MANILA, Philippines – Actor Jake Cuenca said he and actress Shaina Magdayao taped some sexy scenes for their upcoming television series "Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo.”
Cuenca, however, revealed he did not feel awkward doing the steamy scenes with Magdayao even if he knows that his leading lady is in a relationship with actor John Lloyd Cruz.
Speaking to Push.com.ph, Cuenca said it helped that he and Magdayao have been working together for a long time already.
“Shai is very professional. Matagal na kaming nagkatrabaho ni Shai. Alam na niya kung paano ako magtrabaho. Alam na niya kung gaano ako ka-profesional when it comes to that,” he said.
Cuenca said he is also grateful that Magdayao trusted him while they were doing the scenes.
“Inalalayan ko rin siya kasi alam ko hindi siya sanay sa scenes like that. Inalalalayan ko siya. I’m thankful to her kasi she trusted me. May tiwala siya sa akin,” he said.
According to Cuenca, a totally different Magdayao will be seen in this show about the day-to-day lives of OFWs.
“Kaya nga ibang Shaina ang makikita niyo kasi yung mga characters namin dito very sensual. Siyempre yung maseselang mga eksena medyo explosive ‘di ba? Kasi hindi mo nakasama ang asawa mo for a long time so kapag nagtugma kayo [intense] talaga,” he shared.
Cuenca said he is proud of this series because the story reflects reality.
“Ang makikita niyo rito very real ang mga stories, ang characters based sa mga kuwento ng mga OFWs talaga. So yung mga problem na pinagdadaanan namin based on real stories ‘yan,” he said.
Cuenca and Magdayao even shot scenes for "Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo” in Doha, Qatar.