Julia Barretto and John Lloyd. (Composite photo)
MANILA – Julia Barretto said John Lloyd Cruz is one of the actors she wishes to work with in the future.
In an interview with the entertainment site Pep, Barretto said she does not mind being part of a love team but she would rather work with various actors.
“If there’s a love team, I’d rather be able to work with a lot of actors because I want grow as an actor also. That’s how you’re going to learn more, mag-e-expand ang knowledge mo,” she said.
This is the reason why she immediately had in mind Cruz, who she described as a “very good actor.”
“He’s a good actor. I feel that when you work with someone as good as him, marami kang matututunan. Actually, that’s what you look forward to when working with veterans, madami kang matututunan bilang isang baguhan ka lang,” she said.
Since she was re-launched as part of the Star Magic family last year, Barretto said she is now more serious about her career compared to when she was still a child star.
“Siyempre, when you’re nine, you’re not aware masyado. You just do what they’re telling you to do, you’re just acting, you’re just throwing your lines. When you’re much older, you see the importance of giving a good performance for your audience,” she said.
Barretto is hoping the ABS-CBN management would also give her mature roles in the future following the successful run of her first fantasy series, “Mirabella.”
“Siyempre ang ‘Mirabella’ mga teeny-teeny pa ‘yan. But you want to grow, you want to learn, you want to tackle roles na nag-e-evolve din,” she said.
When asked if she’s trying to follow in the footsteps of her aunts Claudine and Gretchen, the teen actress said: “We have different roles naman in the business. We’re all Barrettos but there’s something about us that will differentiate us from each other.”