Enchong Dee believes it is just normal for a star like Erich Gonzales to encounter ugly rumors.
Erich 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 s
a Maria pinakamasaya si
Erich. Nasisiguro kong magiging
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.”
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.