Erich Gonzales and Lovi Poe defied all odds and became friends anyway, even though they have to play rivals in front of the camera and the gossips want them to hate each other so bad.
When in reality they’re just two women doing their jobs and actually admire each other. And at the media conference of their upcoming film “The Significant Other” last Sunday, February 11, the two actresses told us why.
Lovi revealed that she has always saw Erich as an inspiration, especially when it comes to acting. She’s really grateful to be able to share the screen together.
"She's one of the actresses that I look up to and now kaeksena ko pa siya. I'm just so happy and very glad, every time matapos namin 'yung isang scene, nagpapasalamat ako sa kanya. Kasi 'pag kaeksena mo ang isang tao, kailangan makuha mo 'yan from her. It's team work eh, so for you to be able to do a good scene, 'yung kaeksena mo kailangan gano'n din siya so dalang-dala niya so ang saya-saya ko na kaeksena ko siya palagi,” said Lovi.
Erich felt the same way about Lovi and shared the she actually takes her as a “fitspiration.” "Pa-healthy. Paborta, work out nang work out ganyan. So Lodi, Lovi. Idol siya. Sobrang saya ako na nagkaroon ako ng chance makatrabaho si Lovi kasi kahit sa mga eksena namin para kaming laging galit sa isa't isa, we're good friends. Wala po kami naging problema,” said the Kapamilya star.
Then before anyone got to ask her, Erich addressed the issue about the intense catfight scene that they’ve had together that injured her and went viral.
“'Yung sa sampalan scene namin, lahat parang nawindang. Sobrang naging intense lang po 'yung eksena. Siyempre bilang artista 'pag may sampalan scene, ire-ready na natin 'yung sarili natin na magkakasakitan kayo, masasaktan ka,” said Erich.
She added, “Bilang artista kailangan mong gawin kung ano'ng hinihingi sa inyo. Gusto din natin na mas maging maganda 'yung pelikula, maganda 'yung kinalabasan, and we're super okay."
Also starring Tom Rodriguez, “The Significant Other” follows the story of a rising fashion model (Erich) who catches up and becomes BFFs with her catwalk idol (Lovi). But all hell breaks lose when they realize that they are in love with the same man (Tom).
Directed by Joel Lamangan, it's coming to cinemas this February 21.