Erich Gonzales surprised everyone when she suddenly came out on social media with bikini photos showing off her beautiful physique, even more so when she started taking on more daring roles on both TV and film.
From being a total sweetheart, the Kapamilya star became a sexy icon and she doesn’t see what’s shocking about that, since she believes it’s about time anyway and it’s not like she’s the first actress to have such a transformation.
"Unang-una sa lahat, hindi lang naman ako 'yung unang nakagawa no'n. Madami ng ibang babaeng gumawa nun sa international scenes. Sa atin dito, may mga nakagawa na din,” Erich said at the media conference for “The Significant Other” last Sunday, February 11.
She also takes this change as her way of loving and improving herself a little bit more. “Para na din pong celebrating womanhood, embracing my freedom, and self-love. For me, when it comes to work, I aim for progress. Mas importante sa'kin 'yung longevity in the business and siyempre reinvention, para sa akin important 'yun sa industry."
In “The Significant Other”, Erich gamely did some intimate scenes with leading man Tom Rodriguez and even had to emulate “pleasure moans” as one would do when making love.
"Basta 'pag sinabi na ni Direk Joel sa eksena gusto ko marinig 'to, gusto ko marinig 'to, siyempre po, sino ba tayo para hindi sumunod sa isang Joel Lamangan? 'Opo, Direk!' Lahat po, opo!’” said the “The Blood Sisters” actress.
But she still has her limits and took a pass on full-on sex scenes. "Sagot na po nila Tom and Lovi (Poe) 'yung mga gano'ng eksena. Thanks guys, thanks Direk."
Working on the film was overall a great experience that gave Erich a lot of “firsts”, including getting to work with the award-winning director and co-actors that are from a different network.
"First time ko makatrabaho si Direk Joel Lamangan, masaya tayo na nabigyan tayo ng ganitong klaseng oportunidad. Marami pa tayong natutunan sa kanya, ibang klaseng direktor po siya. Sobrang saya na makatrabaho sila and gusto din naman nating maka-experience makatrabaho ng iba't ibang actors kahit sa ibang network,” Erich said.
“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).
Catch it in cinemas this February 21!