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EXCLUSIVE: Kathryn Bernardo feels pressured about being compared to Judy Ann Santos

Kathryn Bernardo is very thankful to ABS-CBN for entrusting her with the lead role in 'Mara Clara' remake.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

9/30/2010 9:45 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Kathryn Bernardo feels pressured about being compared to Judy Ann Santos


Kathryn Bernardo has been introduced as the star of the upcoming remake of the popular 'lsquo;90s TV drama Mara Clara. Kathryn will take on the role originally played by Judy Ann Santos. During her contract signing with ABS-CBN for the said show, Kathryn told PUSH.com.ph that she is very thankful to management for giving her this project. "Sobrang sarap po ng feelings kasi napakalaking proyekto nitong Mara Clara. Ang dami daming artista, hindi ko inexpect na sa akin nila ibibigay. Sobrang thankful ako. Ito ang first time ko maging lead role sa isang malaking show."

This teleserye is already in production and is expected to premiere on primetime before the year ends. Kathryn confessed that she couldn'rsquo;t sleep the night prior to her first taping day. "Excited na ako. Hindi nga po ako nakatulog nung bago ng first taping day namin. Sobra akong excited. Pero masaya naman sa set kasi winelcome talaga ako ng lahat. Supportive silang lahat sa akin. Lahat kami gusto naming mapaganda 'lsquo;yung show."
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The 13-year-old Goin'rsquo; Bulilit alum also admitted that she is now feeling the pressure about being compared to the original Mara, Judy Ann, now crowned as the Queen of Teleseryes. "Nakaka-pressure talaga. Sobrang galing na aktres ni Ms. Judy Ann. Kaya talagang gusto kong ibigay 'lsquo;yung best ko sa bawat scene."

Kathryn was still very young when Mara Clara aired on ABS-CBN from 1992 to 1997. She said she only got to see the movie version which was shown during the late 'lsquo;90s. Kathryn shared that the management is already arranging for her to meet Judy Ann, whom she considers as her acting idol, soon.