Erich Gonzales reveals that she and Enchong Dee have a lot of steamy scenes in 'Maria La Del Barrio.'
With the August 15 TV premiere of the Philippine remake of the hit Mexican drama Maria La Del Barrio
, Erich Gonzales admitted she was very excited about finally seeing how one of her biggest projects turns out. “Lahat ng hirap, pagod at puyat namin
worth it naman
and masayang-masaya kami sa naging
outcome. Sana talaga suportahan ng mga tao ang Maria La del Barrio. Talagang pinaghirapan namin lahat yun
,” she said.
In the series, Erich plays the role of Maria Fernandez, a naïve yet strong-willed girl who dreams of finally meeting her Prince Charming after leading a happy yet poverty-stricken life. Playing the role of Erich’s love interest on the show is Enchong Dee, who has been Erich’s perennial onscreen partner. As revealed in the teaser trailer shown to the media during the event, Erich and Enchong had a lot of kissing scenes in the series, a noticeable change from their past projects together. But Erich is quick to say that the show is not going to be all out provocative. “Hindi siya yung
sexy na bastusin. Iba siya.
Funny rin ito at may
comedy din kaming dalawa dito. Siyempre hindi rin naman papayagan ng
ABS-CBN at ng
management na gumawa ng
something na hindi naman kapala-palabas
,” she said.
The 20-year-old actress admitted that she and Enchong already filmed a somewhat intimate scene for the series. “Doon kasi nasa
scene na yun na parang pumatong siya sa akin tapos parang mahihila yung damit ko. Nasa
highway kami nun sa
Tagaytay. Andami-daming mga sasakyan dun pero masaya ako dahil kumportable ako kay
Enchong tapos si Direk
Rory B. Quintos din tinanong din niya ako kung
okay na ganun
,” she explained.
The pretty morena also admitted that she and Enchong have become so close to the point that she is comfortable doing any kind of scenes with him already. “With Enchong wala po talagang
awkwardness, wala pong ganun. Basta
with Enchong kasi, madami na kaming
projects na napagsamahan
and sa bawat
project na iyon, mas lalo lang naming nakikilala ang isa’t isa. Talagang nag-go
and wala ng kahit anong
inhibitions. Hindi siya nag-te
-take advantage. Napaka-
Perfect gentleman. Basta napaka-maalaga ni
Enchong. Hindi siya nambabastos
,” she shared during the Maria La Del Barrio
presscon held last July 27 at the Dolphy theater inside the ABS-CBN compound.
Erich also revealed the agreement she and Enchong had when they were first paired together as a love team. “We made a promise talaga na hindi kami ma
-i-in love sa isa’t isa and tutuparin namin yung
promise na yun. Dahil mahirap magtrabaho na may
So happy naman kami at
okay naman kami sa trabaho
,” she admitted. But the Maria La Del Barrio
star did admit that there is still the possibility of them ending up together off-screen as well. “Napaka
-lovable naman ni
Enchong. In this project, naging sobrang
close kami. Hindi lang kami ni
Enchong pero lahat talaga sa
show kasi sabay-sabay kaming kumakain, ganun
,” she said.