In an interview on DZMM's showbiz program Mismo last night, Claudine Barretto remarked that she is happy for Julia Barretto's blossoming career. "Yeah, I'm so proud of her. I'm really, really happy with what's happening to her career right now,” she said.
The actress who visited the ABS-CBN compound on Monday with her lawyer Ferdinand Topacio praised Julia's acting abilities.
"Julia can act. Mas magaling sa akin 'yon kasi marunong siya ng comedy, eh! 'Di ba? Drama, may nakuha na siya. May dugo siyang drama, may dugo pa siyang comedy," she stated.
Claudine relayed that she really handpicked her niece to star in her soap Walang Kapalit back in 2007 because she believes in Julia's talent.
"Si Julia, when I chose her... I really chose her talaga, hinand-pick ko siya for Walang Kapalit na little Claudine. I'm really, really happy with what's happening to her career right now," she said.
She stated that she is also proud of her other nieces. "Of course there's also Dominique and also Dani, who's a famous blogger now. And si Claudia, also watch out for the girl because she sings really well and acts very well, too!"
When asked if she plans to do a teleserye again, Claudine revealed that she wants to invest her time on her children at the moment. "As much as I want to, mahirap kasi iiwan 'yung mga anak ko at this point," she said.
She added that there were offers but she is more concerned of her children's welfare at this point. "Hindi sa walang offers or anything, it's 'yung safety nila and pinakakailangan, and 'yung emotional well-being nila ang pinakakailangan na tututukan.”