According to Jake Cuenca, it would depend on the audience if he will do frontal nudity in the controversial stage play DickTalk, which will run from April 15 to 23, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City.
“I have the freedom to do it if I want to,” he avers. “Let’s see. I’ll cross the bridge when I get here. Let’s see how I’ll feel on that day!”
The competent actor explains that doing a full monty should not be the main selling point in the forthcoming stage play.
“For me, the main reason why I want to go back to theater is not because I want to do a skin or peep show. What I want to showcase is how I do theater. My main purpose here is to show that I’m different in films, television, and the legitimate stage.”
Interestingly, what does he love about theater?
“Well, for one, it’s dangerous – you don’t know what’s going to happen once you stepped foot on stage. You’re also in control. As I’ve said earlier, you can do whatever you want.”
For Jake, the audience is a huge factor.
“If I feel that they want it, or the anticipation is there and this is the cherry on top of a good performance, then I might give it. Definitely, I won’t take that away from the audience.
“It’s not a very satisfying experience to go full monty in a theater without an audience, right? So, you have to feel it out. At the end of the day, it’s still a performance. I will just feel it from the connection that I built with the audience,” he ends.
Viva Films proudly presents its sequel to the mega-blockbuster Maid in Malacañang. Titled Martyr or Murderer, it is directed by the controversial Darryl Yap and is the second of his trilogy.
The movie boasts of a stellar cast led by Cesar Montano, Ruffa Gutierrez, Cristine Reyes, Isko Moreno, Ella Cruz Elizabeth Oropesa, and Beverly Salviejo. Playing support are Diego Loyzaga, Cindy Miranda, Kyle Velino, and Franki Russell.
According to Cesar who plays the late President Ferdinand Marcos in the movie, he enjoys the story and script which gets deeper and deeper. He admits that the film brought him new discoveries. On Ruffa’s part who breathes life into Imelda Marcos, she found it challenging to portray the former First Lady but is thankful for their director’s guidance. She believes that the cast is in good hands.
Meanwhile, Cristine reveals that it was challenging also to portray Senator Imee Marcos in the movie because she has a huge role in the family. For the pretty actress, the more challenging the role is, the more excited and game she becomes to portray it.
As an ender, Direk Darryl reiterates that his trilogy is not about politics but more of a family story. It would make the viewers think and assess their own family setting. While doing Martyr or Murderer, the acclaimed megger admits that he was not really thinking of breaking another box-office record but just simply to offer the viewers the continuation of the story.