MANILA -- "Everything is real," said Julia Barretto on her romantic ties with Joshua Garcia, her leading man in the upcoming film "Love You to the Stars and Back."
On the Monday episode of "Tonight With Boy Abunda," Barretto said their honest and genuine feelings for each other make it easier for their tandem to emit a natural chemistry that strikes their fans.
"It's hard to fake. It's hard to pretend. 'Yon ang hindi ko kayang gawin," she quipped.
While it's no longer a secret that Garcia is courting her, Barretto said she has also given him "exclusive rights" to date her, which means she is no longer available to entertain other suitors.
"If you feel something for the person already, siyempre, you give the person also the exclusive rights," she added.
According to Barretto, it's now just a matter of time before she says "yes" to the young heartthrob, whom she believes to have already proven himself.
"Sa totoo lang, if I'm being honest, wala naman nang kailangang gawin. It's just a matter of time. It will just happen, but he doesn't really have to prove anything anymore," she said.
"Love You to the Stars and Back" will premiere on August 30.