Daniel Padilla plays young Robin in new soap

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 01 2012 07:12 PM | Updated as of May 02 2012 06:30 PM

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.