Following Gerald Anderson’s admission of his relationship with Julia Barretto, the Kapamilya actress reiterated her plans to build a family.
During a conversation with celebrity photographer BJ Pascual, Julia was asked about what she plans to do next in her life.
According to the 24-year-old actress, she wants to take on diverse roles in films now that she’s allowed to do more mature roles.
“As an actress, ang dami ko pang gustong gawin na stories, ang dami ko pang gustong gawing movies, to take on different roles, especially that I’m getting older, mas nagiging mature din ‘yung mga roles na I’m allowed to do and that I’m willing to do,” Julia stated.
But Julia —who has previously declared her plans to build a family of her own in a few years’ time — went on to reiterate her goal, saying she wants to hustle more so she could make it happen by the time she reaches the age of 26.
“Aside from that, Beej, ako kasi, simple lang talaga ang gusto ko sa life. I just wanna have a family. ‘Yun lang talaga. So I feel like at 24, mag-wowork na ako sobra. Tapos at 25, work din sobra. Para 26 and above, pwede na akong mag-start ng family ko,” she stated.
“‘Yun ang dream ko talaga for myself since I was young. So ‘yun, to answer your question, now that I’m 24, I think I just really wanna hustle now, hustle next year, and then figure out from there how to start a family,” she added.
BJ then asked Julia whether her decision to have a family might be a “generational” thing because she also heard the same thing from Ivana Alawi. But Julia said she thinks her closeness to her family was what led her to make such a decision.
“I think because we’re both close to our families, our siblings, and our parents. I feel like it has an influence on the things na we want. Like I have such a good family, I have such a great mom, great siblings, close-tight relationships. My mom is my best friend. So parang I look forward to having my own like that. Maybe because she’s close to her family also,” Julia said.
While she’s happy that she gets to do what she’s most passionate about, Julia said she just wants to have a family more than anything else.
“Sa totoo lang, I love being an actress and I’m so blessed that I get to do what I’m super passionate about, but I just really wanna have a family, ‘di ba? ‘Yun lang. Simple lang ang gusto ko,” she said.
Julia said her closeness to her family was what made her decide to push through with her plans to have a family at a young age. Asked whom she wants to start a family with, she simply said: “With my partner.”
Watch the video below:
Julia Barretto graced BJ Pascual’s musings interview in Zambales during her photoshoot for her 24th birthday.
She was also in Zambales over the weekend for boyfriend Gerald Anderson’s 32nd birthday. Among those in attendance were her mom Marjorie Barretto and other close friends of the couple.