MANILA, Philippines – With a fanbase that's as passionate as it gets, young actress Kathryn Bernardo admitted that she feels pressured to be in a relationship with onscreen partner actor Daniel Padilla.
|Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. File photo
Coming off her successful team-up with Padilla in a number of TV projects, Bernardo said she is aware of "expectations" of her "love team" to translate into real life.
"May pressure na andiyan sila, na ine-expect nila na kami talaga," Bernado told "Showbiz Inside Report" in an interview that aired Saturday.
Dubbed "Kathniel," the young Kapamilya stars' fans have been vocal of their support for their tandem. On micro-blogging site Twitter, variations of phrases containing "Kathniel" are a staple presence in local trending topics.
"Pero hindi ko na rin po masyadong iniisip kasi, ayoko muna ring isipin dahil masyado pang maaga sa ngayon," Bernardo said of a possible romantic relationship with Padilla, who have likewise been vocal of his admiration for the young actress.
Bernardo, who currently stars with Padilla in primetime series "Princess and I," admitted, however, that she sees qualities in the young actor she finds ideal for a future partner.
"Of course minsan naiisip ko rin, lalo na pag nakikita ko kung gaano siya kabait sa mga kapatid niya, sa mga younger sisters niya," Bernardo said.
"Makikita mo na, paano pa kung sa mga anak niya, siguro sobrang protective niya, pati sa akin. Of course minsan naiisip ko rin po 'yan," she added.
Nonetheless, the "Mara Clara" star maintained she only intends to get into a relationship once she is "in the right state of mind."
"Kulang pa siguro ngayon [ang] panahon. 'Yung age namin kulang pa, masyado pang bata," Bernardo said.
"’Pag nasa tamang isip na po, ‘pag 18 and above, so medyo matagal pa," she added.