MANILA – Erich Gonzales confidently flaunted her fabulous figure for a sexy calendar, as well as in the beach drama "Siargao" last year.
She also started 2018 with a bang when she agreed to be on the cover of Rogue magazine, where she looked radiant topless wearing only pants.
Although she is obviously more confident now, Gonzales said she considers herself sexiest when she’s just at home and not showing off her figure.
“When I’m at home in my pajamas, comfortable lang kasi talaga. Walang make-up, walang ayos, just being your complete self,” she told ABS-CBN News’ Marie Lozano in an interview.
Contrary to the usual connotation of the word, the actress also has a unique definition of sexy.
“It is how you carry yourself, your confidence also. For me, being smart is sexy,” she said.
But what really pushed her to accept more daring projects?
“Siguro it started talaga last year. I made a decision to better myself na matutunan ang mga bagay na hindi ko pa alam. Saying yes to adventures, to learning new things. Eventually, dumating 'yung mga offers. Nagtuloy-tuloy na siya. Okay naman, ine-embrace ko itong change na ito,” she said.
Gonzales also does not want to be boxed into roles which no longer fit her age.
“For me, graduate na tayo sa mga pabebe roles, pa-cute roles. Hindi naman pwedeng paulit-ulit na lang yung ginagawa natin. Dapat may variation din, something na may iba ka namang ma-offer sa audience natin.”
That’s the very reason why she agreed to do “The Blood Sisters,” where a scene required her to learn how to strip dance.
“Nag-hire talaga sila ng dancer na puwede magturo sa akin kung paano 'yung dancer sa club talaga. Siyempre nung kinunan namin 'yun, pikit mata na. Walang inhibitions,” she said.
Since she is not used to doing this kind of role, Gonzales said she just puts her trust into the people behind the production and to her director.
“Siyempre nung sinabi nila sa akin yung kuwento, nung nag-present sila, alam ko na kung ano ang papasukin ko. Siyempre ni-ready ko na ang sarili ko diyan. Tiwala lang talaga sa production, sa director. Alam mo naman na you’re in good hands,” she said.