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Jela has her own film festival at Vivamax

September 21, 2022 Mario Bautista 967 views

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JELA Cuenca is undoubtedly the busiest Viva bombshell. Proof of this is that she has a new movie streaming every week on Vivamax. This Friday, September 23, she is in ”5-in-1 Patay Kang Manyak Ka” with Wilbert Ross, Ava Mendez, Angela Morena and Rose Van Ginkle, directed by GB Sampedro.

“Girl Friday” with Angeli Khang and Jay Manalo, directed by Joel Lamangan opens on September 30. “Pabuya” with Diego Loyzaga and Franki Russell, directed by Phil Giordano on October 7.

Then “Relyebo” with Christine Bermas and Sean de Guzman, directed by Cris Aquino, opens on October 14. That’s a veritable Jela Cuenca film festival! Isn’t she afraid of being overexposed?

“When I was shooting these movies, hindi ko naman po alam na sunud-sunod ang magiging pagpapalabas sa kanila,” she says. “E ako naman, basta trabaho lang nang trabaho. Natutuwa nga akong hindi ako nababakante at sunud-sunod ang projects na ibinibigay ng Viva sa akin kasi tumutulong ako sa family ko.”

It’s good she’s not confused with the various roles she’s playing? “Hindi naman po. Kung minsan, lagari nga ako sa mga shooting, so I have to keep on reminding myself kung sino ang ginagampanan kong character sa isu-shoot ko that day. Iba-iba naman po ang characters ko. In ‘5-in-1’, I play Lana Rose, isa sa limang babaeng pinagsasabay-sabay ni WIlbert Ross na isang successful businessman dito. Nang bigla siyang mamatay, ‘yung sister niyang madre, hinanap kung sino sa aming lima ang higit na karapat dapat to inherit his businesses.”

Since the subtitle of their movie is “Patay Kang Manyak Ka”, has she ever experienced being molested by a maniac? And has she ever had a boyfriend who she discovered to be two timing her?

“Tungkol po dun sa manyak, hindi ko pa na-experience kasi hindi po ako mahilig lumabas-labas. Usually bahay-trabaho lang ako. About ‘yung boyfriend na nangangaliwa, may nahuli ako noong may iba palang karelasyon bukod sa akin, so binitiwan ko siya agad. Ayoko nga noong may kahati at pinagsasabay kami.”

She says that of all the movies she completed, the most demanding role is that of Carmela in “Girl Friday”. “Bale ako po ‘yung naging Girl Friday dito ni Angeli Khang sa story. Parang assistant nila, assistant sa kama. Husband niya rito si Jay Manalo at husband ko naman si Massimo Scofield. Battered wife po ako ni Massimo. Nahuli siya ni Kuya Jay na nagnanakaw ng baka sa rancho nila at ipinakulong siya. So nagpunta po ako sa kanila ni Angeli at nakiusap na maawa sila sa asawa ko. In return, maglilingkod ako sa kanila. Ka-threesome nila sa kama. First time ko to work with Kuya Jay and very professional siya. He talks to us ni Angeli para hindi kami maiilang sa bedscenes namin with him.”

She’s a battered wife in “Girl Friday”. Has she ever experienced being physically abused by a boyfriend?

“Ay no, never. Kasi I won’t tolerate it. Nakita ko how my father used to hurt my mother kaya hiniwalayan siya. Noon pa, sinabi ko nang hindi ako papayag. Oras na saktan ako, hiwalay agad! Better to separate na lang.”

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