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Kathryn Bernardo doesn't mind being compared to Julia Montes

Kathryn Bernardo says her friendship with Julia Montes is not affected by intrigues.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

8/9/2011 9:31 AM
Kathryn Bernardo doesn't mind being compared to Julia Montes


080911-kathryn_main.jpgAfter being catapulted to star status by their hit teleserye Mara Clara, Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes will clash once again, this time on the big screen via Star Cinema’s upcoming offering Way Back Home. Those who got hooked on the rivalry between Kathryn and Julia’s characters in their TV series are in for a new treat in Way Back Home. Kathryn shared, “Iba po itong movie, hindi tulad ng Mara Clara na maraming sampalan and sabunutan. Walang masyadong sakitan, more on the dialogue.”

Kathryn confessed that she is feeling the pressure to follow up the success of Mara Clara by making their launching movie a box office hit. “Nararamdaman talaga namin ‘yung kaba kasi iba na ang pelikula. Sa TV isang click lang makakapanood na ang mga tao. Pero sa movie kailangan nang magbayad. Iba rin ang acting sa movie kaya mas challenging.”

In the movie, Kathryn will play Joanna who after years of living with amnesia comes home to her real family. But the lost time has alienated Joanna from everyone, most especially to her elder sister Jessica, played by Julia. Kathryn explained that she doesn’t mind being typecast playing goodie-oppressed roles on screen. “Hindi ako natatakot na ma-typecast na api-apihan lagi. Pero sana mabigyan din ako ng chance na gumawa ng bago para maiba naman. Nasa management po ‘yun kung anong roles ang bagay sa akin.

For her impressive acting talent, Kathryn is now being tagged as Judy Ann Santos’s successor. But the teen actress said she prefers establishing her own name in the industry. “Sobrang thankful kasi sobrang laking artista ni Ms. Juday. Malaking compliment na maikumpara sa kanya. Pero sabi na sa akin ni Ate Juday noon na ayaw naman niyang pati ‘yung pag-arte niya e gayahin ko. Gusto niya gumawa ako ng sarili kong name. Kaya ngayon happy siya sa nagiging takbo ng career ko.

Both Kathryn and Julia are predicted to be on their way to superstardom. That’s why aside from playing rivals onscreen, they are also being pitted against each other as to who is more talented and popular. However, Kathryn said that despite the intrigues, she and Julia remain good friends. “Hindi talaga maiiwasan ang comparison sa artista lalo na sa aming dalawa ni Julia. Pero alam namin pareho na hindi kami dapat magpaapekto. For as long as alam naming dalawa kung ano ang totoo friends pa rin kami. Kapag work, work lang. Wala namang personalan sa amin ni Julia. Effective si Julia kapag eksena kaya makaka-react ka talaga nang tama.”