Jake Cuenca kicked in the head, had knee injured while filming ‘The Iron Heart’ fight scenes
Jake Cuenca admitted that there are instances when he gets hurt while doing action stunts for his TV series “The Iron Heart,” but stressed that it’s part of the job and that he is committed to giving his best for the show.
The actor disclosed this during a media conference for the second season of the TV series on Friday, June 23. Aside from Cuenca, his co-stars Richard Gutierrez, Dimples Romana, Christian Vasquez, Roi Vinzon, Anthony Jennings and Louise Abuel were also present at the event.
“I got kicked in the head the other day but then it’s all part of the action,” Cuenca said, adding in jest that he did not want to name who hurt him. “Another actor injured my knee.”
“Pero (But) it’s all part of it. Sabi ko nga (As I have said)… we’re on a mindset when we get to the set,” he continued. “There’s nothing that’s gonna get in our way from taking these scenes.”
Gutierrez then underscored how they are thankful that since they have started filming, no one from their team has gotten serious injuries from the action scenes.
“All the time, pinag-uusapan namin nina direk at lahat ng mga stunt choreographers, stunt men namin (we, together with the directors, stunt choreographers and stuntmen, talk about how) safety is a priority,” Gutierrez said. “We will not risk any injuries as much as we can.”
“Thankfully, with the right team and the right mindset, (we only had) minor bruises and scratches,” he added.
It was also revealed during the media conference that the second season of “The Iron Heart” will be filmed in Iloilo, and that actor JM de Guzman will be the new addition to the cast. /ra