During the cast pictorial of Muling Buksan Ang Puso, Enrique Gil shared that his first taping day with onscreen partner Julia Montes was fun because they had the chance to trade love advice along with co-star Jane Oineza. It was their way of bonding with each other on the set in between takes. “Nakapag-heart-to-heart talk kami. Nag-hot seat kami just to get to know each other. Minsan ‘pag may heartbroken diyan, [yung advice na sinabi ko] huwag ka magpapaka-sad sa isang bagay kung sa tingin mo hindi worth it in in the long run. May choice ka eh whether maging happy or sad. Minsan kasi ang babae masyadong emotional, super hurt kaya nahihirapan mag move on. So para sa akin gusto mo ba yun na hindi ka masaya? Kung may relationship ka dapat masaya ka lagi,” he said in a one-on-one interview with Push.com.ph.
On his part, Enrique shared that it’s one of the reasons why he prefers to stay single because a romantic relationship takes a lot of effort. “So may nagtatanong bakit wala akong girlfriend. Sabi ko wala talaga akong time. Kailangan ng oras. Kapag wala kang oras para sa girlfriend mo, hindi naman pwede yun. Gusto ko nandun ako para sa girlfriend ko.” Based on their exchange, the actor said that he realized that girls would always be unpredictable for him. “Basta para sa akin iba talaga mga babae. Hindi mo sila matitimpla. Feeling namin alam na namin, yun pala minsan iba pa rin naiisip nila.”
Such heart-to-heart talks helped establish rapport between Julia and Enrique who were once paired in the movie The Reunion. “Okay naman kami dun. Iba din talaga ito kasi mas matagal. Ngayon hindi pa namin alam kasi nag-start pa lang kami. Tignan natin ‘pag pabigat na kung ano yung mangyayari sa tandem namin. May konting awkwardness lang. Pero okay yun eh, kasi ‘pag walang awkwardness hindi nakakakilig. Kapag may ganon, may something. Yun ang gusto ko.”
In the story, he plays Francis dela Vega, a high school student who grew up in the States, but will later come home to his affluent family in the province. “Anak ako ni Ms. Agot Isidro at grandson ni Susan Roces. Yung character ko seryoso na pagwapo na may angas na ‘di naman sinasadya kasi laking America lang, feeling Am-boy, yung nakakaasar. Kailangan ng effort para mapangiti si Francis. Pagbalik niya ng Philippines, dun niya makikilala si Julia.”
Dubbed as the next ultimate leading man, Enrique feels grateful that he was entrusted with another big project after Princess and I, adding that his long wait for a big break was worth it. “Solid, sobrang salamat. I want to do my best para makita nila tama tayo, no regrets. Gusto ko maging maganda story namin at effective yung characters namin. Kailangan ma-touch natin ang viewers, sana yun ang mangyari.”