Young Kapamilya actor Enrique Gil has been in showbiz for two years now. First he had guest stints in Pieta (2008) and I Love Betty La Fea (2009), before being added to the regular cast of George and Cecil (2009) and Rosalka (2010). Today he is a regular performer in the high-rating ABS-CBN Sunday variety show, ASAP XV, as part of The Gigger Boys.
But after two years spent in showbiz, he really still feels like a newcomer in the industry.
"I'm okay. Trying to fit in show business 'cause I've been here for two years, but I'm not really, fully... Parang there's a feeling that I'm a newbie," Enrique tells PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview, September 15, at the photo shoot for the STAGES family, at The Room in Quezon City.
"Every time you do a new show, it just feels like it's your first time," the 18-year-old actor adds. "I don't know if that's what the others feel, but for me until now, it's so...
"And then, you do better from before, but it's just a feeling like you've never done it before, you know? It's parang first feeling lang. Kaya... gano'n naman lahat sa start, e. Parang there is a challenge."
He says he only feels like a pro while dancing for ASAP XV.
"After ASAP, ngayon, wala na talagang kaba yung sayaw. Pero 'pag tapings, iba. Pag acting, iba talaga pag eksena, e. Kasi, buong shot baka ikaw yun, or you have to be so professional," he says.
But instead of feeling down about it, Enrique tries to make his apprehensions produce valuable lessons.
"You learn naman from the actors, di ba?" he says. "It's a learning process, all the time, each time you do stuff, it's always a learning process."
NEW SHOW. Enrique proudly reveals that his upcoming show for ABS-CBN will involve lots of dancing—which is a good thing, he says, because he expects not to feel as awkward anymore.
"It's a youth-oriented show, like, it's mainly for dancing. It's for the youth, for everyone to know that no matter what your difference is, you can still be with other people through dance. It unites you. Kahit iba-iba yung walks of life, it unites you," he says.
"Makikita niyo sa story. Like ako, hint lang—I'm poor in the show. It's kinda crazy. I'm in a crew, a group of dancers, and yung iba, mayaman. Dance unites all kinds of people in all walks of life."
His co-stars will include fellow STAGES talent Sam Concepcion, Arron Villaflor, and young talents from Pinoy Big Brother.
Enrique says he's already training for the still-untitled show.