Enchong happy over success of 'Maria La del Barrio'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 07 2011 01:21 PM | Updated as of Sep 08 2011 12:58 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Actor Enchong Dee shared his excitement over the high ratings of his newest television series with Erich Gonzales, "Maria La Del Barrio."

Data from Kantar Media TNS showed that ABS-CBN's remake of Mexican series "Maria La Del Barrio" led the national household TV ratings with 22% against GMA Network's "Futbulilits" (11.1%) on Monday, September 5.

The show aired its pilot episode last August 15.

"Nakakatuwa kasi noong start sinasabi namin ang pressure lampas ulo at nakakakaba talaga. Ngayon, nakikita na namin ang resulta so sobra kaming saya," he said.

"Kahit puyat ay okay lang kasi alam namin na maraming nanonood at nag-aabang kaya go lang," he added.

In "Maria La Del Barrio," Gonzales plays the character of Maria, a poor girl who falls in love with rich guy Fernando, who is portrayed by Dee.

The original "Maria La Del Barrio" was first aired in 1995 and starred Mexican actors Thalia and Fernando Colunga.