Sam doesn't mind being compared to Enrique

By Reyma Buan-Deveza,

Posted at Feb 20 2014 11:39 AM | Updated as of Feb 20 2014 07:41 PM

Singer-actor Sam Concepcion

MANILA -- Singer-actor Sam Concepcion does not mind being compared to actor Enrique Gil.

Concepcion and Gil are now working together in ABS-CBN's upcoming series "Mirabella" with Julia Barretto as the lead star.

"Hindi naman maiiwasan 'yon kahit dati pa. Siyempre nung 'Good Vibes' days it was the two of us din na magkapareho. 'Way Back Home' with Julia and Kathryn ganoon din. Hindi namin maiiwasan talaga but siyempre when it comes to TV and TV shows ay mako-compare talaga kami. It's part of putting together a show at nangyayari talaga," Concepcion said in an interview during his press conference for his upcoming concert "No Limitations" on March 15 at the Music Museum.

Asked if he admits that Gil is more appealing than him, Concepcion replied: "Kasi (si) Enrique aesthetically he does cater to the older market. Magka-edad kami pero mukha siyang mas mature. That's why he was able to do much older roles. Siyempre we stick to what we do best. Although in 'Mirabella,' we play high school kids talaga, mas bata kami doon. I think flexible namin, it's how you carry yourself."

"Iba-iba kasi tayo ng route kung saan kami dadaaan to mature. I think yung maturity ko comes from maturity as a person, my maturity in music," he added.

Concepcion stressed that what is important is that their friendship is not affected by what other people say.

"Hindi naman (naapektuhan). You know he really works very hard for what he does also. There's no reason for that," Concepcion added.

Aside from his "No Limitations" concert and "Mirabella," Concepcion will also start to do a movie with director Jerold Tarrog.