Mira Bella lead star Julia Barretto
MANILA – Marjorie Barretto said she is very happy that her daughter, teen actress Julia Barretto, is paired with Enrique Gil and Sam Concepcion in her first series, “Mirabella.”
In an interview with the entertainment site Push.com.ph, Barretto said there is nothing to complain about because both boys are well-mannered and very polite.
“How can you complain naman? I’m so happy that it’s Enrique and even Sam, I like Sam very much also. How can you complain when they’re both very well-bred boys? Hindi sila yung cute lang. May breeding, polite, may pinag-aralan,” she said.
Barretto said she even joked Julia that Gil looks prettier than she is. “Sabi ko, ‘Julia sobrang pretty ng face ni Enrique talong talo ka! (laughs)’” she said.
While she has yet to give tips to Julia about being in a love team, Barretto said she is confident that her daughter can handle it well.
“For the love team, hindi ko pa siya na-prep. Ngayon ko lang na-realize I had to talk to her about the love teams, but I always tell her to love her work. Sabi ko kahit anong galing mo, kahit anong ganda mo, kung hindi maganda ugali mo mawawala lahat yan,” she said.
Barretto said she also told Julia not to complain about working long hours.
“When you have so little time to sleep that means you’re in demand. So enjoy it. Save for her future and take care of herself. Yun lang yung sinabi ko. And I’m so happy kasi people would tell me, ‘Ang sarap kasama ni Julia, ang gaan gaan. Mabait na bata, hindi nagrereklamo.’ So rewarding na sa akin yun. Yun lang ang bilin to sa kanya, to be a good girl,” she said.
As a proud mom, Barretto is hoping “Mirabella” would be a hit because Julia has really invested her time and effort in it.
“Mirabella is coming. I’m praying about it every day. I really, really wish the best for Julia. She’s working very hard for that teleserye and she’s got 100% full support from the ABS-CBN family. God has blessed her so much this year. In less than a year since she was launched, she has I think eight major endorsements. She has already been on the cover of all major magazines. And hindi pa naipapalabas ang kanyang teleserye so I hope she doesn’t fail the people following her,” she said.