Former Aryana star Ella Cruz admitted that she has been getting negative feedback ever since it was reported that there’s a possibility of her being paired with Daniel Padilla. She was quick to say that she’s not out to break the popular team-up of Daniel and Kathryn Bernardo. “Oo nga po eh, siyempre parang na-hurt po ako kasi hindi ko rin naman alam yung issue tungkol diyan na makakatambal ko nga si Daniel at wala po akong nababalitaan na project kami together, kahit movie with Kathniel po, so sana po kahit papa’no ma-clear yung issue na hindi po talaga kami magkakatambalan ni Daniel. Kung sakali man, ang sinasabi ko lang, looking forward ako diyan,” she clarified in an interview with The Buzz, Push.com.ph and entertainment media last February 5.
Ella further shared that she has no problem working with any of her fellow Kapamilya actors for that matter. “Ganon naman po talage e. Sobrang lakas ng chemistry ng Kathniel, siguro nga hindi talaga [pwede]. Kumbaga ako, sige sa iba na lang ako, kay Francis (Magundayao) na lang ulit ako o kaya sa iba. Kasi sa tingin ko naman yung age ko hindi pa naman talaga fit for Daniel.” When it comes down to it, the 16-year old maintained that management knows best when it comes to what kind of role or project she should do next.
She also refuted rumors that the whole issue caused awkwardness between her and Kathryn. In fact, they haven’t had the chance to talk ever since they did a production number together with Kim Chiu and Julia Montes on ASAP. “Simula noon hindi pa ulit kami nagkakasama or nagkakausap dahil busy sila sa movie nila ngayon. Pero wala naman kaming issue ni Kathryn, friends po kami. Kasi may mga gumagawa rin ng issue na may something kami ni Kathryn, na magkaaway kami. Wala pong ganon.”
Aside from being part of the movie A Moment In Time, Ella said there’s another teleserye lined up for her sometime this year.