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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jun 30, 2018

Julia Barretto Feels So Grateful & Honored To Be Given The Chance To Work With Kris Aquino After Her Movie With Sharon Cuneta

JULIA BARRETTO says that after she learned Star Cinema wants to get Kris Aquino to co-star with her and Joshua Garcia in “I Love You, Hater”, she took it upon herself to get in touch with Kris through Erich Gonzales who’s very close to Kris. “I really made an effort kasi we really want to work with her for this movie,” she says. “Ni hindi ko na nga pinaalam sa Star Cinema, dumiretso na ako and I asked Erich, sabi ko please help me. Okay naman. After working with Sharon Cuneta in ‘Unexpectedly Yours’, it’s an honor to be able to act with another icon like Ms. Kris Aquino. I couldn’t see any other actor doing her role as it fits her perfectly. We’re so blessed ni Joshua na pumayag siya to work with us.”

In the story, Julia is Zoey while Joshua is Joko. They are competitors to get the good graces of their boss, Kris as Digital Empress Sascha Imperial. Joshua pretended that he is gay just to get the job but he eventually falls in love with Julia, who says her favorite scene in the movie is when Joko finally tells the truth to Zoey that he is not bading. Joshua says she’s very good in that particular scene.

“Ladies will be able to relate to that scene,” adds Julia. “Kasi bilang babae, we have that factor, yung pride natin na ang taas-taas agad. Yung parang right away, we have to be strong, to be brave and everything. But sometimes, we learn to forgive. Kamukha ni Joshua, niloko niya ko. He said gay siya, pero di naman pala. So more than anything, it’s for your own good, learning to forgive other people’s mistakes.”

She says this film shows a marked maturity on her part. “Kasi we play characters that are totally out of our comfort zones. This is really a different experience of kilig, love and pain. In the trailer, you just see the fun side. but there’s so much more to the film. It has heart and that’s what I love about it. I feel like, in this film, I am most free and is able to let go of my inhibitions, my worries and my fears so I could just be free. I can’t explain it fully, but I feel that with my character here, my space is so big.”

After this movie, they will be doing a TV drama for the first time together, called “Nostalgia”. “We’ve started taping it and will air very soon,” adds Julia. “Then after that, we will be doing a horror film naman daw about zombies. So we’re really humbled and so, so grateful because of the opportunities and projects that ABS-CBN is giving to us. Nakaka-inspire siya for us to keep going, to try to be better than the last one. We’re so thankful for all these chances to prove ourselves.”