Enchong and AJ Dee talk about their screen collaboration and more.
On Tonight with Boy Abunda
, brothers Enchong and AJ Dee talked about their relationship and respective love lives.
The brothers are both part of the movie Turo-Turo, their first big screen collaboration, which is for now, also their last, as AJ plans to move to Norway to be with his family. Enchong shared, “Ang isa sa mga wish ni Kuya bago siya umalis papuntang Norway ay ang magkatrabaho kami. Kumbaga ang dami niyang wish, gusto niyang magtravel kaming magkakapatid, ganyan, so tinupad namin isa-isa, ito lang hindi pa natutupad. So dahil sa pelikulang ito nangyari siya. Sabi ko, ‘game! Gawin natin lahat kung anong pwede kong magawa.’”
The actor also added, “Di ba nga pag mahal mo yung mga tao doon sa pelikula gagawin mo kahit ano.”
As in any relationship, it’s normal to have disagreements. When asked what was their biggest fight, AJ shared, “May time na nag-aaway na rin kami, well hindi lang kami, pati yung isa naming kapatid. Pero normally yung hindi siya malaking bagay na pwedeng ikasira namin.” While his brother was explaining, Enchong interjected, “Petty fights!”
With his family in Norway, AJ shared how much he misses them. “Sobra. Well, we get to see each other every year, once a year. The last time they were here (was) last July, medyo matagal na din and especially now na Christmas, normally you spend it with your family with your loved ones.”
Meanwhile, Enchong was asked whether or not his girlfriend Samantha Lewis has gotten used to his job. Enchong said, “Yeah, after two years of being together parang she’s getting used to it—still getting used to it.” The actor further talked about the adjustments his girlfriend had to go through. “It’s a cruel business because people will say a lot of things, even though you’re just sitting on the side. (With regards to the bashers, dati) nagsusumbong siya, pero ngayon, wala na, she’s used to it.”
Enchong also talked about what it’s like for him to be dating someone who’s not in the showbiz industry, “Ako I need someone who’s not in the business para marefresh.”
On the other hand, AJ shared that his wife has a better grasp of what it takes to be in a relationship with someone in the business. “Hindi masyado, dahil before nag-showbiz din siya, so may idea siya. Pero siyempre, di pa rin maiiwasan, like lumalabas ka, makikita ka with someone, iisipin kung ano na. So you explain lang.”
Both siblings still share a room, and a bed, together. On whether or not AJ’s eminent departure will be hard, Enchong said, “Hindi naman Tito Boy mahirap. Like sabi ko sa kanya, I’m the worst person to say goodbye to. Dahil parang ang dali-dali na lang ngayon, you can text, you can Facetime.”
When the older Dee was asked if the separation is hard for him, he said, “Sobra.”