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Julia Montes is happy to work with Kathryn Bernardo again in 'Growing Up'

Julia Montes reveals details about her latest TV project with her real-life best friend, Kathryn Bernardo.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

7/2/2011 7:33 PM
Julia Montes is happy to work with Kathryn Bernardo again in 'Growing Up'


070311-julia_main.jpgPush.com.ph got the chance to visit Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo on the set of Growing Up (This is the time of my life) in Subic last June 29. Although they were hard-pressed to finish their target scenes for the day, the two shared with us that they are happy to be working with each other again on a new show. “Siyempre masaya kami kasi ang kinakatakot namin noon, what if magkahiwalay kami? Hindi na kami madalas makakapag-bonding. Kasi dati everyday kaming magkasama. So we’re very thankful to ABS-CBN management for giving us another project. Sobrang saya at kulitan lang kami dito sa set,” said Julia who’s best friends with Kathryn in real life.

Best known as a kontrabida in the hit teleserye Mara Clara, Julia can’t wait for the Kapamilya viewers to see her portray a different character this time around. “Dapat nilang abangan yung role ko dito kasi hindi na siya kontrabida. Siya si Tammy, fun-loving girl pero romantic at heart. Ang saya-saya kasi binigyan ako ng opportunity na maipakita yung different side ko sa pag-arte. Hindi na maiisip ng tao si Clara sa bago kong role. Sana maging maganda ulit yung pagtanggap nila sa bagong proyekto namin ni Kathryn.”

Given her rising showbiz career, Julia is determined to make the most out of every project that comes her way. Although she’s being romantically linked to several Kapamilya actors, she maintained that entertaining suitors is far from her mind right now. “Ang plano ko this year, papakasalan ko work ko. Hahaha! Kasi mahirap yung maraming nangyayari [sa buhay mo]. Basta kung anong priority, yun lang dapat ang focus. Happy naman ako na nagpe-pay off naman yung pinagpapaguran ko.

Since she already bought a new car with her previous earnings, Julia is planning to build a house for her family in the future. “Kakatapos ko lang bumili ng car. Gusto ko naman mag-invest ako next sa bahay. Lahat naman siguro dream magkaroon ng bonggang bahay. Pero para sa akin, magkaron lang ng sariling akin, ok na sa akin. Simple lang naman ang gusto ko.”

Did she feel relieved when people eventually discovered that the she’s actually sweet and simple in real life? “Siyempre mas naging masaya ako, kasi ang tingin nila dati sa akin as Clara, tapos ganon din ang ugali ko sa totoong buhay. At least mas nakikilala nila kung sino talaga ako off cam.”  

Catch Growing Up (This is the time of my life) starring Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes soon on ABS-CBN.