Julia Montes acknowledges that her team-up with young actor Enrique Gil in the ABS-CBN soap Muling Buksan Ang Puso is gaining support due to their undeniable chemistry on screen. Asked what the real score is between them, Julia says that she finds Enrique “guwapo” and “prince charming-material” but feels uncertain if he’s the “perfect one.”

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Julia Montes was likened to the fairy-tale character Cinderella at the press launch of Comfit, a women’s footwear brand that the young actress endorses, last Thursday night, August 8.

Has she found the prince charming to put on her missing shoe yet?

The 18-year-old actress laughed off the question and told the media, “Yun ang hinahanap [ko] pa. Wala pa nga akong guy na magbibigay ng perfect shoe!”

Actors Coco Martin, Julia’s former Walang Hanggan co-star, and Enchong Dee, Julia’s ex-boyfriend, are the top-of-mind candidates, naturally.

But these days, however, it is Julia’s Muling Buksan Ang Puso leading man Enrique Gil who could be playing the prince charming in the young actress’ life.

On screen, Julia and Enrique, who star as Sarah and Francis in the primetime teleserye, display a noticeable chemistry—something that the young actress is happy about.

“Yun naman po yung goal talaga namin at first… na ma-feel talaga nila yung character namin, [na] talagang tatagos sa tao.”

As the conflict between Sarah and Enrique’s families in the soap are heating up, so are their characters becoming closer to each other, giving them space to develop feelings for each other.

Is this also the case with Julia and Enrique when the cameras are not rolling?

When asked what the real score is between her and her leading man, Julia replied, “Guwapo siya!

“Para siyang prinsipe pero ewan ko kung siya na yung perfect one.”

To the actress, the "perfect one" doesn’t have to possess good looks or an impressive personality.

Julia, in the first place, said she doesn’t trust “first impressions.”

“It’s not about the looks, it’s not about the personality lang.

“Marami akong hinahanap, [like] kung paano sila sa family.”