Kathryn Bernardo grateful Julia Montes was her co-star in first film

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Posted at Jun 01 2020 02:25 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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MANILA – Kathryn Bernardo said she has always been a fan girl even before she actually joined the entertainment industry to pursue an acting career.

Speaking during the most recent edition of Actor’s Cue for the #ExtendTheLove initiative, Bernardo recalled watching movies at a young age, especially if they had her favorite actors.

“Kahit hindi pa ako artista, fan na ako. Siguro 'yung pinaka hindi ko makakalimutang memory nung bata ako, kasi lumaki ako sa Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija. So after school noon usually pupunta ako sa mall. May store 'yung mama ko sa isang mall dun. Tapos sa top floor nun may sinehan. So kung may gusto ako panuorin, tatanungin ko siya tapos aakyat lang kami ng escalator nandiyan na,” she said.

Bernardo said watching movies gives her the feeling of living in an alternate reality.

“Kung meron man akong gustong pelikula, love story man 'yan, local man 'yan or international film, as in pinipilahan ko 'yan kasi parang dinadala ka niya sa ibang mundo, na parang sa dalawang oras na 'yun, kikiligin ka, iiyak ka. Gustong gusto ko 'yung feeling na parang parte ka nung pinapanuod mo,” she said.

This is the reason why she still gets giddy up to this day every time she would star in her own movie.

“Nag-start ako as a fan and up until now nakaka-proud na part ka na ng craft na 'yun, ng trabahong 'yun. 'Yun 'yung parati kong binabalikan. Kaya minsan kinikilig pa rin ako kapag may movie na ako, ako na 'yung puwede nila panuorin sa mga post. Nakakatuwa siya balik-balikan,” she said.

Speaking of making movies, Bernardo said she was fortunate that she had Julia Montes by her side when she headlined her first ever full-length film “Way Back Home.”

“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,” she said.

The actress also talked about the adjustments she had to make from working on a teleserye to acting for the big screen.

“Iba talaga 'yung adjustment 'pag nag-te-taping ka ng teleserye tapos gumawa ka ng pelikula. Hindi ko alam 'yung mga technical sides. Hindi ko alam na marami pa lang shots pagka movie, na dapat pala konti lang 'yung acting mo kasi malaki 'yung screen. Ang hirap nun kasi parang ibang mundo siya,” she said.

Almost a decade later, Bernardo not only enjoys making films but also treasures the experience every time, especially when it’s with her on and off screen partner, Daniel Padilla.

“Kami naman ni DJ 'pag may eksena, ang suwerte ko kasi kahit hindi siya kita, alam mo tingnan niya lang ako, parang nag-uusap na kami. So we’re very lucky kapag nakasama mo 'yung taong napaka-generous kasi hindi madali umarte and kailangan mo talaga ng tulong ng lahat, yung participation ng lahat,” she said.

#ExtendTheLove is an initiative to help displaced film workers that are affected by the lockdown because of the pandemic. It started by screening films online and then through live sessions related to film.

Actors' Cue is an online session where actors talk about their work and passion.