Enrique Gil says Erich Gonzales is special to him

Enrique Gil says that while Erich Gonzales is special to him, they are only just friends.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

3/3/2011 7:40 AM
Enrique Gil says Erich Gonzales is special to him


030311-enrique_main.jpgAt the photo shoot of the upcoming remake of the teleserye Mula Sa Puso, Enrique Gil denied that he and Erich Gonzales are an item, something which the actress had also previously refuted. But Enrique admitted that Erich is special to him. “Siguro special na, ‘O sige ano na, ingat lang ha.’ Siguro para sa akin, good friends [kami]. Baka sabihin niya ang kapal ng mukha ko [mag-assume] so good friends,” he said about their relationship.

The aspiring actor added that he does not even regularly call her nor sends her text messages. “Crush lang naman. Masaya lang,” he said vaguely. Enrique said that they did not go out last Valentine’s Day because they both had work that day. “Hindi ko tinanong [kung pwede kaming lumabas]. Siyempre nahiya rin ako,” he said.

In Mula sa Puso, Enrique will reprise the role of Michael, which was previously portrayed by Diether Ocampo in 1997. This is Enrique’s biggest break so far. The young actor shared that at first, he did not know how big the series wa going to be. “Nung una kasi parang, ‘Uy yes, another project!’ Tapos [sinabi sa akin], ‘Alam mo ba napakalaking project nito dati?’ Sabi ko, ‘Wow. Parang anlaki talagang opportunity nito,’” said Enrique. He admitted that he felt pressured when he learned this fact, but is nevertheless eager to start working. “Nervous nang konti. Gusto ko nang mag-start ng taping. Madaming taong nagmahal sa show na ito at sana I won’t let them down. Sana ma-surpass ang expectations ng tao. Tsaka anlaking pressure kasi Mula Sa Puso ito.”

Enrique also shared that he has no plans of watching the original teleserye because he would like his portrayal to be fresh and not just a rip-off of the original. “Ayokong ng the same vibe. Gusto ko ‘yung interpretation ko kay Michael iba. Gusto ko ‘yung sarili ko, para maiba naman.”

In preparation for his role, Enrique said that aside from acting workshops, he took up Tagalog lessons to be more comfortable with the vernacular. He also went on to say that viewers can expect a different Enrique because he intends to show a darker side of himself since the original character was a protagonist with a twist during the latter part of the show. “Hindi na ako ‘yung nagpapakilig ‘pag sumasayaw. They will see a different side of me. Hindi lang ‘yung happy-go-lucky.”

Enrique said that he looks up to Aga Muhlach and John Lloyd Cruz and hopes to follow in their footsteps. “Gusto ko si Aga sa All My Life. I liked his movie. Si John Lloyd ‘yung My Amnesia Girl medyo pa-comedy ng konti.

Mula Sa Puso, which is slated to premiere in March also stars Lauren Young and JM de Guzman and features the TV comeback of Dawn Zulueta, Ariel Rivera, and Eula Valdez on ABS-CBN.