Kapamilya actress Julia Barretto was launched this afternoon as the newest star of Viva Artists Agency after leaving Star Magic.
According to Julia, her biggest deciding factor of leaving Star Magic is her managers Johnny Manahan and Mariole Alberto. “When I made the decision to make the move to Viva, of course ang mga una ko talagang kinausap ay si Miss Mariole and Mr. M. Bakit? Dahil sila po ang head ng Star Magic. Bilang sila po ang head ng Star Magic, sa kanila po ako nagpaalam,” she said.
“Si Tita Mariole kasi nag-announce siya ng retirement niya in December a few months back na rin. Kami-kami pa lang nakakaalam sa Star Magic. After nun, ‘yun talaga ‘yung mga oras na I really took some time to think and pray. Nag-pray talaga akong matindi para tulungan lang malaman kung ano pa ang mga posibleng tahakin ko sa karera ko. Like I said, they were always guiding me,” she added.
Julia was supposed to star in a new series and a story conference via Zoom even happened but unfortunately, the actress will no longer be continuing the project.
A new lead star was said to replace Julia.
Julia starred in ABS-CBN’s Kokey, where she played the lead role of Anna Calugdan. She played the lead role in the 2014 melodrama fantasy series Mirabella and appeared in And I Love You So as a bida-kontrabida.
Ever since she began her career in showbiz at a young age, Julia has been under the management of the Kapamilya network.