by Nerisa Almo posted on September 28, 2015

Coco Martin
PHOTO: NOEL ORSAL

When the teaser for Ang Probinsyano was shown during its press conference, the entertainment media were surprised to see Coco jumping into a river.

During the Q and A, Coco was asked if he hesitated doing the said stunt.

“Actually, wala naman po talaga sa usapan na ‘yon,” he smiled.

“Siguro nga dahil nanggaling ako sa indie, hindi ko mai-acting ang isang bagay kapag inaarte ko lang o pinepeke, e.

“Sabi ko nga, hindi pwedeng hindi [ako] ipakita kasi hahanapin ‘yon, ‘Nasaan siya, after tumalon.’”

Coco added that it wasn’t a big deal for him because, “Sabi ko nga, hindi naman ako galing sa marangyang pamilya. Noong bata ako, lagi naman akong nasa ilog.

“Hindi naman po, siguro nae-excite din ako.

“Sabi ko nga, kapag nararamdaman ko na ang character ko, mas naiisip ko ‘yong situation sa character more than sa akin.”

This is just one of the many stunts that Coco will do for his new primetime series. He takes on the role of a cop in Ang Probinsyano that began airing this Monday, September 28, on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

The actor gives credit to his directors, Avel Sunpongco and Malu Sevilla, for guiding him in doing these kinds of action sequences.

“Nagtutulungan naman kami nina Direk Avel at Direk Malu.

“Siyempre, as an actor, kapag nandun ka na sa eksena talaga, mas feel mo kapag ikaw na mismo ‘yong gumagawa.”

As an actor who usually does drama, Coco says doing stunts requires a bit of an adjustment. It can be remembered this is only the second time he’s doing an action-drama series. The first was the 2009 Kapamilya teleserye, Tayong Dalawa.

He related, “Siyempre, never natin mapapantayan ang mga nagawa ni [Fernando Poe Jr.].

“Pero sa henerasyon ngayon, gusto nating maipakita ang mga bago, mga updated na mga sitwasyon.

“Sabi nga namin, ipakita namin ang iba pang maihahain namin sa kanila.”

He also mentioned, “Sabi nga rin ni Tita Susan [Roces], huwag akong ma-pressure.

“Siyempre, alam naman po nating lahat na nanggaling ako sa drama.

“Kumbaga, pangalawang beses ko lang po gumawa ng ganitong klaseng soap opera.

“Nagtutulungan po kami, collaboration kung papaano pa po namin mas pagagandahin ‘yong bawat eksena.”

Source: http://www.pep.ph/guide/tv/20488/coco-martin-jumps-into-a-river-does-most-of-his-stunts-in-ang-probinsyano

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