Kathryn Bernardo says that even off the set, she and Julia are more bonded now.
Currently busy promoting her latest project, the Star Cinema drama Way Back Home
, Kathryn Bernado admitted that she is excited to be back in the limelight along with former Mara Clara
co-star Julia Montes. “I’m busy talaga dun sa
movie and sa Growing Up
. Siyempre aabangan nung
fans sana kasi matagal na din yung pagkawala namin sa
TV sa Mara Clara
so dito mapapanuod nila kami ulit ni
Julia tapos ibang
Kathryn din ang makikita nila. Talagang pinaghirapan namin ito ng sobra kaya sana maagustohan nila
,” she said.
The 15-year-old actress admitted that she and Julia have gotten even closer than before, even off-cam. “Close na naman talaga kami ni
Julia. From Goin Bulilit
and Mara Clara, lalong na-
and hindi ko lang siya kaibigan pero tinuturing ko na siyang kaipatid eh. Parati kami lumalabas
or tatambay siya sa bahay ko, ganyan
. Supportive din siya sa akin
. Close na din ang families namin. Si
Lola pati si
mama sobrang gusto rin siya
,” she shared with Push.com.ph
Kathryn revealed that one of their favorite bonding activities is going to the mall during days when they don’t have work. It also doesn’t hurt that they both share a passion for shopping and have even gotten matching outfits together. “Mahilig kami mag-
malling tapos bibili kami ng magkapareho na damit. Marami na kaming nabili na mga gamit na pareho. Tapos nagpapa-foot spa kami, ganyan. Tapos tambay lang sa bahay
,” she said.
Kathryn shared that although she enjoys hanging out with friends at home, she really enjoys being out and about. “I really like malling and shopping. Ayokong nasa bahay parati, guso ko nagmo
-mall ako. Ikot-ikot lang sa
mall, Masaya na ako dun
,” she added.
After the almost overnight popularity she got with the success of Mara Clara
, Kathryn said she has not allowed fame to get to her. “I try to stay the same. Ayoko talaga magbago. At saka
feeling ko ayaw rin ng
family ko ng ganun, pag may nakikita sila sa akin, pagsasabihan nila ako agad para ma
so far, wala pa naman yatang ganun. Bawal maging ganun
,” she stressed.
The Way Back Home
actress said that the only difference now is that she is more ready to face the crowd after becoming more recognizable in public. But other than that, she is still the same down-to-earth person that she has always been. “Pareho lang ako ngayon. Siguro lang naging
confident ako, kasi ngayon medyo kilala na ako ng mga tao kahit saan ako magpunta. Hindi katulad ng dati na hindi ka nila papansinin. Ngayon kailangan may
image ka na aalgaan kasi bawat labas mo may makakakilala sa ‘yo,
” she admitted to Push.com.ph.
The Star Magic talent also admitted that she would rather focus on her career than boys at this moment. “Hanggang
admirers lang sila. Wala muna ngayon
. Open ako sa manliligaw pero hanggang dun lang. Wala munang
commitment,” she shared.
Kathryn said she hopes to be able to do a different kind of project someday where she can play a lighter kind of character. “Siguro yung malayo naman sa
Mara. Yung hindi paawa. Siguro yung medyo
love story na
comedy, yung malayo sa
drama para iba naman. Parang yung
Sarah Geronimo, mga My Girl na
type of role ni
Kim Chiu. Or like yung
Thai movie na Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Mga pa
-tweetums na makaka
-relate yung mga
teenagers,” she said.