Kathryn Bernardo says she is just friends with her 'Mara Clara' leading man Albie Casiño.
Kathryn Bernardo has grown up from doing gags and spoofs in Goin'rsquo; Bulilit to taking on one of the lead roles in the primetime teleserye Mara Clara. Kathryn takes on the role of Mara, which was originally played by Judy Ann Santos.'nbsp; With the high ratings that Mara Clara is enjoying, Kathryn hopes she also become a successful actress like her idol Judy Ann. "Siyempre gusto rin naming maging successful kagaya nina Ms. Judy Ann and Ms. Gladys (Reyes). Pero ayaw muna naming mag-isip ng mga ganun.'nbsp; Sa ngayon ginagawa lang namin 'lsquo;yung best namin parang maging maganda 'lsquo;yung trabaho namin and matuwa ang mga nanonood." Mara Clara also stars Julia Montes as Clara, originally played by Gladys.
Kathryn is thankful that her career didn'rsquo;t suffer a setback when she transitioned from being a child to being a teenager, what is mostly called in showbiz as the "awkward stage." The 14-year old hopes more of her Goin'rsquo; Bulilit friends will also be given the chance to successfully graduate from child roles. "Siguro nga panahon na talaga ng mga tinatawag nilang 'lsquo;tweens.'rsquo; Napakasaya na nabigyan kami ng napakalaking opportunity na ganito para 'lsquo;yung mga ka age naming walang project e mabigyan din ng pagkakataon."
She dismissed speculations that she is now being envied by many young stars in ABS-CBN.'nbsp; Kathryn said that her friends from Goin'rsquo; Bulilit have expressed happiness over her big break in Mara Clara. "Wala naman pong issue. Kapag nakikita nila kami, kino-congratulate nila kami na kami 'lsquo;yung napili for this project. Proud din sila sa amin bilang magkakaibigan kami."
Now that she is in her teens, Kathryn was asked if she ready to accept suitors, but she immediately explained that she'rsquo;s too young for love.'nbsp; "Work mode ako ngayon e, ha ha ha!'nbsp; Kung magkakaroon ako ng relationship ngayon, mas maganda kung friends lang muna."
Kathryn added that although she is being paired in a love team with Albie Casi'ntilde;o in Mara Clara, she said that they are just friends.'nbsp; "Kami ni Albie nagkakailangan nung una kasi first time naming magkakilala para dito sa Mara Clara. Pero dahil sa mga workshops naging okay naman kami. Ngayon magkaibigan na kami.''