Kapamilya actress Erich Gonzales is an inspiration to many, especially female fans. From her success as a teleserye superstar to her radiant glass skin, she always makes us wonder how she does it, and what she’s like behind the cameras as well. Thankfully, Erich is game to answer all our questions in a super honest and chill vlog post.
Erich was asked about her favorites – like, is it adobo or sinigang? She chose both because she loves soup-based food and adobo also hits the spot when a little “masabaw.” Her current color obsession is aqua blue and her ultimate Taylor Swift anthem (she’s a certified Swiftie!) is Lover REMIX featuring Shawn Mendes.
On her skincare, fashion, and beauty rituals, Erich loves to keep it minimal. She’s a fan of casual and comfortable fashion, listing down jeans, white shirts, and white dresses as her wardrobe essentials. Her go-to bag is a Chanel Boy Bag in gray. She likes to paint her lips with a soft shade of pink or peach. Believe it or not, Erich gets that clear and rosy complexion with minimal effort. She said cleansing is key.
While sunset and sunrise possess their own beauty, the twilight makes her happier. The La Vida Lena star is a true nature-lover. Flowers, plants, and trees make her giddy – apart from food, of course.
Calling herself a strong independent woman, Erich believes experiences and lessons learned make her stronger. Asked how to move on, she stressed that heartbreak doesn’t mean the whole world is ending. She added that forgiveness begins with acceptance and is the first step to freedom.
“Forgive for yourself, not for other people. Kasi ‘pag may kinikimkim ka sa puso mo, ‘pag meron kang galit o hatred, siyempre hindi rin ‘yan makakabuti sa’yo. Kung anong itinanim sa puso, ‘yan din ang aanihin, so might as well magtanim lang tayo ng kabutihan,” she said.
If she could talk to a teenager, she would advise to balance fun and limitations. The Kapamilya star approaches work with perseverance and determination. These, besides Divine timing, make success possible. “In God’s perfect time, He will make things happen, so let’s be patient. Habang may buhay, may pag-asa, endless possibilities yan,” she smiled.
The actress doesn’t see herself quitting showbiz, for acting is her passion. “As long as gusto n’yo pa rin ako mapanood, I am here to stay.” Ten years from now, she’s probably raising her own family and hopefully still acting.
On her dream co-star, Erich mentioned Judy Ann Santos, whom she adoringly calls “Queen.” She gushed, “Kahit passerby lang ako tapos manonood lang ako sa set, I think grabeng kasiyahan na po ‘yun, nag-uumapaw na po. Sana po, one day.”
Asked her dream K-drama remake, Erich thought it would be empowering to star in “Mine,” a series about two women trying to overcome the world’s prejudices.
Erich’s current teleserye, La Vida Lena, also champions women empowerment. She plays Magda, the smart barrio girl who suffers from the cruelty of the society and the influential Narciso clan. After a myriad of tribulations, Magda returns as the bold and powerful Lena, seething with anger and ready to take her revenge.
While both Magda and Lena are special, the latter gains more admiration from Erich. Why? She said we have to follow Lena’s journey to know the answer.
The final question was from her best friend Enchong Dee, asking when they can hang out again. Erich answered, “Kalmahan lang po natin diyan! Once na nag-swak na ang ating schedules, for sure!”
Catch more of Erich in the Kapamilya drama series La Vida Lena, also starring Carlo Aquino, JC De Vera and Kit Thompson, airing weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.