It's been almost three years since they were first paired together in the teen-oriented show Growing Up and now, as part of the hottest lovet eam in the country, Daniel Padilla shared that he and Kathryn Bernardo couldn't get any closer than they are now. “Siguro kung umutot ako, hindi ko na kailangan magsinungaling, yun na lang. Aaamin na kaagad ako, yung ganung level na yun,” he admitted.
In his latest Star Cinema movie She's Dating The Gangster, he plays the role of a bad boy who is misunderstood by many, something he can also claim to have experienced in real life. Kathryn has been vocal about defending him in a previous interview on Push about the misconception. “Totoo naman yun, mukha lang naman akong bad boy. Grabe po ang kabaitan ko (laughs) hindi loko lang. Ano lang po ako, ganyan ganyan lang pero mabait lang ako (laughs),” he added.
Portraying the role of Kenji, the gang leader in the movie, DJ admitted it is the most challenging character he has ever been given. “Dahil dalawa yung character mo at saka ibang iba. At saka talagang mahirap ito gampanan dahil may drama. Kasi ako parehong angas yung character ko dito,” he shared.
The 19-year-old actor also admitted he enjoyed shooting their outdoor scenes in Legazpi, Albay where he had to learn how to drive a car with a manual gear shift on a national highway for the very first time. “Nag-enjoy talaga kami ni Kathryn dun sa pag-akyat sa Mayon na naka-ATV kami. Madaling araw kami umakyat nun mga 3 a.m. kasi yung eksena namin ay sunrise so kailangan namin abangan. Favorite scene ko naman siguro yung basketball scene at saka yung mga driving scene na sobrang delikado (laughs),” he said.
Even though he has already done six movies, DJ said he is not yet tired of moving on to a different genre although his dream project is more action than romance. “Parang pag rom-com masaya pa rin. Maganda ang rom-com masarap gawin at saka yung characters masarap gampanan. Pero depende din kung sino yung makakatrabaho mo siyempre at sino yung director mo. Pero ang horror din masarap naman. Pero gusto ko rin subukan maging superhero. Siguro yung tipo ni Spider-man,” he said.