ABS-CBN bets big on Enrique Gil-Liza Soberano tandem

Posted at 08/19/2014 5:10 PM | Updated as of 08/19/2014 5:17 PM

MANILA -- Even before their launch movie is released, the tandem of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano is getting another major break after ABS-CBN announced that the two stars will star in an upcoming series.

In late June, Star Cinema announced that Gil and Soberano will top-bill the youth-oriented movie “The Bet,” which is based on the Wattpad book.

In “The Bet,” Gil plays the role of Drake, who gets into a betting game with his best friend, which involves courting the unsuspecting Sophia (Soberano). When Sophia finally falls for him, Drake should tell her that everything was just a game.

Then on Tuesday, ABS-CBN announced that the two young stars will headline the TV series "Forevermore" about a rich guy Alexander (Gil) who falls in love with farm girl Tessa (Soberano).

"Ang character ko ay medyo bad boy, outgoing, adventurous. He want to prove himself. Tapos he meets this girl who thinks about her family, total opposite ko siya," Gil said of his character in the series.

Soberano, meanwhile, described her character as "masipag, matalino at lahat ng bagay pinapahalagahan niya."

As for the plot, the young actress shared: "Una ay away-away muna. Along the way I will teach him (Xander) stuff para magbago siya."

Also joining the upcoming series are Keith Thompson, Yves Flores, Sophia Andres, Marissa Delgado, Zoren Legaspi, Joey Marquez and the comebacking Lilet.

The last time Gil starred in a TV series, it was opposite teen star Julia Barretto in "Mirabella."

"Bagong show na naman, bagong partner," Gil mused. "I mean lahat naman ng tao ay may feelings about sa partnership namin pero we will just really give them a nice, nice show."

For her part, Soberano said she expects fans of the Gil-Barretto tandem to react negatively.

"It's okay for me kasi medyo nasanay na ako na whatever you do, even though it's not bad, same pa din ang reaction nila. So natutunan ko na i-handle -- huwag na lang pansinin. Pero ang masasabi ko lang ay sana ay bigyan nila ng chance," she said.