MANILA - Go-kart racer-turned-actor Matteo Guidicelli has revealed that he had no body double for his upcoming movie "Across the Crescent Moon."
Speaking on DZMM's "Mismo" on Wednesday night, Guidicelli said he wanted to do his stunts himself.
The actor also revealed that he had always wanted to do an action film and he saw this movie as his opportunity to do that.
"Pangarap ko talaga mag-action. And timing talaga, before this film, I was already training for this martial art called 'Kali,' it's a Filipino martial art," Guidicelli told hosts Jobert Sucaldito and Ahwel Paz.
According to him, he had no hesitations in accepting the movie offer after reading its script.
"Noong inoffer nila itong pelikula, sabi ko, 'I want to do it, I want to do it,'" Guidicelli said.
"Without hesitation, I said yes... enjoyed it so much kasi ang laki-laki ng stunts.. ang bigat ng eksena," he added.
In "Across the Crescent Moon," Guidicelli plays Special Action Force (SAF) officer Abbas Misani, a Muslim man who is married to a Christian woman named Emma.
Guidicelli revealed that the crew worked with real-life SAF officers and the actor had nothing but praise and respects for the elite cops.
"Across The Crescent Moon" is directed by Baby Nebrida and stars Christopher de Leon, Dina Bonnevie, Gabby Concepcion, Ivan Carapiet, Sandy Andolong and Joem Bascon. It will open in theaters on January 25, the second anniversary of the Mamasapano clash.