Jake Cuenca (MNS Photo)

Jake Cuenca (MNS Photo)

Actor Jake Cuenca is getting ready for the hate as he is set to play the villain in the upcoming series “Ikaw Lamang” with Kim Chiu, Julia Montes and Coco Martin.

Cuenca, who just finished ABS-CBN’s hit series “Maria Mercedes” with Jessy Mendiola, is excited to be playing the bad guy again.

“I miss being the villain. After being the lading man in ‘Mercedes’ it feels brand new being the bad guy again,” he said.

The actor feels viewers will really hate his character in the series, a period teleserye set in a hacienda in the 1960s.

It also stars veteran actors Ronaldo Valdez, Cherie Gil, Angel Aquino, John Estrada and Tirso Cruz III.

“I think a lot of people will get mad at me after watching this show. If they don’t that just means I’m not doing my job well. I am not planning to portray this role grey, I want this character to be as dark as possible,” Cuenca said.

“More important for me is I perform well and again be different from my other projects in the past,” he added. (MNS)