by: Bernie Franco
Angel Locsin was proud to say that she does her own stunts in Imortal, her current primetime teleserye with John Lloyd Cruz. She has done a lot of action-themed TV series which she considers an achievement because not many actresses are given projects under this genre. “Mahirap, hindi maiwasan na nagkakasakitan kami dito pero excited kasi ako[mahilig] sa mga stunts talaga, eh. ’Pag fight scenes ‘pag 5 a.m. gigising talaga ako. Gustong-gusto ko ‘yung mga ganon. Super nage-enjoy po ako sa mgaactions. Nakakatuwa rin na nakikilala ka sa ganon kasi andaming magagaling na artista dito sa ABS-CBN,” she confessed.
“Gusto ko po talaga. Actually feeling ko talaga action queen ako pero sana po ma-recognize ng mga tao. Nasa tao naman po ‘yon pero naa-appreciate ako kapag napupuri ako sa mga stunts na ginagawa ko.”
But Angel said that her fight scenes in Imortal will not be possible without the help of the staff and crew. “With the help of our sound directors, directors, and John Lloyd, siyempre ‘yung mga kapwa artista ko hindi mo naman din magagawa ‘yung stunts mo kung hindi rin dahil sa kanila. Natututukan din lang talaga ako,” she justified.
One of the action-adventure teleseryes that Angel did before she transferred to ABS-CBN was Asian Treasures(2007) where she starred opposite Robin Padilla, who is now also a Kapamilya star. During that time, the two were romantically linked to each other, but the controversy was short-lived. “Wala naman. Dinedma naman ng tao. ‘Di yata masyadong kinagat. Tingin ko safe naman. Pero andami kong natutunan kay Kuya Binoe talaga. Hindi ako mamumulat ng ganito sa action kung hindi dahil sa kanya.”
Although they belong in the same TV network, Angel related that it has been a long time since she talked to Robin. However, she said that she is willing to work with the action superstar again if an opportunity comes along. “Ako I’m excited. ‘Pag may nakakatrabaho kang beteranong artista, marami kasing natututunan ‘di ba?” But she added that she does not see this happening soon because she is aware that Robin’s next teleseryewill be with Bea Alonzo in the highly anticipated teleserye, Guns and Roses. “Excited po ako don, gusto kong makita kung anong bagong ipapakita,” Angel explained.