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Kathryn Bernardo is this generation’s Superstar, says Joel Lamangan

  • Kathryn Bernardo has the makings of a Nora Aunor
  • She has been labeled as ‘Teen Queen,’ Queen of Hearts’ and ‘Phenomenal Box Office Queen’
  • Her latest movie Hello, Love, Goodbye set a record with the third biggest opening weekend of all-time for a Filipino film

Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo, known as Kathryn Bernardo in Philippine showbiz, is a dynamic phenomenon.

Kathryn is one of the sought-after Filipina actresses. She has starred in several big television and movie projects. She has been labeled as Philippine showbiz ‘Teen Queen,’ ‘Queen of Hearts’ and ‘Phenomenal Box Office Queen.’

Her career took off in 2010 when she played the role of Mara in the hit TV series remake of Mara Clara.

In 2011, she starred in her first movie family-drama film Way Back Home together with Julia Montes. This was followed by Kathniel’s (as what fans called Kathryn and Daniel Padilla’s love team) first big-screen movie Must Be… Love in 2013.

Kathryn alongside with her on-screen and real-life partner Daniel Padilla star in the current highest-grossing Filipino film of all time, The Hows of Us, which broke multiple records in Philippine Cinema.

Recently, she won Best Actress awards at the 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies and Entertainment Editors’ Choice Awards for Movies, or The EDDYs 2019 for her outstanding portrayal as George.

This 2019, her romantic-drama film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, Hello, Love, Goodbye, in which she stars for the first time with Alden Richards, is definitely a box office hit. It has earned over Php 300 million in just a week since it opened last July 31. It’s the fastest to have crossed the Php 300-million mark so far this year and has been shown at over 465 cinemas nationwide.

This year highest-grossing film so far Alone/Together, starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil. has already been surpassed by the KathDen movie. It is now expected to overtake KathNiel’s last film which gathered a total of Php915 million.

No doubt, Kathryn is a Superstar of this generation. This statement was supported by Superstar Nora Aunor’s director Joel Lamangan.

“Hindi naman natin makukuha yun neng! Hindi ibibigay yun, Siya na ang superstar ngayon!” Joel said in an interview while doing his film for Cinemalaya 2019.

Kathryn once worked with Director Joel in the teleserye Vietnam Rose where she played as the child version of Maricel Soriano.

Kathryn certainly has the makings of a Nora Aunor—a celebrity with overflowing mass appeal with abundant talent to boot. If she learns to play her cards well, she might be the most successful among her contemporaries even in the decades to come.


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