What Jake Cuenca feels about villain roles

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Jul 30 2014 01:03 PM | Updated as of Jul 30 2014 09:03 PM

Jake Cuenca

MANILA -- Despite getting good reviews for his performance as the villain Franco Hidalgo in the hit primetime series "Ikaw Lamang," actor Jake Cuenca said he would like to take a break from playing bad boy roles.

In an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com, Cuenca explained that he wants to be choosy with his next role after "Ikaw Lamang," which also stars Coco Martin and Kim Chiu.

"It depends on the offer," Cuenca said when asked about doing more villain roles. "But if you ask me from where I'm standing now maybe, yes (I want to take a break from those roles).

"I don't want the character of Franco to easily be forgotten so I will have to preserve that by selecting the next villain role carefully," he added.

The actor said he is just thankful that viewers appreciate his performance in "Ikaw Lamang."

"I'm overwhelmed. It feels so good that people see the hard work I put into this role. All the more I'm decided to pursue studying acting more, so in the next project I can give the audience another unforgettable performance. I owe it to them," he said.

This doesn't mean, however, that "Ikaw Lamang" is about to end.

"Book one will end soon," he clarified. "There are still many things to expect."

"Ikaw Lamang" airs weeknights on ABS-CBN's primetime block after "Hawak Kamay."