MANILA, Philippines – Young actor Daniel Padilla will portray the younger version of his uncle action star Robin Padilla in an upcoming television series.
|Daniel Padilla. File photo
Daniel, who is the son of Robin’s brother Rommel with actress Karla Estrada, will be seen in ABS-CBN’s upcoming soap “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” where he will play Robin’s character as a teenager.
“Ngayon sa teleserye nila Kris Aquino at ni Tito Robin, batang Robin ho ako dito,” Daniel said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
Aside from his involvement in the new soap, which he finished filming in two days, Daniel also revealed he will star in a new film alongside his uncle, as well as his father.
“May ginagawa po kami nila Tito Robin, ni Papa na movie, kaya abangan ho ninyo. Action ho ito, at mag-a-action po ako,” Daniel said.
Currently, Daniel plays a less action-oriented role in the primetime series “Princess and I,” where he is paired with young actress Kathryn Bernardo.
On wooing his co-star, Daniel said he wants to put off any advances towards a serious relationship, as he sees this a source of “hassle.”
“Naha-hassle ako ngayon, 'pag ka manligaw-ligaw baka puro selos lang ang maabot ko. Opo [seloso ako]. Kasi ho talagang ugali ho ng mga Padilla ang pagiging seloso, sa totoo lang. Siyempre di ba, sino ang gusto na may kahati?” he said.