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Erich Gonzales reacts to the negative publicity about her team-up with Mario Maurer

Erich Gonzales speaks up about some fans' disapproval of her as Mario Maurer's leading lady in 'Suddenly It's Magic.'

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

11/12/2011 9:11 PM
Erich Gonzales reacts to the negative publicity about her team-up with Mario Maurer


111311-erich_main.jpgMany fans were disappointed when it was officially announced that Erich Gonzales was chosen to be the leading lady of Asian heartthrob Mario Maurer for the film Suddenly It’s Magic under Star Cinema. Based on Internet forums, fans of Kim Chiu and Sarah Geronimo wanted their respective idols to be paired with Mario instead.

But despite the controversy, Erich maintained that she has no hard feelings about the negative publicity about her. “Hindi na po ako magpapaapekto sa mga ganyan kasi alam ko part ‘yan ng pinasok ko. Basta nagfo-focus ako sa mga blessings na dumarating sa akin, kaya wala akong sama ng loob kahit kanino. Masaya lang ako dahil napakalaking project ito for me. It’s a blessing, so I’m really excited,” she said in an interview at the press con of Maria La del Barrio last November 10.

When asked about the first time she met Mario, Erich shared that they enjoyed talking over dinner because she had the opportunity to work with some of his friends back in Thailand. “I’ve met his friend dahil madalas ako mag-shoot dun for a commercial. Yung mga nakatrabaho niya, nakatrabaho ko din. Yung close friend niya nakilala ko doon. So maganda dahil umpisa pa lang may konting bonding na.

She also liked the fact that Mario easily opened up about himself. “He's a nice guy, napaka-sincere and napaka-genuine niya. Alam kong magiging masaya ang shooting namin. Sabi niya mahilig siya sa skateboarding, sa cars, natutuwa siya sa mga sasakyan dito... Ang galing kasi at least kapag nag-work na kami, hindi na kami magkakailangan sa eksena.”

Is she pressured knowing that people expect a lot from her team-up with Mario? “Basta alam ko na napakalaking project ito kaya gusto ko lang magawa ng maayos yung trabaho ko. Lagi naman may pressure sa kahit ano. Basta alam mo lang dapat kung paano i-handle yun. Ang importante, pag-aralan at pagbutihan mo yung character na gagampanan mo.”