Enchong Dee defends Erich Gonzales on attitude rumors

Enchong Dee believes it is just normal for a star like Erich Gonzales to encounter ugly rumors.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

7/30/2011 9:31 PM
Enchong Dee defends Erich Gonzales on attitude rumors


073111-enchong_main.jpgErich Gonzales continues to be hounded by rumors concerning her attitude behind the camera. As she marks her return to primetime as the title character in the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye Maria La Del Barrio, her long-time ka-love team Enchong Dee came to her defense.

At the press conference of the new drama series set to premiere on August 15, Enchong told reporters, “Hindi lang naman si Erich ang nachichismis na ganyan. Minsan isang kwento lang ang marinig o isang picture lang ang makita natin, naikakahon na ganun na 'yung mga artista. Unfair din naman sa aming mga artista. Sana mas kilalanin pa kami.

Being the one who spends more time with Erich particularly during tapings, Enchong attested to how the actress became very focused and hardworking for their latest project. “I can tell na dito sa Maria pinakamasaya si Erich. Nasisiguro kong magiging successful ito because siya and Direk Rory (Quintos) ang nagbibigay ng lahat para mapaganda 'yung show.”

Maria La Del Barrio is based on a Mexican telenovela which was top-billed by famous actress-singer Thalia. For Enchong, starring in a remake of a very successful series comes with instant pressure. “Sobra ang pressure na nararamdaman namin ni Erich. Noon pa man alam na namin na ang Maria La Del Barrio ang isa sa mga pinaka-successful na telenovela sa Mexico. Kapag ginawan mo siya ng version you have to live up to the expectation of the public.”

The teleserye was initially planned to air last summer, but the production team decided to take some time to improve on the story with the permission of course of Televisa, the producers of the original Maria La Del Barrio. Now that the remake is finally scheduled for release, Enchong shared his excitement since the request of their fans will be finally granted. “Naghintay talaga kami kasi 'yung mga fans namin laging nagtatanong kung kailan ba ipapalabas. Finally maipapalabas na siya kaya sobrang saya namin. Thankful din kami dahil at least nabigyan kami ng sapat na panahon para makapaghanda ang siguraduhing mapaganda namin 'yung programa.