After doing the Kapamilya Royals Teleserye Tour 2012 in California, Daniel Padilla returned to the country this week to resume taping for the top-rated Primetime Bida series Princess and I along with Kathryn Bernardo.
The 17-year-old rising star admitted that he has gotten even closer to Kathryn after traveling with her to different countries like Bhutan and the United States. Daniel said he has also spent enough time with his pretty co-star that he notices even the minor things that she usually worries about. “Actually parang nalaman ko na lahat tungkol sa kanya pero teka, siguro yung lagi siyang na-pa-praning sa mukha niya. Sinasabi niya sa akin, ‘Malaki na ba mukha ko?’ Tapos sasabihin ko lagi, ‘Hindi nga ang kulit mo!’ (laughs) Mga ganun lang,” he shared with Push.com.ph.
Although Kathryn’s Mommy Min is always on the set with them, Daniel said he understands why her parents can become overprotective of her. “Ganun talaga. Ang pangit naman kung hindi binabantayan yung nanay yung anak niyang babae. Ano kalalabasan nung anak niya? Kaya mabuti na lang din ganun sila,” he said.
Daniel said he always makes an effort to show Kathryn and her parents that he is sincere in his intentions for her. The actor-singer admitted it is not hard for him to find new ideas on how he can court her. “Wala, sa akin lang. Hindi ko naman kailangan makuha sa iba yung mga ganun eh. At saka nasa common sense na natin yung mga ganun. Ang importante gumagawa ka ng effort talaga,” he said.
When it comes to his own family, Daniel said they are all happy and supportive of his career. “Mabuti naman kaming lahat. Masaya kami. Oo na-mi-miss ko rin naman mga kapatid ko kaya minsan pag nasa bahay, mag-pi-PS3 na lang kami, kahit yung mga babae naglalaro na lang din. Bonding na namin yun,” he explained. Daniel revealed his Mommy Karla has allowed him more freedom now that he has more showbiz commitments all over the country. “Hindi na, hindi na siya sumasama. Hindi naman talaga siya sumasama, nang-aasar lang siya minsan, ganun (laughs),” he said.
Another change is that Daniel gained weight during tapings for Princess and I, something that was just temporary though. “Pumayat nga ulit ako eh. Pero nung una talagang ramdam na ramdam ko na yung pagka-taba ko (laughs),” he said.
This coming December, Daniel looks forward to working on his first movie with Kathryn in Star Cinema’s Metro Manila Film Festival entry Sisteraka. “Wala pa akong shooting para dun eh. Hindi ako sure sa roles pero ang alam ko si Kathryn daw ang anak ni Vice Ganda na ampon lamang. Ako naman anak ni Kris Aquino. Yun lang ang alam ko ngayon,” he said.