Enrique Gil defends Liza Soberano from bashers who say she’s not fit to breathe life to the iconic Pinay super heroine Darna because of her mestiza looks and American twang when speaking. They opine that Darna should possess Filipino features, something that the masses could relate with.
“Honestly, I’m not bothered by such comments,” says Gil. “I’ve accepted the fact that whatever you do, there will be bashers lurking around. Whether it’s in showbiz or not, people will always have something to say. What’s important is you do what you like that can make you happy.”
The handsome Kapamilya star is proud of his screen partner with this positive development in her career.
“With regards to the ‘Darna’ project, actually, we knew of it for so long already. I’m happy that the project dropped on Liza’s lap. She’s perfect for the part. I support her a hundred per cent. You know, with all the hard work she’s put in all these years, I think Liza deserves all the blessings that are coming her way at this point.”
In one of Soberano’s recent interviews, she revealed that Gil dvised her to be prepared to work with other stars.
“Yes, for her growth as an actress. I mean, we cannot be a love team forever. Liza’s so used to having me around being her constant screen partner. What will happen to her when the time comes she needs to work with other artists?
“When she did her stint in Maalaala Mo Kaya, she was very nervous. I told her that she needs to work with other actors. I shared with her my experience when I was still a newbie: that I got paired with a lot of stars and it worked to my advantage. I grew as a thespian. Of course, I visited her on the set to give moral support.”
After Dolce Amore, he didn’t become that visible on the scene. He surprised many when he recently appeared in ASAP with a much trimmed physique.
“Oh, thank you! I used my break for gym workouts and had a sort of lifestyle change. I go with Liza when she trains. I think the effect is so encouraging!”
Their fans ask what their next soap will be.
“Liza and I will be together in Bagani. It’s slated for 2018. It’s a superhero kind of tele-serye. It’s a good vehicle. The story is great. We really enjoyed our taping in Paoay in Ilocos. This is something that viewers should watch out for,” ends Enrique.
Asked if Janine Gutierrez and Rayver Cruz are playing beautiful music together, Rodjun, the brother, says. “I’m not really sure, but what I know is Rayver’s smiles are from ear-to-ear these days. Ha-ha-ha! They really enjoy each other’s company when going out with groups.”
Does he approve of Gutierrez to be his brother’s lady love, if ever?
“Oh, yes! Who wouldn’t like her? I’ve worked with Janine in Legally Blind and discovered what a beautiful person she is, inside and out. For one, she’s very kind and doesn’t complain even if our taping reaches the wee hours of the morning. She still has a ready smile for everybody.”
The hunky actor thinks Rayver and Janine complement each other.
“They’re both good-looking and have kind hearts. They will make a gorgeous pair,” avers Rodjun.