After his role as the dashing Prince Jao on the recently concluded Primteime Bida series Princess and I
, Enrique Gil said being part of the show has been a meaningful experience for him. “Sobra. Siguro
the biggest yun sa lahat ng
projects. Ito talaga
first time na kahit saan ako pumunta,
Jao ang tawag sa akin
. The past year was really good for me. Para sa akin, nakita ko lang na
I made more people happy nung
2012. Mas marami akong napasayang mga tao and nakita ko na mas marami akong napasaya kesa sa
last, last year,” he told Push.com.ph
Now that PAI has ended, Enrique said he will have to get used to a more relaxed working schedule. “Well siyempre yung mga taong nakasama ko for so long siyempre maninibago na yung routine mo, hindi na sila yung makakasama mo everyday. It’s going to be a change pero at least we had a good run as a team. Hindi ko maisip eh, hindi ko nga alam, ayoko muna isipin yung pakiramdam kasi alam kong darating eh. Basta masaya kami we did a good show,” he said.
The mestizo heartthrob admitted that despite his growing popularity, he will never let fame change his humble attitude. “Para sa akin you will never stop getting overwhelmed. Nasa sa ‘yo na lang, it’s how you react to it. Siguro sa pagkatao na lang yun ang masasabi ko. Don’t ever stop thinking that you will not let it get into your head, yung feeling kasi grabe, hindi totoo yun yung masasabi mong sanay ka na. Minsan sanay na pero minsan kahit papano mapapa-wow, grabe pa rin. So ewan ko para sa akin ever since, depende na lang sa tao yun,” he said.
After doing some shirtless scenes during the last quarter run of Princess and I, Enrique admitted it is part of his move to show off a bolder, more mature image. “Siguro kasi minsan sa mga ibang eksena dahil parang pinu-push nila na you’re leading up, going there na rin. Para medyo may maiba din. I have no idea kasi this year kung magiging ganun na yung roles ko talaga. Hindi ko pa alam kung anong mangyayari eh,” he admitted.
The 20-year-old actor revealed he is currently in talks for upcoming projects with the same leading lady. “They’re still working out the details pero hindi pa puwedeng sabihin pero. Basta it’s dalawang shows with the same girl pero hindi pa sigurado,” he said.
Part of Enrique’s plans for 2013 include saving up to start his own business. “This year mag-iipon na ako for a business or lupa, yan ang promise ko sa sarili ko. Pagdating sa projects, last year kasi nakapag-dalawang horror na ako so ewan ko, it doesn’t really matter kung horror or hindi, whatever happens, kung anong ibigay sa akin ng ABS-CBN. Basta ibigay nila, sige po gagawin ko yan,” he said.
This year, Enrique also said he wants to keep an open mind when it comes to relationships. “Kung kelan ako magkaka-girlfriend? Kung kelan ko feel. Kung kelan ko feel na okay lahat, puwede. Pero ngayon hindi pa talaga. I don’t know pa. Hindi ko alam what kind of girl she would be eh. Hindi ko rin masasabi yun eh. Ewan ko ba,hindi ko alam,” he said.
The Kapamilya star said he is just like any regular guy when at home. “Simple lang naman. Makulit, as in laging nangungulit, nagpapatawa at saka ewan ako, basta sobrang normal lang ako. I just want to sit down, usually watch TV tapos wala lang, nagpapatawa lang lagi. I’m just a clown. Wala akong pakialam,” he said.