The Iron Heart main actors Richard Gutierrez and Jake Cuenca were lauded for their mesmerizing, modern tour-de-force set in an empty warehouse in a recent episode.
In the trending scene from the #TIHRambol episode, Apollo (Richard) and Eros (Jake) engaged in a gritty confrontation, forcing each other to confess their identities as agents. The result is a roller coaster brawl with breathtaking agility and tangible brutality.
The choreography started off with an exciting gun match until Apollo ran out of bullets. With no weapon other than his sheer strength, he attacked Eros, who managed to regain stance, building up an immensely satisfying violence. Crisp. Polished. Modern.
The scene emphasized each characters’ style of fighting, creating a more realistic texture. Didn’t you feel the intensity of Apollo and Eros’ punches and kicks?
The Iron Heart has truly kept its promise to push action to new heights, with the help of professional stunts and martial arts choreographer Action 360.
In the behind-the-scenes videos, we see the amount of hard work – and pain – that these actors go through to mount a realistic action scene. Check out this clip of Richard hitting Jake with a chair:
The 5-minute scene was filmed in long, multiple takes.
The actors went through real-life danger performing the stunts, making the experience all the more satisfying for the audience. Kudos to Richard and Jake for going through the pain and peril for the love of their craft!
Action 360 also choreographed Apollo and Eros’ intense match in the Athernity Beauty building. “Our actors do their own stunts,” said in the caption.
The actors’ commitment to realism makes for a more exciting, high-stake action. Watch out for more as Apollo and Eros join forces in The Iron Heart, weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.