One of prime time TV’s hit love teams, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, seems to be returning to the demands of a nightly drama series at the perfect time in their personal lives—that is, if the latter’s promise is to be kept.
This week, the showbiz press corps eagerly reminded the young and good-looking pair behind 2015’s highly successful prime time series Forevermore on ABS-CBN that Enrique had said he would start courting Liza when she turned 18. The beautiful Filipina-American came of age on January 4, and they will be spending lots of time again as they star in the same network’s newest teleserye, Dolce Amore, which begins airing on February 15.
Replying in a roundabout way, Enrique told the press that he and Liza are “in a happy place” at the moment and that he sees no need for labels so long as they are, like he said, “happy.”
“Hindi pa siguro ngayon . . .” he added when pressed to say whether he will court his screen partner or not. “Marami pang kailangang i-prioritize.”
The pair, who launched their new show at the ABS-CBN headquarters with the powerhouse cast, was more generous talking about Dolce Amore.
This time, they portray two young wandering souls, each in search of who they really are, while suddenly brought together by destiny.
“It’s a project I think almost everyone will be able to relate to. It’s about finding your identity and finding love, and the story is just so fun and uplifting,” said Liza.
Liza plays Serena, a young girl raised in Italy by her adoptive parents. Though she lives a good life, she cannot shake off the feeling that an important part of her identity seems to be missing—the truth about where she came from.
Bearing the same struggles is the character of Enrique, Tenten, who grew up in an orphanage suffering from the pain of his real parents’ rejection. A hardworking “raketero,” Tenten takes on different jobs to help his adoptive family.
“It’s a ‘peasant meets a princess’ kind of feel. It’s a very light teleserye, the kind that we all love—much like Forevermore,” shared Enrique.
Liza said that fans should expect her team-up with Enrique to level up in terms in terms of emotions, since they are both more open to experimenting with their characters at this junction in their careers.
Lending support to their latest endeavor for TV are ABS-CBN heartthrob Matteo Guidicelli, Cherie Gil, Ruben Maria Soriquez, Edgar Mortiz, Rio Locsin, and Kean Cipriano, with Sunshine Cruz, Andrew E, and Frenchie Dy.