Daniel Padilla wants to move out of family's shadow

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 16 2011 06:22 PM | Updated as of Nov 17 2011 02:22 AM

Young actor Daniel Padilla. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – Daniel Padilla hopes that the public will look beyond his last name and see his talent as an actor.

He belongs to the prominent Padilla clan, which includes action star Robin Padilla and his daughters Kylie and Queenie, among others.

"Ayaw ko naman po na dalhin ako ng pangalan ko. Gusto ko din dalhin po ako ng sarili ko. Hindi lang po nakilala sa pangalan, gusto ko dalhin din po ako ng talento ko," Daniel said.

Asked if he is like his uncle, Robin, who is considered a girl magnet, Daniel said: "Hindi naman po matinik, siguro nagkakataon lang. [Ang mga] Padilla po marespeto po 'yan at siyempre pagdating naman po sa babae, marespeto po."

Daniel is currently juggling school and his showbiz career. He regularly appears on ABS-CBN teen show "Growing Up."

"Ang sinasabi po nila (parents) sa akin, huwag lalaki ang ulo siyempre. At saka 'yung attitude ko po, pati pakisama sa ibang tao. Mahalin din po ang trabaho," he said.