Jake Cuenca feels "vindicated" after watching his performance in In the Name of Love

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"I feel vindicated. I feel, yung alam mo yun, na meron akong nai-release na napaka... It’s been a year. We worked so hard and I’m just so happy with what happened tonight," says Jake Cuenca about his performance in his latest film, In the Name of Love.


Halatang kagagaling lang sa pag-iyak ni Jake Cuenca nang makausap siya ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at iba pang entertainment press sa premiere ng pelikulang In the Name of Love kagabi, May 10, sa SM Megamall.

Hindi napigilan ng young actor na maapektuhan din sa movie na ginawa, lalo pa nga’t first time lang daw niya itong napanood.

"They asked me to watch it, I chose not to. I wanted to watch it tonight, sa premiere," sabi niya.

Ano ang naramdaman niya after watching the film?

"Sinabi ko nga sa kotse papunta rito, kasama ko sina Angel [Locsin] atsaka si Aga [Muhlach], sabi ko, alam mo yung vindication kasi hindi mo pa rin mabitawan hangga’t sa mapanood mo na.

"And I chose talaga to watch tonight. Not when I’m dubbing it.

"I feel vindicated. I feel, yung alam mo yun, na meron akong nai-release na napaka...

"It’s been a year. We worked so hard and I’m just so happy with what happened tonight."

More than his expectation ba ang napanood niya?

"Actually, hindi ko alam ang ie-expect, e," sabi ni Jake.

"Kasi sila Inang [Olivia Lamasan], kino-congratulate na ako bago pa ang premiere night.

"Yung mga taga-Star... Sinasabi nila, ’Ang galing mo rito Jake. Ang galing mo!’

"But I really don’t know. Hindi muna ako naniwala hangga’t hindi ko napapanood."

Puwede sigurong ituring ni Jake na ang portrayal niya sa In the Name of Love ang pinaka-best niya so far, bukod pa sa ibang-ibang Jake ang mapapanood sa kanya ng mga tao rito.

"Thank you...iniba talaga nila ako. The challenge in this movie was not to be Jake Cuenca.

"And tulad ng sinabi ko, kaya naging sobrang challenging din ang pelikulang ito, I had to be not Jake in one year.

"Di ba, naihiwalay rin ang pelikulang ito because alam ko kung gaano kaimportante ang pelikulang ito sa mga TV projects ko.

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"Talagang ang priority ko for one year and a half was this movie alone," saad niya.

After doing the film, mas na-challenge ba siya sa future movies na gagawin niya?

"Talagang ngayon, nag-enjoy ako doing movies," sabi niya.

"So, siguro, the next movie that I will do, or I will accept, has to be as good as this. Has to challenge me even further.

"Kung hindi man kasing-ganda nito... Kasi si Direk Olive is Direk Olive.

"Kung hindi man kasing-ganda nito, dapat ma-challenge ako nang buong-buo tulad noong challenge na hinarap ko sa pelikulang ito."

DATELESS. Samantala, marami naman ang na-curious na wala siyang kasamang date sa premiere night.

"Nandiyan naman ang pamilya ko!" natatawang sabi niya.

Si Melissa Ricks, hindi ba niya inimbitahan?

"Busy siya, e...busy siya today," sagot ni Jake.

Pero personal daw niyang inimbitahan ang kasintahan.

"Of course naman, she was in my guest list," sambit niya.

"Nakakapag-usap naman kami. Kaso, alam ko naman kung bakit wala siya.

"At alam ko naman ang suportang ibinibigay sa akin ni Mel, higit pa sa pagpunta rito.

"Kumbaga, naitawid ko rin ang isang taong kalahati na yun dahil sa supporta ni Melissa.

"She can watch it naman tomorrow.

"And you know, regular screening. That would mean something—gagastos pa siya."

THE BREAKUP RUMOR. Muling nilinaw ng PEP kay Jake ang lumabas na isyu na break na na raw sila ni Melissa.

"Okay kami. We’re good. We’re okay," diin niya.

"Yun na lang. I don’t want to go into details about my personal life.

"Like I’ve said, sinegregate ko rin ’tong relationship na ’to from the rest because this time around, I wanna keep it quiet. I wanna keep it to ourselves."

Tinanong din si Jake tungkol sa ilang entries ni Melissa sa Twitter account nito na tila may "dala-dala" ang young actress.

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Ayon kay Jake, "Of course, I asked Mel about it.

"Pero siyempre, it’s not good that she’s sad, but I can’t answer for her. Siya na lang talaga ang tanungin niyo.

"Sinusubukan ko naman talaga na pasayahin siya.

"Siyempre, nagkakataon lang talaga na these past few months have been very hectic for the two of us, and not the easiest."

"Pero tulad nga ng sinabi ko, I don’t want to speak too much about my personal life.

"Siguro naman, baka puwede n’yong ibalato sa akin ang gabing ito.

"I want to enjoy this movie as much as possible muna," pakiusap niya.

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In the Name of Love" data-url="https://www.pep.ph/news/29391/jake-cuenca-feels-vindicated-after-watching-his-performance-in-in-the-name-of-love" data-desc="Jake insists he and Melissa Ricks are "okay" and "good."" data-image="https://contents.pep.ph/images2/news/9c227ba6b.jpg"> In the Name of Love" data-url="https://www.pep.ph/news/29391/jake-cuenca-feels-vindicated-after-watching-his-performance-in-in-the-name-of-love" data-desc="Jake insists he and Melissa Ricks are "okay" and "good."" data-image="https://contents.pep.ph/images2/news/9c227ba6b.jpg"> In the Name of Love" data-url="https://www.pep.ph/news/29391/jake-cuenca-feels-vindicated-after-watching-his-performance-in-in-the-name-of-love" data-desc="Jake insists he and Melissa Ricks are "okay" and "good."" data-image="https://contents.pep.ph/images2/news/9c227ba6b.jpg"> In the Name of Love" data-url="https://www.pep.ph/news/29391/jake-cuenca-feels-vindicated-after-watching-his-performance-in-in-the-name-of-love" data-desc="Jake insists he and Melissa Ricks are "okay" and "good."" data-image="https://contents.pep.ph/images2/news/9c227ba6b.jpg">

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