako na ayaw ko ilagay sa alanganin 'yung tao, lalo na moment niya ngayon na mag Miss Earth,” Jake added.
(It's not that I couldn't take it that she was there. I was just being a gentleman because I did not want to put her on the spot especially that this is her moment, that Miss Earth is approaching.)
Jake said he has already apologized to Vice for the incident and that Vice knew the reason why he had to bow out.
Chanel is competing as one of the candidates of Miss Philippines Earth which will be held on May 31. (READ: Chanel Olive Thomas on joining Miss PH Earth: I want to bring that change)
Pasion de Amor
After taking an acting course in New York and winning Best Actor at the 2014 International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM), Jake returns to primetime as one of the leading men in the upcoming teleserye Pasion de Amor, an adaptation of the Colombian teleserye that became a hit worldwide. In the show, Jake plays Juan Samonte, the eldest of the three brothers, alongside Ejay Falcon and Joseph Marco, who will seek revenge for the death of their sister.
In Pasion, Jake is paired with new Kapamilya actress Arci Muñoz who plays Norma. Jake said he loves working with Arci because aside from being good friends, he recognizes her depth as an actress.
When asked about the roles given to him, Jake said: "I am an actor. Nagpapasalamat ako sa ABS for giving me this opportunity na maging kontrabida tapos bida and whatever is in front of me, gagawin bilang artista. Gagawin ko nang maigi."
(I am thankful to ABS for giving me this opportunity to be an antagonist and then be the hero, and whatever is in front of me, I will do it as an entertainer. I will do it well.)
Pasion de Amor also stars Ellen Adarna, Coleen Garcia, Teresa Loyzaga, Aubrey Miles, Michelle Madrigal, Ahron Villena, Ingrid Dela Paz, Daria Ramirez, Alex Castro, AJ Dee, Ron Morales, Zeppi Borromeo, Ashley Rivera, Benj Bolivar, Nathaniel Britt, Mauro Lumba, June Macasaet, and with special participation of Mr. Ronaldo Valdez.
Directed by Eric Quizon, Pasion de Amor will air on June 1. –Rappler.com