Erich: Enchong is a big part of my life
He was with me during the difficult times. I feel his genuine love and care,” said Erich Gonzales of Enchong Dee, her costar in “The Blood Sisters.”
“It helps that I’m working with someone whom I am really close to,” added Erich, who portrays the triplets Agatha, Carrie and Erika in the drama series. “Our relationship continues even after work.”
The actress got embroiled in a controversy that led to the breakup of her relationship with Daniel Matsunaga in 2016. (The Brazilian-Japanese model-actor is now dating Polish model Karolina Pisarek.)
Erich said the experience had taught her a lot. “Yes, I carry with me the lessons of the past,” she declared, adding that she was able to survive with the help of family and good friends like Enchong, whom she first worked with in 2009 in her launching TV series, “Katorse.”
“With all the good things that’s happening in my life right now, I have no more time for anything negative, or anything that’s not worth getting stressed about,” she said.
The actor related: “I’ve always been a confidant to her. We’re part of a bigger group, and we all support each member. Yes, I was with her during that stage in her life when she was really down emotionally.”
“I would respond to her call and spend time with her—no matter how expensive the restaurant she chose … I was there,” Enchong quipped. “Friendship is the foundation of our relationship. We would text each other whenever we feel like it, wherever we are in the world. We never fail to show each other that we care.”
Enchong also has this to say about Erich as a coactor: “I’ve been saying this in my interviews; she’s become a really good actress now. I think she was able to learn a lot from whomever she has worked with in the past and is able to apply them now,” he observed, adding that Erich “deserved the success and the attention” she is currently experiencing.
“They are gifts from God. They are her reward for surviving tough times,” he pointed out. “This show is really for her. Everything that we are doing here is for her. We’re working hard as one unit to help her and the show succeed.”
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