Daniel Matsunaga will be doing his very first starring role with girlfriend Erich Gonzales in the upcoming ABS-CBN soap Be My Lady this January 2016. “We are very, very happy. Sobrang excited kami, sa January na, kasi all the efforts we put in until now is really worth it and we are really thankful sa lahat ng management ng ABS-CBN, na who give us the opportunity. Sobrang ganda noong show, sobrang positive ‘yung show tapos lahat ng cast we’re like a big family and sobrang nag-enoy kaming lahat sa taping and we are so excited to share it with the supporters,” he said in an interview with Push.com.ph.
Daniel remarked that it was such a joyful experience working with his girlfriend. “Masaya siyempre, it’s even easier kasi nandito ‘yung girlfriend ko para sa akin. Super masaya kami at least we get to spend time with each other and at the same time we are enjoying our days sa taping kahit sobrang init sa Pampanga ‘yung taping namin, super enjoy kami and it makes it easier.”
The model-actor added that Erich also guides him during tapings especially on effectively delivering his lines. “Well actually from the start she’s always giving me positive feedback and l try to make myself improve especially in the delivery of my lines. When you have to open your mouth in certain things kasi sa Brazil di ba Portuguese kami may Spanish theme iba ‘yung salita so iba ‘yung way of saying the words so sometimes most of the time, she’s also helping me with that. The way you pause, the way you speak, the way you react.”
With Christmas fast approaching, Daniel shared that Erich will be spending the occasion with his family. “Nandito ‘yung father ko, my mom, my family is here, just my brother he is in Brazil because he needs to study. So all of us will spend somewhere together, we’re still fixing the dates, we have taping, so we will be spending somewhere. I’m not sure if sa Philippines or abroad basta we’re all together.”
On what he thinks is the highlight of his 2015, Daniel was quick to respond saying, “[‘Yung] we became a couple and it’s such a blessing. God has really has His own timing and He has His ways and if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be, God’s will.”