Enchong Dee on rumored rivalry with Enrique Gil: 'Ang sa akin lang, kapatid ko si Enrique.'
On his upcoming comedy film Call Center Girl
, Enchong Dee takes on the role of Jessy Mendiola’s competitive colleague who snags every opportunity that’s meant for her in the call center company where they work. In real life, though, Enchong is not one to make a huge fuss about his so-called competition. Enchong, who’s being pitted against his former Muling Buksan Ang Puso
co-star Enrique Gil of late, clarified that no rivalry exists between them.
“Hindi. Rivals ba? Unang-una si Enrique magkaiba kasi kami ng ginagawa eh. Like ngayon ang pino-promote niya concert, ako [naman] movie and hindi ako makakita ng isang bagay kung bakit kami magiging rivals,” the actor said during an interview at the blogger’s conference for his upcoming film last Tuesday.
Although he’s used to being compared to other stars of his generation, Enchong doesn’t see it as a hindrance or a burden in his continuously flourishing career. “So hindi mo maiiwasan eh kapag nandito ka sa tapat ng ilaw eh nasa spotlight ka, hindi mo maiiwasan na gawan ka ng ingay,” Enchong explained and quickly added, “Pero ang sa akin lang kapatid ko si Enrique.”
His co-star, comedienne Pokwang, affirmed his claim. “Nakakasama ko sila sa mga tour sa Amerika nakita ko ‘yung talagang bonding nila. Walang kumpetisyon talagang magkapatid sila kung magturingan. Off cam, nakita ko ‘yun,” the comedienne chimed in.
With Enrique set to hold his first-ever dance concert titled King of the Gil at the Araneta Coliseum next week, Enchong was asked how he would be showing his support for his “brother.” “Papanoorin ko ‘yung kapatid ko,” he quickly responded.
Then he continued, “Pero binibiro ko siya na ‘Bro hindi ko papapanoorin ‘yung kapatid ko kasi hindi ka nagpunta nung birthday ko.’”
Enchong recently celebrated his 25th birthday with a private party attended by his closest friends such as Arjo Atayde, Erich Gonzales, Joseph Marco, Rayver Cruz, Empress, Rodjun Cruz, Alex Gonzaga, Dianne Medina, and his Call Center Girl co-stars Pokwang and Jessy, among others.
He revealed though that his little sister will be enjoying the dance concert. “Yun kasi ‘yung kapatid ko mahilig rin sa ganon, sa kanta sa mga concert.”
Inasmuch as he wants to be able to see Enrique’s concert, Enchong shared that he won’t be in the country at the time because “Meron kaming TFC show. Sayang pero there will be a next time sure ‘yon sa magiging success ng concert niya.”