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Erich Gonzales on doing her first bikini scene: ‘Alangan naman mag-jacket ka o pantalon’

Erich Gonzales talks about her most mature movie role yet.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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8/9/2014 4:51 AM
Erich Gonzales on doing her first bikini scene: ‘Alangan naman mag-jacket ka o pantalon’


080814-erich_updates.jpgIn her first movie this year, Erich Gonzales said she is feeling the pressure of headlining another major Star Cinema project. “Hindi naman talaga nawawala yung pressure sa lahat ng proyekto na ginagawa ko and dito naman sa movie na ito may tiwala kami, naniniwala kami sa project na ito na maaabot yung audience natin and very relatable talaga siya lalo na sa panahon ngayon kasi yung mga characters namin dito flawed siya, marami silang mistakes, shortcomings and I guess everyone can relate to it kasi we’re not perfect. Lahat naman tayo pagdating sa buhay pag-ibig may mga nagagawa tayong mali. Walang kontrabida dito kasi may kanya kanya silang journey, may kanya-kanyang pinapatunayan at inaabot sa buhay,” she explained during the Once a Princess blogcon held last August 4 inside ABS-CBN.

Erich said she does not let popularity get to her head even though she has top billing in the film. “Hindi naman yun sa akin importante talaga kasi naniniwala ako na lahat ng artista kahit maliit or malaking role, pag maganda ang project na napasama ka, blessing talaga yun,” she said.

The 23-year-old actress said her role became very close to her heart. “Ako naman kasi I’m always up for the challenge. Dito sa pelikulang ito na-challenge talaga ko kasi nag-start kami dito na sa part one mga bata kami, mga estudyante so andun yung paano mo ba siya gagawin na may difference kasi sa part two naman working na kami. Medyo challenge siya kung paano mo ma-differentiate yung nung younger days and then nung adult na kayo. Masasabi ko na iba rin naman siya sa mga nagawa ko, ito yung pinaka-mature ko when it comes to experience din talaga,” she added.

The Once a Princess star also shares that her character goes through many challenges in life. “Si Erin ibang klase talaga yung pinagdaanan niya sa buhay niya na hindi biro. From a princess life na she has everything and then sa isang iglap nawala lahat. Imagine mo mangyari yan sa totoong buhay napakahirap talaga di ba? So yun yung kailangan ko isapuso sa character na yun. Na hindi ako si Erich. Every time na pumupunta ako sa set lagi akong ready and kung ano man ang hinihingi ni direk kaya ko ibigay at handa ako ibigay sa kanya ng buong buo,” she said.

 

 080814-erich_updates.jpgThe talented actress said the project was a good learning experience for her. “One thing I learned from Erin my character is that being hurt is something you can’t avoid from happening in life but being miserable is always a choice. In everything, kahit saan pa man, everything really is a choice and it’s up to you kung kunwari sa isang sitwasyon hindi mo na gusto, nasa kamay mo yun kung paano ka aalis, or how to put a stop or an end to it. So it’s all your hands, how you shape your dreams, how you create your destiny,” she shared.

Out of everything she did for the movie, Erich said it was neither her intimate scenes with JC De Vera nor her dramatic encounters with Enchong Dee that she found most challenging to do. “Hirap na hirap talaga ako sa beach scene, yung naka-two piece ako. As in! Buong araw yun, from umaga hanggang gabi naka-ganun ako. Kaya kabag at pulmonya inabot (laughs). Kasi first time kong gawin yun and nakakahiya naman na tanggihan kasi nasa beach ka nga naman. Alangan naman mag-jacket ka o pantalon. Nung nabasa ko nga na merong beach na eksena, baka mag-pe-prepare lang kami ng food or strolling lang so puwedeng naka-dress. Pero pagdating dun sa set sabi, ‘O lulusong na kayo sa tubog. So sige na, hubad na!’ Grabe siya, pero siyempre direk Laurice Guillen naman yun, kailangan din naman yun sa eksena,” she explained.

Another thing Erich shared during the blogcon was her own philosophy in life in relation to her character who had to go through many struggles in life. “Sa buhay ko kung nakagawa man ako ng maling desisyon siguro no regrets yun kasi mas pagsisisihan ko kung hindi ko nagawa yung mga bagay. Di ba we should all take risks because we only have this one life to live and kailangan matapang tayo at i-embrace natin yung mga change at maging open tayo sa lahat ng opportunities. Dito naman sa showbiz lahat may mga pagbabago everyday yan so kailangan open talaga palagi. Dapat every day may mag natututunan tayo na na-i-a-apply natin yun sa buhay natin,” she said.

Watch Erich Gonzales in Once a Princess along with JC De Vera and Enchong Dee.