As one of the speakers during the Actors’ Cue #ExtendTheLove initiative session last Friday, May 29, Phenomenal Box-Office Queen Kathryn Bernardo looked back on her journey as an artist in the showbiz industry and shared her experience working with co-star Julia Montes.
Julia and Kathryn both entered showbiz at a young age. After their days on Goin’ Bulilit, they worked together on the remake of the classic “Mara Clara” in 2010 where they portrayed the titular roles. They made their big-screen debut in 2011 through the film ‘Way Back Home‘ a family-themed story. This is also the first film that they worked on together.
With the friendship and closeness that they had established through time, the bankable actress couldn’t help but be grateful as she considers herself fortunate that Julia was her co-star in her first-ever full-length film project.
As they were both still adjusting to the world of showbiz, the ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye‘ star admitted that it was with her Mara Clara co-star whom she took comfort in.“Hindi ko makakalimutan yung first ever movie na ginawa ko as lead. Kasama ko dun si Julia. Kasi iba talaga yung adjustment pag nag-te-taping kang teleserye tapos gumawa ka ng pelikula. Hindi ko alam yung mga technical sides. Hindi ko alam na marami palang shots pagka movie, na dapat pala konti lang yung acting mo kasi malaki yung screen. Ang hirap nun kasi parang ibang mundo siya.”
She added, “Ang suwerte ko nun kasi kasama ko si Julia. Malapit ko siyang kaibigan. Alam mo ‘yung feeling na wala ka pang love team nun, wala pang DJ (Padilla), pero meron kang kasama na mag-adjust sa ganung mundo. Suwerte ako nun na kasama ko si Julia.”
After their teleserye and movie, the two actresses parted ways heading towards different paths and exploring what showbiz had to offer for them to grow more as artists.
While Julia, 25, took more mature roles, Kathryn, on the other hand, took it step-by-step.
The ‘La Luna Sangre’ star has already bagged several Best Film Actress Awards since 2015, making her the Phenomenal Box-Office Queen of her generation.
Despite not having projects together, the two young actresses have preserved their friendship and their closeness remains on and off the camera.