Jake Cuenca is the latest addition to ABS-CBN's Star Magic's roster of talents. The young actor considers his transfer to the Kapamilya network (ABS-CBN) from the Kapuso network (GMA-7) a big challenge.
"I'm still adjusting though," admits Jake during the press con of Star Magic's December birthday celebrants last December 15. "So far, everyone's been good to me naman. And I feel fortunate to be part of this family."
Adds Jake, "I'm more challenged now that I have to work in a new environment and with new people. Pero everything's A-okay naman. Konting adjustment na lang siguro."
Jake was given a warm welcome in ASAP '06's "Full Circle" segment. Then he was paired with his long-time crush Angelica Panganiban in the weekend shows Lovespell ("Home Switch Home" episode) and Your Song.
Jake recently guested in the fantaserye Pedro Penduko, where he played the love interest of Melissa Ricks. His biggest break in his new home will be the upcoming soap Sana Maulit Muli with Kim Chui and Gerald Anderson.
"Medyo offbeat ang role ko dito. But I can't reveal much. Kami ni Neri Naig ang magka-loveteam dito," adds Jake.
Jake made his first TV splash via a commercial, after which he got offered an acting job. He will be 19 this December 30, and being a true-blue techie, Jake wants the Playstation 3 (worth P60 thousand) for a gift.
"I'm really, really tempted to buy it. Meron na kasi si Dennis [Trillo, a close friend]. Kaya I also want one for myself, siguro as a birthday and Christmas gift na rin," Jake says, smiling.