MANILA, Philippines – The grandmother of Julia Montes would rather have the young actress focus on her career first than to enter into a relationship since she is still very young.
|Actress Julia Montes
Lola Flory, who raised Montes, said the "Walang Hanggan" star should not hurry love.
“Intindihin muna niya ay ang kanyang pagta-trabaho, ang hanapbuhay niya. Saka na ang love life. Huwag muna, saka na lang,” she told Push.com.ph.
However, she said it will still be Montes’ call in the end, adding that she will remain by her side no matter what she decides on.
Asked to comment on reports romantically linking actor Coco Martin to her granddaughter, Lola Flory said: “Ako naman kasi mabait naman si Coco. Pinapasa-Diyos ko na lang 'yun.”
Montes and Martin first worked together in the phenomenal television series “Walang Hanggan.” They are set to bring their team-up to the big screen as their first movie together hits cinemas later this month.
During the recent trade event of ABS-CBN, Martin hinted that he plans to court Montes once she turns 18. However, Montes said in a separate interview that she finds the news hard to believe given Martin's stature in the industry.
Asked if Martin would stand a chance in case he really pursues her in the future, Montes said: “Parang ang hirap yata sagutin niyan. Ang haba naman ng hair ko kung totoo man iyan. Hindi ko po masagot eh. Tignan po natin. Wala pa naman akong 18.”
Montes stressed though that she will definitely follow her grandmother’s advice. “Desisyon ni Lola 'yun kaya dapat sundin,” she said.
Pushing intrigues aside, Montes invited all her fans to watch out for her movie with Martin.
“January na ‘yun, malapit na. Siguro in a way pasasalamat namin ito for ‘Walang Hanggan,’ sa lahat ng sumuporta and siguro hindi nila ine-expect yung hindi nakuha sa ‘Walang Hanggan.’ Hopefully dito ma-fulfill so sana mapanood nila kasi ibang tema, ibang kuwento, ibang atake sa mga characters namin,” she said.