MANILA -- "Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin" actor Jake Cuenca has nothing but praise for Coco Martin who is making his debut as a director in the upcoming movie "Ang Panday."
"I love it. I love him as a director. Parang lahat naman ng artista, parang we all wish to have an actor's director and Coco Martin is an actor's director. Naiintindihan niya kung ano ang pinagdadaanan ng artista in the scene... not a lot of current directors know that," Cuenca told reporters in an interview.
Cuenca also noted that Martin gave him the freedom to play his character, the main villain Lizardo, in the fantasy movie.
"Hindi ka niya ilalagay sa alanganin. In this movie, he let me play. He trusted me so much na makakapagbigay ako ng performance na kakaiba. I'm so happy. Nanonood ako ng fighting scene noong huli halos nangiyak-ngiyak ako kasi ang ganda. I was just like ang ganda ng movie na ito. I'm so lucky to be part of this movie," added Cuenca.
An official entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival, "Ang Panday" opens in theaters nationwide on December 25.