Enchong Dee speaks up about rumored rivalry with Sam Milby

Enchong Dee believes he has long way to go before he can reach what Sam Milby has achieved.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

3/9/2011 8:07 AM
Enchong Dee speaks up about rumored rivalry with Sam Milby


030911-enchong_main.jpgSome people couldn’t help but notice that Enchong Dee has been very visible on TV while Sam Milby has yet to do another teleserye. During the press con at the Jollibee Great Float Fair last March 3, Enchong refuted rumors that Sam feels insecure about him because of the nonstop projects coming his way. “Si Sam Milby? Si Sam Milby nandito o, tapos nandito lang ako (indicating that Sam’s claim to fame is higher than his accomplishments so far). Wala naman. Sometimes life is like a wheel (Sam). Pero hindi naman [siguro totoo na nai-insecure siya]. Si Sam kasi ang daming personal achievements. I don’t think pwede kami ma-compare sa isa’t isa. Pero nakaka-flatter na napapansin din ni Sam kahit papaano.”

Enchong claimed that there’s no tension between him and Sam, especially since they see each other on ASAP on a regular basis. “We’re good friends kasi yung dressing room namin sa ASAP, nandito ako sa dulo, siya yung nasa opposite, so nakikita ko sa siya palagi every Sunday.” The young actor was also quick to dismiss other people’s observations that he has become more in demand than Sam these days. “Wala. Tsaka sabi ko nga dahil may sari-sarili kaming project dito sa ABS-CBN, mahirap kapag tumitingin ka pa sa ibang tao, kasi minsan dun pumapasok yung insecurity, yung pagkukulang mo sa sarili. Tignan mo na lang kung gaano ka ka-blessed.”

As for his rising career, Enchong admitted that he feels privileged that he was given the opportunity to be paired with perennial leading lady Erich Gonzales in the upcoming Mexicanovela remake, Maria la del Barrio. “Sa totoo lang grabe ngayon yung pressure kasi sunod-sunod ang projects including yung Maria la del Barrio. Yung binigay sa amin na script napakabigat kasi franchise siya. Hinahanap ko nga siya sa internet kasi honestly, nung pinapalabas siya sa Pilipinas hindi ako masyado nanonood ng TV. Tapos nung sinearch ko nga, ang sabi if not the best, one of the best telenovelas siya. So I’m very happy.”