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Daniel Padilla reacts to being perceived as a playboy because of his showbiz clan

'Growing Up' star Daniel Padilla says men of the Padilla clan are not playboys as they are perceived to be.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

8/30/2011 8:05 AM
Daniel Padilla reacts to being perceived as a playboy because of his showbiz clan


083011-daniel_main.jpgDaniel Padilla gets his big break in showbiz as leading man of Kathryn Bernardo in the upcoming teen-oriented drama Growing Up. During the press conference for the show set to air this September 4, he shared how he is pleased to be paired with Kathryn. “Ako dito si Patrick, ang heartthrob na may pagka-bad boy. Ka-love team ko dito si Kathryn. Makikita niyo ‘yung parang aso’t pusa naming away. Nakakatuwa si Kath kasi maganda, mabait, magaling pa. Madali siyang ka trabaho. Approachable siya. Pwede mong makausap nang seryoso kahit kayong dalawa lang. Pero kengkoy din katulad ko.

The sixteen year-old is the son of actors Rommel Padilla and Karla Estrada. Daniel shared that watching the old films of his parents inspired him to give showbiz a try. “Gusto ko talaga mag-showbiz. Natutuwa kasi ako kapag napapanood ko ‘yung mga dating pelikula nina mama at papa. Para gusto ko ring subukan. Napanood ko ‘yung pelikula ni mama na Kakaibang Karisma. Kinilabutan lang ako kasi siyempre nanay mo ‘yung nakikita mong nagpapa-sexy. Kay papa naman, nakalimutan ko ‘yung title pero ‘yung kwento e nasa bilangguan siya. Gusto ko ‘yung pelikula niya na ‘yun.

During the press conference of Growing Up, reporters were surprised when Daniel admitted that he already had three girlfriends. Hence he was likened to his father and the other men in the Padilla showbiz clan who have the reputation of being playboys. But Daniel explained, “Si papa naman at ‘yung mga tito ko hindi naman sila babaero. Nagkakataon lang na nauuwi sa hiwalayan ‘yung mga relationships nila kaya nakarami sila ng nakarelasyon, inisip ng mga tao babaero nga sila. Pero ang mga Padilla tapat ‘yan magmahal.”

The young Padilla admitted that he sometimes gets sad whenever anyone in the clan would be reported to have troubles with the law, like his uncle Royette Padilla who recently faced mauling charges filed by his own wife. “Naapektuhan din ako. Siyempre nababalitaan mo na kung ano ano ‘yung nasasabi tungkol sa kamaganak mo. Bilang kapamilya masakit din ‘yun. Pero mas pinaniniwalaan ko ‘yung sinasabi nila kaysa sa mga nababalita.

Though he belongs to a big clan, Daniel said that he is close to most of his cousins particularly to the children of his uncle Robin. “Every Sunday may training kami sa bahay ni Tito Robin. Nag-train kami ng parkour and martial arts. Kasama ko ‘yung iba kong mga kapatid, nakakasama namin sina Queenie. Si Kylie madalang kasi busy. ‘Yung mga anak din ni Tito Royette.”