Kylie Padilla: The daughter comes into her own
Although being the daughter of Robin Padilla may be Kylie Padilla’s best credential, she is slowly stepping out of the shadow of her action star-dad.
Regal Films is launching her to full stardom via Jose Javier Reyes’ suspense-thriller “Dilim,” which opens on Wednesday.
The young beauty is paired with Rayver Cruz. Their chemistry is very much evident onscreen and off. It also seemed like a rom-com between takes, although they were shooting a horror film.
The newest love team in Show Town will get bewitched, bothered and bewildered in this thriller.
What’s the advantage and disadvantage of being Robin Padilla’s daughter?
The advantage is that I was able to join show biz easily. But my family name can also be a disadvantage. I prefer to work hard for [success]. For a while, I felt like I didn’t deserve the breaks I got. But, later, I learned to look at them as a challenge. They push me to excel as an actress.
How would you describe Robin as a father?
Some people think we were spoiled, but no… Our dad opened our eyes to the many problems of the world.
Tell us about your launching movie “Dilim.”
It’s my first film. I’ve always loved horror movies. So this is a dream come true for me. Working with Direk Joey is a blessing. He is so talented and smart.
If Rayver courts you, does he have a chance?
Yes! He’s a good guy—a gentleman. Plus, he’s funny. I like people with a good sense of humor.
Any amusing anecdotes with Rayver on the set?
On our first day of work, while we were rehearsing, he ad-libbed and asked for my real cell-phone number. That made me laugh.
What have you learned from your previous relationship that you will apply to your next one?
I learned that loving someone doesn’t mean giving everything.
What did you do with your first paycheck?
I am still paying for my condo.
What’s inside your kikay kit?
I can never leave the house without Maybelline mascara and Bourjoius red lip liner.
What’s the latest on your mom?
My mom is such a beautiful person. So patient, caring and giving. She is an angel. She helped me when things fell apart in my personal life. She was the first one to hug and comfort me.
How’s Mariel Rodriguez as a stepmom?
I love Tita Mariel because she loves my dad so much. As long as my dad is happy, all of his kids will be fine, too. And she also has a wicked closet!
What advice did your dad give you on show biz and love?
My dad said never to give in to the temptations of show biz and to keep my values intact. I admit that life in the biz is very different. We were all introverts. I lived a sheltered life until I turned 18.
What do you and your cousin, Daniel Padilla, talk about?
Life mostly. Our dads. Our childhood.
What’s a common misconception about the Padillas?
That we are so terribly cool. Like other people, we also have flaws and we make mistakes. I can’t speak for the others, though. But I must say our family has a rich history.
What do you find hard to understand about guys?
I want to know what their real intentions are. Sometimes I wish my face and name were different. I want to see how guys would treat me. I want guys to like me for my brain, not for my looks. That’s so shallow.
What turns you off?
Guys who start gentle and sweet, but then change. Those who are vain. Those who want to change their girlfriends.
What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done?
I can be rebellious. The naughtiest thing I’ve done was to draw fake tattoos on myself. I want a real tattoo, but I don’t think my family will like it.
What’s on your bucket list?
I don’t know how it will happen, but I want to do a project in Hollywood.
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