MANILA, Philippines – Television host Boy Abunda said Julia Barretto will not join the cast “Princess and I,” putting an end to rumors that the daughter of former actors Marjorie Barretto and Dennis Padilla will be part of the top-rating ABS-CBN soap.
Citing one of the handlers of the show, Abunda said there is no truth to rumors spreading on social media sites that Barretto has been given a role in “Princess and I”, which also stars her aunt, Gretchen Barretto.
“Nakausap namin ang isa sa may mga hawak ng ‘Princess and I’, itinanggi nila na may katotohanan ang balitang ito,” Abunda said on “The Buzz” on Sunday.
“Hindi po totoo na papasok sa ‘Princess and I’ ang anak ni Marjorie Barretto na si Julia,” he added.
“Princess and I” tells the story of Mikay (played by Kathryn Bernardo), the long-lost princess of the fictional kingdom of Yangdon. Other cast members include Daniel Padilla, Enrique Gil, Khalil Ramos and Albert Martinez.