Enrique Gil: the next leading man of prime time TV?
Enrique Gil’s career is slowly blossoming under the limelight. But his most recent teleserye ‘Mirabella’ may just usher in a new ingredient to his life: romance.
Before Mirabella, Enrique played supporting roles and cameo roles in TV and movies. He got his big break in the 2011 remake of ‘Mula sa Puso’ as Michael Miranda, who has special feelings for the main protagonist Via, played by Lauren Young. He also played Dasho Jao in the very popular series ‘Princess and I’ opposite hot tandem Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo as rival love interest to Kath’s character.
In both teleseryes, Enrique’s characters unfortunately did not get the girl.
But the 2013 series ‘Muling Buksan ang Puso’ gave Enrique the opportunity to play leading man opposite popular teen actress Julia Montes. The show received a high reception rating, boosting Enrique’s career as a very capable prime time leading man at a young age.
Mirabella, which will premier tonight, will give Enrique another shot at proving his mettle to TV viewers. But unlike his previous shows, Mirabella will prove extra challenging to Enrique because he will star in the lead role opposite a very fresh Julia Barretto. Mirabella is Julia’s first serious breakthrough as a teleserye actress and the show will feature Enrique and Julia paired as a love team for the first time.
As the more experienced of the two, Enrique must lead the way for Julia, and everyone has high hopes the pair will have a successful show.
But others are hoping that the pair may also be successful in other ways. Currently loveless, will Enrique and Julia pull it off on screen and in real life? Enrique confessed it’s easy acting opposite Julia because ‘sobrang nagja-jibe kami.’
Excited fans can only know by following how their characters unfold in Mirabella if the fresh love team will have a lasting spark. Nevertheless, Enrique said he is happy the network is pushing him to more challenging projects and to take on leading roles. He said ‘Masaya [ako], blessed.
‘Ang daming artists, pero ilan lang ang nabibigyan talaga ng opportunity na maipakita ang galing ang talent.’
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