'Confradia' star Julia Barretto would rather talk about happy times with aunts Gretchen and Claudine.
Julia Barretto refused to take sides in the family feud between the Barretto siblings (her aunt Gretchen and her mom Marjorie versus her aunt Claudine), which has yet to be resolved. Amongst the many issues that were brought up was Claudine’s alleged intent to ruin Julia’s career. But the 16-year-old stayed clear of the whole controversy that’s meant for her elders only.
“Regarding that, hindi pa sila nakakausap about it na parang, ‘Julia ikaw ang reason.’ Wala namang ganon. I want everything to be okay and calm muna between the magkakapatid before I [speak]. Hindi ko yun problema. It’s not for me to fix and talk about. Sa kanila na yun. Ang saya saya ko,” said Julia who was launched last Friday, May 24, as the star of the upcoming teleserye Confradia.
Although she seems closer now to her Tita Gretchen, Julia acknowledged that she has a lot of happy childhood memories with her Tita Claudine as well. “We used to be with her everyday, house everyday, grocery everyday. Yun talaga yung pinakamasaya with her, yung mga bonding. Super close talaga.”
When asked who’s more generous between Gretchen and Claudine, the young actress wisely replied, “Honestly pareho silang generous. It’s unbelievable. Very sharing sila sa blessings.”
She and her Tita Claudine may not have kept in touch lately, but that doesn’t mean that the bond between them is gone. “Hindi naman siya nawala. The thing about my family, kahit gaano katagal kayong hindi nagkita, ‘pag nagkita kayo parang hindi matagal, close pa rin kami. Pareho pa rin ginagawa namin. I’m not going to say na nawala [yung closeness with Tita Claudine].”
On a lighter note, Julia admitted that she got the best traits from her mom Marjorie and aunts Gretchen and Claudine. “Sa Tita Claudine [I believe nakuha ko], yung passion niya for acting kasi sobrang mahal niya ang pagarte. Sa Tita Gretchen ko, pareho din. Pero siguro yung fashion side tsaka yung palaging pagiging masayahin. Sa work, kapag pumupunta ako, kahit late na, ang saya niya pa rin. Ganon ako, energetic. Sa mom ko, all in all, the way I think, the way I handle things. The same kami [na strong personality].”