|Jake Cuenca and Baron Geisler. (Composite Photo)
MANILA, Philippines - Actor Jake Cuenca said he is ready for the challenge of doing his first kissing scene with controversial actor Baron Geisler in the indie film "Lihis."
It will be Cuenca's first time to play a gay role in a movie. He first played a gay role in an episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya."
"I'm an actor. For me, I'm very comfortable with my sexuality. I know where I stand in life. To do scenes like that, it won't bother me. Of course nakakailang pero si Baron yon kaibigan ko naman si Baron so OK lang. For me, I'm an actor and I'm willing, basta nagustuhan ko yung materyal ay haharapin ko 'yon at hindi ako magba-buckle," he said.
Cuenca said he could not say no to the project because he believes that he is in good hands with director Joel Lamangan and co-stars Geisler and Lovi Poe.
"I couldn't say no to Joel Lamangan (ang director), Ricky Lee as the writer. So many good actors and actress sa movie. At matagal na akong naghahanap ng indie movie and this is the perfect one," he said.
According to Cuenca, "Lihis" is an epic story of two men who fell in love with each other while fighting for their principles.
"Maganda yung movie, epic movie ito, made in the 80's. Ito yung panahon ng mga aktibista at NPA at makikita niyo yung life ng mga homosexual noon ay hindi pa klaro at hindi pa tanggap," he said.