Erich Gonzales, director Laurice Guillen and Enchong Dee pose for a photo during the press conference for "Once A Princess"
MANILA – Enchong Dee and Erich Gonzales are set to reunite on the big screen in the upcoming romantic-drama “Once A Princess,” a movie adaptation of the best-selling Precious Hearts Romances book.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Tuesday, Dee said he is elated to be paired with Gonzales again three years after they last teamed up in the movie "I Do."
“The last time I did a romantic film was also with Erich, yung 'I Do.' So ang tagal na rin kasi lahat ng pelikula ko either barkada film, family film, comedy film. Now it's time for me to do a romantic film again so it's exciting,” he said.
Dee said he will be playing the role of the class geek who will eventually turn out to be a successful scientist.
“Ako si Leonard. He's a scientist. Matalino kasi siya so outcast siya. As he grows older, naging mayaman siya kasi scientist siya eh,” he said.
Gonzales, on the other hand, will take on the role of a “princess,” who played around with Leonard's heart when they were younger.
"Once A Princess" is directed by the award-winning Laurice Guillen.
“Naku dapat attentive ka. Dapat tutok ka sa ginagawa mo because ganun siya eh. She’s focused on what she’s doing,” he said of Guillen, whose previous works include the ensemble drama "Tanging Yaman" and "I Love You, Goodbye."
But Dee is confident that he and Gonzales will be able to deliver since they have grown individually as actors since
“Buti na lang binigay din ng management sa amin 'yung chance na mag-grow … [Between me and Erich], it's really the friendship [that makes our love team works]. Walang halong showbiz. Whatever we've been through, away, bati, okay kami,” he said.
A production of Star Cinema and Skylight Films, “Once A Princess” is set to hit theaters in mid-March.