Nash Aguas realizes his dream of becoming, well, sort of an action star in the film “Class Of 2018” wherein he plays a school boy fighting for his life.
The desire to be one was planted when he shot the indie film, “Resbak.” One of the scenes required him to do stunts at the MRT no less.
“There was traffic below us when we scaled the fence of the MRT,” he recalled. “Then the rain started so the director told us to ignore blocking and just do it. He told us, ‘There’s a taxi there, you rob the woman and you climb the fence.’ It was so dangerous especially near the barbed wires.”
In “Class Of 2018,” Nash doesn’t have a stunt double.
“One time, I was hit in the face. Although we rehearsed the scene, we wanted the scene to look as realistic as possible. I guess it was a miscalculation or I was in the the wrong position. I don’t know. All I know is I got hit.”
He added: “If you’re already into the scene — when you’re angry and high with emotions — you notice it because your head is crowded with so many thoughts.
“I didn’t realize I got hit until I felt the pain in my nape when the adrenaline subsided. I watched the playback of the video and I really got nudged.”
Is “Class Of 2018” a zombie movie, we asked.
“No. There are people chasing us but they’re not brain-less people. They chase people because the virus that hit them is so aggressive they get the urge to kill people. This is not a zombie film but a suspense-thriller.”
Nash has been in showbiz for 15 years now, starting on “Star Circle Quest.” He then appeared on “OK Fine, ’To Ang Gusto Nyo!” before joining “Goin’ Bulilit” in 2005.
He remembers the first time he lost at an acting derby.
“I was eight years old and nominated for Best Single Performance by an Actor for ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK).’ My performance there was inspired by Piolo Pascual’s performance in another ‘MMK’ episode. He was my inspiration. I felt he was really good. Ending? Piolo won.
“I was sad in the beginning but I eventually realized I can be happy even if I did not win. It’s merely a challenge for me to be better next time. My loss became an inspiration to do better next time.”
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