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Julia Montes is happy to have Sam Concepcion as her first love team partner

Julia Montes will be paired with Sam Concepcion in an upcoming Star Cinema movie.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

5/22/2011 12:53 AM
Julia Montes is happy to have Sam Concepcion as her first love team partner


052211-julia_main.jpgJulia Montes has a new leading man and first official ka-love team in Sam Concepcion. The young actress best known for her villain role in the hit teleserye Mara Clara and the actor/singer/dancer will be paired in a movie to be produced by Star Cinema which will also star Kathryn Bernardo and Albie Casiño, also from Mara Clara. The role as Julia’s partner was supposed to be for AJ Perez, but the 18-year-star died in a vehicular accident last April 17.

After AJ’s death, Julia was asked about whom she thought could best take over the role, and she mentioned Sam’s name. “Kasi sa edad si Sam lang ‘yung nakikita kong malapit sa age ko kaya parang siya ‘yung tingin ko na bagay maging ka-partner ko. Happy ako na siya nga ‘yung napili.” Julia is 16 years old while Sam is 18.

Julia and Sam first met as part of the now defunct teen variety show ShoutOut. There Julia admitted that she became a fan of Sam’s talents. “Sa ShoutOut pa lang close na kami. Si Sam magaling sumayaw. Kapag nasa stage na siya magugulat ka kasi parang hindi siya ‘yun. Ang tawag ko nga diyan ‘next Gary Valenciano.’ Si Sam kasi on and off camera ganun na siya.”

Like other love teams that came before them, Julia and Sam were also asked about the possibility of a romance blossoming in real life. Julia blushed when the topic of love life was raised. “Single ako ngayon. Pero bakit naman napunta sa mga ‘single’ ang usapan? Ha ha ha! ‘Yung movie muna pag-usapan natin.

Julia explained that she feels she’s still very young to be thinking about having a boyfriend. Plus, as of the moment, her focus is on her budding showbiz career. “Ano naman kasi ‘yung point na mag-entertain ako ng suitors kung hindi rin naman ako ready for a relationship. Hindi ko pa naiisip ‘yung mga ganyan. Work muna ngayon.”

When asked on what she will do if Sam courts her, Julia felt a bit embarrassed to answer with the young actor standing next to her. “Hindi naman manliligaw ‘yan e, ha ha ha! Ano ba ang nangyayari ngayon?!”