As one of the freshest faces in showbiz today, Julia Barretto admitted there is pressure when it comes to being part of a showbiz clan. But the 16-year-old actress said she will not let people's expectations get the best of her.\
“There are times times naman when I can use it as a good thing para I will want to do better. Pero there are times that it’s not going to be good for you kasi mapapagod ka, kasi you feel the pressure sometimes. And I don’t want to give myself a hard time. Parang as much as possible I want to use it na lang to my advantage pero so far no regrets. I’m so happy. I’m very, very happy,” she admitted during a Chic Nails branch opening along Sct. Tuason, Quezon City last May 28.
Julia said she is very much aware that she will be compared to her titas Gretchen and Claudine and wondering if she can really follow in their footsteps. “Well siyempre there’s pressure because everybody is watching your every move, titingnan nila kung marunong ka ba talaga umarte, especially coming from a family na puro actresses rin pero kaya naman eh. I’ll just do my best,” she added.
Julia said she really wants make her mark as an actress and plans to prove it in the upcoming new Kapamilya soap Cofradia. “Siguro when I start acting makikita niyo kung ano ba yung pinagkaiba ko from my tita Claudine and my tita Gretchen. I think dun pa lang natin makikita. I want to take on drama muna,” she admitted.
The pretty teen actress said her family has been very supportive of her showbiz career. “Sobrang saya nila for me. We were all very happy. Yung mom ko nagsabi sa akin na, ‘We’re all very happy for you. I’m so proud of you. Good luck. Galingan mo lang. Be humble,’ ganun,” she shared.
Despite her busy schedule, Julia said she still has time to bond with her family. “Of course may time naman. Sometimes after work we eat out. Basta we’d always find time na mag-bonding pa rin,” she said. Julia also shared that her younger sister Claudia might be predisposed to joining showbiz as well. “Dream niya talaga yung maging singer than to be an actress. Pero I don’t know if she wants to join pero right now her priority niya talaga is her studies so every time they’d ask her that, sabi niya studies daw muna,” said the new Chic Nails endorser.