Julia Montes watched Daniel Padilla’s birthday concert last April 30 from the front row of the Araneta Coliseum. The 18-year-old actress said she really made sure she was present for DJ’s big event which also included her good friend Kathryn Bernardo.
“Tonight meron talaga akong work pero pumunta ako for them. Successful show siya. It’s a dream come true and I'm super happy for Daniel talaga, eto na natupad na. Siyempre hopefully soon magkaroon siya ng another concert na for sure din naman magiging hit,” she said.
A self-confessed Kathniel fan, Julia said she especially enjoyed the number where DJ and Kath sang “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat.” “Favorite ko yung duet nilang dalawa and take note live si Kathryn kumanta, yun yung pinaka-nakakakilig dun, ginawa niya yun for DJ. I’m their number one fan. Sobrang kinikilig ako, wala na akong pakialam kung tinitingnan ako ng nasa likod ko, nasa gilid ko, nasa harapan ko. Basta sumisigaw ako, suportado ko silang dalawa. Simula pa lang, Growing Up days pa lang nung un silang nag-tandem, ako yung unang unang unang fan nila,” she admitted.
Julia said she was impressed by the thousands of fans who showed support for DJ’s concert. “Kanina pa lang pag pasok ko pa lang sabi ko wow, si DJ na talaga ito,” she said. The Fil-German beauty said she cannot imagine herself performing live on a stage in front of a big crowd. “Siguro kung may makakapartner akong mala-Daniel, kakanta rin ako (laughs),” she said.
Julia also shared her simple birthday wish for DJ. “Daniel huwag kang magbabago, alam ko na sobrang saya mo ngayon. It’s a dream come true for you and for sure madami pang darating sa ‘yo na blessings dahil napakabuti mong anak at napakabuti mong kaibigan at napakabuti mong tao, bilang tao na rin so congratulations, eto na yun. Siyempre pinagpe-pray ko na you have more to grow at huwag kang magbabago. Stay the same,” she said.
Currently busy working on her new teleserye with Enrique Gil, Julia said she is excited to share her newest soap with her loyal fans. “Ayan malapit na mag-start, sa May meron na akong gagawing mga workshops. Medyo i-aano na namin sa story and abangan nyo kasi marami kaming mga actors and actresses [na kasama] na hindi pa sinasabi na dapat talaga abangang pasabog,” she said.
Julia said that although she has been in showbiz for years, she always wants to do her best for her fans. “Lagi naman meron, hindi naman nawawala yung pressure. Siyempre yung thought na lang na binigyan ako ng another project tapos ganito kalaki yung casting, ganito kalaking proyekto, pressure yun for me pero sana suportahan rin ng mga tao gaya ng pagsuporta nila sa Walang Hanggan,” she said.
Julia said she is looking forward to working with Enrique again. “Okay kami kasi ang masaya dun nakatrabaho ko na siya before nung Shout Out days so ngayon mas ano lang kami, lalo lang kami magkakaroon ng working ethics dito kasi nga teleserye na ito, talagang everyday siguro magkakasama kami unlike noon na every weekend lang,” she said.