Apart from her adventurous roles on films, her compelling portrayals in the action-filled fantaseryes like Lobo in 2008, Imortal in 2010 and La Luna Sangre in 2017 have certainly made Angel Locsin as one of the most powerful actresses in the industry when it comes to action-drama scenes. And, in her major comeback in the primetime action scene as Rhian Bonifacio/Diana Guerrero/Arabella De Leon in The General’s Daughter, she proved to us how much she loves defying the most challenging scenes by refusing to have a stunt double even In the most dangerous scenes in the show.
Back in 2015, we can recall that Angel revealed having a spine injury in her interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda. Speaking to the King of Talk, she said “Ako kasi, ‘pag may trabaho talaga, ibinibigay ko talaga ‘yong best ko. Gano’n ko kamahal ‘yong craft and ‘yong role inaalagaan ko. So, ‘pag may ni-require na mga stunts, ginagawa ko talaga lahat. As much as possible, iniiwasan ko po talaga gumamit ng double kasi gusto kong ipakita sa tao na ako ‘yong binabayaran dito, [kaya] ako gagawa. Ako gagawa ng mahihirap na bagay, at enjoy po ako do’n.”
WATCH: Angel Locsin explains how she got her back injury
After her revelation, Angel took a break from doing action roles to heal. Last year, despite admitting that she was still undergoing therapy, she announced how happy she was to come back on screen in The General’s Daughter. In her Instagram post on January 2019 of a teaser poster for the show, she wrote:
“2015 challenged me. 2016 broke me. 2017 changed me. 2018 opened my eyes. 2019, I’m coming back. After 5 years . . . This is Angel Locsin, reporting for duty as Rhian Bonifacio.”
Apart from that statement, Angel assured everyone that she is physically fit and is well taken cared of as she portrayed her character in the show. During the show’s press conference days before it premiered on television, she shared:
“Before mag-taping, nagpapa-PT na ‘ko para the next day, kondisyon na ‘yong katawan ko and then after no’n, bantay ako sa ice packs, sa hot pack. ‘Pag alam kong hindi ko kaya, hindi ko naman ginagawa pero so far, wala pa naman silang nire-request sa aking gawin na alam kong alanganin sa’kin kasi maingat sila po sa’kin.”
As the said primetime series aired on television, Angel was definitely astounding in portraying her character. Aside from touching our hearts on her drama scenes, her action-packed scenes are incredibly heart stopping. Those included Angel flexibly jumping into the ocean, riding a moving delivery truck while hanging under it between its wheels and in another scene outside on its door, and even rappelling on a building, which Angel all did by herself without a stunt double.
WATCH: Angel Locsin, walang stunt double sa mga natitirang eksena ng The General’s Daughter
Indeed, Angel Locsin was not hailed the Primetime Action-Drama Queen for nothing. Look back at her most amazing death-defying stunts as Rhian in this Friday 5 video, and don’t dare miss how things will end for her character in the breathtaking finale of The General’s Daughter.