Enrique Gil stripped his strong and nonchalant image and opened up the one regret that he has about his late father, Enrique Gil Sr.
His father succumbed to cancer in 2008 when the actor was just 16 years old. Now that he is 25, Enrique realized that he’s been missing a lot of things about his Papa.
One of them was the fact that he always makes it a point to pick him up at school. Enrique recalled that he used to be ashamed whenever his father does that because he’s a guy.
“Yun ang gusto kong maramdaman ng mga anak ko pag nagkapamilya ako,” he shared during the press conference of his film Seven Sundays.
"Yung maging proud ako sa lahat ng ginagawa sa akin ng daddy ko. Ihatid man ako sa school, kahit binata na ako, or ipakita sa maraming tao yung affection, proud ako,” Enrique said.
Enrique’s latest film together with Aga Muhlach, Dingdong Dantes, Cristine Reyes and Ronaldo Valdez under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina is now on its third week.
One scene from the family drama where his father played by Ronaldo was diagnose of having cancer made Enrique feel weird because it made him realize his regrets.
”Of course, may regrets, may regrets konti…” he said.
But Enrique recognizes the fact that the feeling was somehow normal.
“You learn, yun ang process ng buhay, you learn, the older you get the more you learn. Ganun talaga. Lahat naman tayo dumaan doon, eh nahihiya ka, hindi ka masyadong naglalambing sa harap ng friends mo,” he said.
Enrique reminds the teens these days shouldn’t feel ashamed of their parents.
“Yun ang mali eh innate sa atin... that’s when puberty comes in, innate sa akin na gusto kong mag-isa. Normal sa atin yun… we all go to through that process. Pero I know now I should have handled it differently,” he said.
Enrique added, “At least, I know now na lahat ng mga anak ko, puwede ko silang turuan.”
Aside from his movie, Enrique is set to star in an upcoming family teleserye next year.