Liza Soberano forms triangle with Daniel, Kathryn

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Jan 21 2014 12:35 PM | Updated as of Jan 21 2014 08:50 PM

MANILA -- Young actress Liza Soberano is joining the cast of ABS-CBN's "Got To Believe" starring the tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, creating a love triangle on the hit primetime series.

In an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com on Monday night, Soberano, 16, said she didn't expect to still get the chance to work with Bernardo and Padilla after last year's "Must Be...Love."

"Noong una po ay nagulat ako kasi hindi ko ini-expect na makakasama po ako kasi nung una may rumors na makakasama ako and then nung nag-start na po siya ('yung series), siyempre akala ko wala na po ako. Then biglang first week of January, actually during birthday ko 'yon, sinabi po nila sa akin na kasama ako sa 'Got To Believe' at sobrang saya ko po siyempre first time ko pong magpa-primetime and also with Daniel and ate Kathryn who I've worked before," Soberano said.

In show's teaser, Soberano was introduced as the new love interest of Joaquin (Padilla), who seems to have forgetten about Chichay (Bernardo) after he underwent major operation to remove bullet from his head.

Soberano admitted that as early as now she has already been receiving hate tweets for coming in between Joaquin and Chichay.

"Ready naman po ako. Ang ginagawa ko pasok sa isang tenga, labas sa kabila. Ang ginagawa ko ngayon 'yung negative tweets na nakikita ko pero hindi ko pinapansin at hindi ko masyadong dinadamdam. Pero kung mayroong hurtful criticisms na nakakatulong ina-accept ko naman sa sarili ko 'yon," she explained.

Soberano said she's just happy to have the support of the show's lead stars.

"Kay Ate Kath nakapag-usap kami tungkol doon, sabi niya huwag ko na lang daw papansinin. Napag-usapan din namin ni DJ parang sinasabi niya na ang KathNiel ngayon ay napagsasabihan kung may mang-away sa akin ay huwag ko na lang patulan at huwag pansinin may nagba-backup naman sa akin kaya hayaan ko na lang daw sila," she said.

Soberano also appealed to KathNiel fans for their understanding.

"Sa mga KathNiel fans sa lahat ng mga nakakaintindi, thank you for supporting me. Thank you dahil naiintindihan nila ako," she said.

"Sa mga nang-aaway or medyo galit sa akin, ita-try kong pagbutihin 'yung role at sana di sila magalit sa akin kasi trabaho lang naman po. Hindi ko naman po aagawin si Daniel kay Kathryn," Soberano stressed.