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Julia Montes talks about the many changes in her life after turning 18

Julia Montes shares how she researched the role of a prostitute for 'Maalaala Mo Kaya.'

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/30/2013 8:30 PM
Julia Montes talks about the many changes in her life after turning 18


033113-julia_main.jpgAfter celebrating her debut last March 19, Julia Montes admitted that she felt that she just celebrated a big milestone in her life. “Medyo natatakot akong i-look forward yung turning 18 kasi sabihin na natin na legal age, mas mabigat na responsibility pero na-e-excite ako kasi bagong chapter na ito ng life ko. Actually lately medyo napapansin ko medyo ang bilis ko din talagang maiyak, ma-touch as in simpleng bagay. And lalo kong na-appreciate yung after 18 years kahit wala nga akong dad, yung mom and lola ko andiyan pa rin for me kumbaga lalo kong na-appreciate kung ano yung nangyari kahit hindi kumpleto,” she admitted.

The Fil-German beauty said that although her wish of seeing her father again has remained unfulfilled, she has not lost hope in meeting him one day. “Ngayon kasi wala talaga akong balita. Yung last time na nakausap namin yung best friend ng dad ko, ang sabi niya may family na and may sakit daw and hopefully now, kasi matagal na rin yun at ilang years na rin, sana wala ng sakit and yun na yung last na balita ko sa kanya. I don’t know kung bumalik na siya Frankfurt. No idea talaga. Dati kasi I tried na sulatan ng letter dati yung address na meron ako pero wala namang bumalik na reply,” she revealed.

Julia said that she still has a lot of goals in life but she is patient about attaining them one by one. “Madami akong gusto abutin pero kailangan ko magtrabaho mabuti para maabot yun. Gaya ng sabi ko I want a dream house and hopefully yung sarili ng place ng lola ko for the salon. Malaking bagay na sa akin siguro yung nakapag-graduate ako ng high school at natuwa yung lola ko kahit nasa showbiz na and after that siguro yung from Mara Clara to Walang Hanggan. Siguro yung naano ko yung bahay for them milestone rin for me,” she explained.

The talented actress admitted she hopes to also go back to school someday. “Dapat kasi bago nung Walang Hanggan dapat mag-e-enroll ako kaso hindi kinaya ng schedule kasi every day ang taping so maski kumuha ng units hindi ko nagawa. Pero hopefully magawa ko na by this year or hopefully next year. Gusto ko talaga mag-back-to-school kasi yun ang promise ko sa lola ko na matapos ko rin talaga yung college. Dapat nung una ang dream ko mag-culinary lang pero ang gusto ko mag-Business Administration muna bago mag-culinary,” she added.

When it comes to taking on more mature roles, Julia said her recent acting challenge was when she played the role of a prostitute in Maalaala Mo Kaya. “Nung una talaga kinakabahan ako kasi wala akong idea. Kumbaga natatakot ako pag iiyak na ako, wala akong mapaghugutan. Kasi pag may iyakan scene talaga ako lagi akong nag-iisip ng kung paano magmumukhang totoo at saka dapat may hugot para iba yugn atake sa tao. So sabi ko with this part paano ko huhugutin kasi bilang prostitute nga dapat, so ang ginawa ko, nag-ikot ako sa ibang places, mga clubs, tumitingin ako sa mga nakatambay sa labas, so medyo nag-aral din ako kung paano sila gumalaw,” she explained.

Instead of feeling pressured to perform mature roles way beyond her years, Julia said she takes it as a welcome challenge. “Na-e-enjoy ko kasi yung nabibigyan ako ng medyo mabibigat na roles kasi kailangan ko mag-isip, kailangan ko mag-research para diyan.  Kumbaga na-cha-challenge ako para sa sarili ko and every scene medyo natututo ako sa director. Every scene may lesson for me so na-e-excite ako kapag mature roles yung nabibigay sa akin and good thing naman dito sa ABS-CBN, kapag mature roles yung binibigay nila sa akin, medyo may alalay pa rin, hindi masyadong daring na pakita balat or pakita something. Pero mature siya,” she said. But the mestiza beauty admitted this does not mean she will automatically have a more daring image. “Depende kung ano yung story and kung okay talaga siyang gawin,” she explained.

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