From schoolmates to workmates: Kathryn Bernardo, Diego Loyzaga

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 12 2011 06:42 PM | Updated as of Mar 14 2011 02:13 AM

MANILA, Philippines – “Mara Clara” lead star Kathryn Bernardo is looking forward to working with ABS-CBN’s newest talent and former schoolmate Diego Loyzaga in the top rating series.

In an interview with Push.com.ph, Bernardo disclosed that she and Loyzaga were actually schoolmates back in OB Montessori Greenhills.

Bernardo related how she first knew of Loyzaga, who happened to be Cesar Montano and Teresa Loyzaga’s son, when they were still in school.

“Sabi nila (schoolmates), ‘May new student (Loyzaga), ‘yung anak daw ni ganyan-ganyan.’ Tapos nagkagulo po ‘yung mga kaklase ko,”

Although they don’t personally know each other yet, the young drama actress is excited to finally be friends with the newbie actor.

“Hindi po [kami] magkakilala, nakikita ko lang po sa school [pero] sana makilala ko siya sa Mara Clara,” said Bernardo.

Loyzaga revealed during his contract signing on Tuesday that he will be joining the network’s top rating series “Mara Clara.”

According to reports, Diego will portray the role played the late Rico Yan in the original series.