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Eugene, who was also present during the interview, added that she encourages Enchong to practice his versatility as an actor. “Kasi yun ang problema niya. Minsan, ‘Bakit ganon teenager pa rin ang tingin nila sa akin?’ Eh si Enchong naman nasa tamang edad na to tackle more mature roles. In fact, marami na rin siya na-experience sa buhay. Given his talent and looks, mas marami siyang roles na pwedeng gampanan na mapapakita niya yung totoo niyang talent. Manager niya ako noh,” the comedienne cheerfully stated.
In Tuhog, Enchong plays the role of a teenager who’s torn between staying faithful to his girlfriend who’s based in the province or losing his virginity to a girl due to peer pressure. He shared that he easily identified with his character because he had similar issues during his teenage years. “I have to be honest na lahat ng lalaki bago lumabas sa pagka puberty dadaan sa pagka-maniac stage. Pero during high school years, tumatakbo sa utak natin yun minsan sa school or minsan sa bahay. Yun ang subject ng utak natin—losing our virginity, is it still an issue losing our virginity, makakasabay ka ba sa mga kaibigan mo while everyone is losing their virginity, if you’re left out… Madali daanan yun kasi napagdaanan ko na. pero I think everyone especially sa mga older batch makakarelate kasi napagdaanan na nila yun, yung excitement to lose their virginity.”
Asked if losing his virginity is an issue for him, he easily replied, “Hindi kasi 2014 na. Ewan ko ha. Personally, I believe na bawat tao may ibang paniniwala. Siguro, kung paano mo lang iha-handle dun lang magiging issue.”
While some people believe in reserving their first kiss until marriage like a few celebrity couples, Enchong said that he has a different take on the matter. “Naniniwala ako na dapat may experience kayo before para matest ni’yo yung relationship niyo. Para hindi nagkakaproblema kapag kasal na kayo.”