Julia Barretto: It’s tough to suffer consequences of my family’s controversies

/ 12:14 AM January 03, 2017
Julia Barretto

Julia Barretto

There’s a thin line between friendship and love. It’s a tricky thing to cross from the “friend zone” to the “romance department.” That’s what “Vince & Kath & James” is basically about. Lead stars Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia and Ronnie Alonte make quite a charming combination. What a “three-fic” team, indeed. Their movie is the stuff that millennial thrills are made of.

Here’s my chat with Julia:


How does your movie redefine love triangles? It’s a modern-day love triangle about how friendship and love can sometimes overlap. It’s very real and relatable.

Tell us what your leading men are like. It’s always been a refreshing experience for me to work with different actors. This was something new. They were both easy to work with, and it was nice to have experienced their hunger for their craft.


What’s the best part of being a Barretto? I’m glad to be a part of a clan that values the importance of family.

What’s the toughest part about being a Barretto? Maybe having to suffer the consequences of their past controversies, even if they do not involve me in any way. And living up to expectations because of my aunts and parents’ excellent work in the past. But it’s a challenge I’m willing to take on and I’m happy to have as motivation.

How’s your relationship with your dad (Dennis Padilla)? Everything’s better now.

What’s one advice of your mom Marjorie that you find hard to follow? Many. Although I was always that child who listened to her mother.

What will it take for a guy to make you fall for him? I can’t predict. It’s so unpredictable what your heart, mind and soul decide to fall for. But a gentleman with a sense of humor would catch my fancy.

If you had to choose between love and career, which would you pick and why? For now, I’d choose career. Although I believe a person does not deserve to be put in a situation where he or she would have to pick between the loved one and something that he or she loves to do.

Barbs also rises


Christian Bables aka Barbs in “Die Beautiful” is moviedom’s newest sensation. His heartfelt portrayal of Tricia’s (Paolo Ballesteros) gay BFF will hit you bull’s-eye. The straight actor played his role with great panache that you’d think he was really gay. I am now a certified “Christian believer.”

Since my son IC is also part of the cast, let me share some trivia about Christian. According to Vilma, the PA of IC, Christian had no PA on the set, so he requested her to help him find one. But with his newfound fame, I bet Christian will have a coterie of alalays and his own “glam team” soon. Bravo, beautiful man!


‘Miracles are Forever’

Carlo J. Caparas’ movie adaptation of Brother Mike Velarde’s “El Shaddai’s Book of Miracles,” titled “Miracles are Forever,” should not be missed. It’s a heart-wrenching trilogy, made up of “To Love and To Live” (starring Yassi Pressman and Mark Neumann); “A Mother’s Misery” (Assunta de Rossi); and “The Mamasapano SAF44 Untold Story” (CJ Caparas, Sid Lucero, Richard and Elvis Gutierrez, Rap Fernandez, Gabriel de Leon and John Arcilla).

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