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Kathryn Bernardo is ready for her confrontation scenes in Mara Clara

Kathryn Bernardo says she's prepared for whatever her biggest role to date will take.



10/7/2010 9:17 AM
Kathryn Bernardo is ready for her confrontation scenes in Mara Clara

Kathryn Bernardo finally gets the break she never thought was possible as she stars in the remake of the top-rating 'lsquo;90s teleserye Mara Clara. Kathryn will play the submissive protagonist Mara, originally played by Judy Ann Santos. The first Mara Clara, which aired on ABS-CBN from 1992 to 1997, catapulted Judy Ann and Gladys Reyes, who played the cunning kontrabida Clara, to stardom. In this much-anticipated remake, the character of Clara will be played by Julia Montes.

The original Mara Clara was best known for numerous slapping and hair-pulling scenes between Judy Ann and Gladys. Kathryn said that she is very much ready to do catfight scenes with Julia in the teleserye remake. "Ready na po kami, ha ha ha! So far wala pa naman kaming nakukunang mga ganung eksena. Mga madadaling eksena pa lang ang nagagawa namin. Pero ngayon pine-prepare ko na 'lsquo;yung sarili ko kung ilang sampal o sabunot ang makakayanan ko."

But 13-year-old Kathryn immediately clarified that contrary to their TV characters, she and Julia are good friends. They started to become close a few years back when they were part of the kiddie gag show Goin'rsquo; Bulilit. "Okay kami ni Julia off cam. Best friends na kami since Goin'rsquo; Bulilit pa. Kaya masaya ako na siya ang makakasama ko sa Mara Clara, siya ang gaganap na Clara. Excited na kami pareho."

If in the original Mara Clara, Judy Ann had Wowie De Guzman as her leading man, Kathryn will also have an onscreen partner, whom she refused to name. "Sa ngayon'hellip;surprise na lang po, ha ha ha! Basta abangan niyo kasi magiging maganda 'lsquo;yung story." She then blushed and kindly begged not to be asked any more questions about love because she feels she'rsquo;s too young for those things.

But when asked if she would be given the liberty to choose who her leading man in Mara Clara would be, Kathryn confessed, "Pwede po bang si Justin Bieber?! Ha ha ha! Joke lang."

Already predicted to become the next primetime drama princess, Kathryn hopes that one day she could be as successful as her showbiz idols. "Si Mr. Piolo Pascual po talaga 'lsquo;yung hinahangaan ko noon pa. Sa babae si Ms. Judy Ann kasi napakagaling niya talagang umarte. Gusto ko rin po si Ate Iya Villania."

The new Mara Clara is now in production and is scheduled to be aired on primetime this year.