Enrique Gil shared his excitement with Push.com.ph about his new teleserye with Julia Montes and Enchong Dee titled Muling Buksan Ang Puso. “Nong in-offer sa akin ang Muling Buksan Ang Puso, one of the biggest teleseryes na gagawin ko tapos kasama ko sina Julia and Enchong, barkada ko ‘yung mga ‘yun, so you know reunion, sabi ko, ‘Let’s do it, masaya ‘to!,’” he said.
When he learned that he was going to work with veteran actresses as well, he knew he wanted to do the role. “Kasama ko si Ms. Susan Roces, sina tita Pilar Pilapil, don pa lang game na ako! Gagawin ko yan, I’m going to do my best, no hesitations,” he remarked.
On the role that he’s going to play, Enrique relayed, “Ako si Francis dela Vega, anak ni Ms. Agot Isidro and grandson ni Ms. Susan Roces. He came from a really rich family, he grew up in the States tapos may heart condition kasi siya so growing up hindi normal ‘yung childhood niya. He cannot do the things that he really wanted to do, stressful kasi, masama sa health.” But even with the heart condition, Enrique conveyed that his character is strong-willed. “May vulnerable side because of his condition but he’s strong, gusto kong gawin ‘to, gusto kong gawin ‘yan. May positive outlook and he’s stronger than other people kahit may heart condition siya.
“So how we bring up a boy na alam mong may sakit but he wants to do a lot of things so iba, iba ‘yung ugali niya. The time na kelangan niya umuwi ng Manila kasi he’s up to something with his family don niya makikita si Julia, so basically ganon ‘yung character niya,” he shared.
What are some of the challenges he encountered in playing this character? “Actually wala pa masyado because we just started, dalawang taping pa lang. Maybe just how it’s more internally eh kasi nga he couldn’t do a lot of things, kasi stressful, so lahat ng ‘yun calculated. So it’s always all in the mind, so ‘yun lang siguro na tipong tingin pa lang alam mong mabigat ‘yung iniisip niya na wala ka pang ginagawa, alam mo ‘yung mukha o hitsura,” he said.
When asked what is his reaction to the overwhelming success he’s experiencing at this early stage of his career, he answered, “Sa akin lang tiwala sa Panginoon, hard work will get you somewhere, tsaka character, pagkatao mo, kung sino ka pakita mo talaga.”