MANILA, Philippines - After making waves on TV with her back-to-back hit teleseryes Katorse and Tanging Yaman, Erich Gonzales is gearing up to prove her worth as an actress on the big screen.
Erich just signed an exclusive two-picture deal with Star Cinema, and she expressed her joy over this latest achievement in her career.
“Hindi talaga ako makapaniwala. This has been yet another dream come true for me. Excited ako kasi hindi ko inakalang dadating ito. Makatrabaho lang ang Star Cinema is malaking honor pa, lalo na ngayon na makakapagbida na ako sa isang movie nila. I’m very thankful to Star Cinema, Ms. Malou Santos (Managing Director) sa tiwalang ibinigay niyo sa akin.”
Fans can also anticipate Erich top-billing a film opposite her ka-love team Enchong Dee. Erich added that she is thankful to all the fans who supported her team up with Enchong in Katorse and Tanging Yaman.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga taong sumuporta sa love team namin ni Enchong, mula sa Katorse and now sa Tanging Yaman. Itong gagawin naming pelikula e gift namin sa lahat ng supporters namin. Sila talaga ang nakapansin ng talent at chemistry namin ni Enchong so we will make sure na hindi namin sila bibiguin. Hopefully this year maipalabas ‘yung movie.”
Having a top-rating teleserye is one thing, but making a box-office hit movie is a totally different story. Erich confessed that she is feeling the pressure to prove that she also has magic over ticket sales just like others who had gone before her. “Kinakabahan ako, sobra. Hindi natin maiaalis na may pressure na maging hit itong pelikula, gaya ng nagawa nina Kim Chiu at Gerald Anderson, John Lloyd Cruz at Bea Alonzo. Pero ang iisipin ko na lang e pagbubutihin ko ang trabaho ko.”
It is still unsure who will star with Erich in her second film, but if given the chance, she would choose actors she looks up to. “I’m open to working with anyone. Naka-work ko na sa movie sina Piolo (Pascual), ngayon hopefully maka-work ko naman sina Coco Martin at John Lloyd kasi napakagaling nila, at siyempre si Ms. Judy Ann Santos.”
The 19-year-old Star Circle Quest season 2 winner’s career blossomed when she played a teenage mother in Katorse. When asked if she’s prepared for more mature and daring portrayals on the big screen, Erich said she is putting her whole trust in Star Cinema.
“Walang problema sa akin basta maganda ‘yung story at challenging ‘yung character. Ipinagkakatiwala ko na po ‘yan sa Star Cinema because I’m sure they know what’s best for us. I will do my best.”