Enrique Gil finally weighed in after fans bashed his newest leading lady, Julia Barretto, online after it was announced that he will work opposite the actress in the series “Mira Bella.”
Gil urged his supporters, as well as fans of his former leading lady Julia Montes, to spare Barretto from bashing because his “Mira Bella” stint is purely a management decision.
“Sa concert day ko mismo, doon ko in-announce na gagawin ko ‘yung ‘Mira Bella.’ Doon nagwala ‘yung mga fans. Wala tayong magagawa kasi decision ng management. We can’t please all the fans naman. Trabaho naman ito,” he said.
Gil said he is just hoping that his supporters would still continue to support him even if he won’t be working with Montes for the meantime.
Aside from Gil and Barretto, “Mira Bella” will also feature Sam Concepcion.
“Sa mga fans namin ni Julia (Montes), kung puwede suportahan ako sa show ko, tapos si Julia sa show niya. Tapos if ever in the future, why not? For sure magkakatrabaho kami ulit sa future,” he said.
Gil admitted he got affected when he learned about the reaction of some of his fans.
“Sino ba naman gustong may nag-aaway or nagkakagulo? Siyempre gusto mo lahat masaya. Sinasabi ko naman sa fans na relax lang. Alam naman kasi nila na from the start, ayaw ko na nag-aaway ang mga fans,” he said.
Gil said he also talked to Barretto about the matter.
“Sabi ko sa kanya na huwag na intindihin, okay lang iyon. Siyempre hindi nila maiintindihan kasi hindi nila alam ‘yung nangyayari sa showbiz. Sabi ni Julia, ‘Okay lang sanay na ako diyan,’” he related.
Gil is hoping “Mira Bella” would be a hit since this will be his first team-up with Barretto. (MNS)