Julia Barretto admits she was 'terrified' playing at All Star Games


Posted at Aug 28 2019 11:52 AM

Julia Barretto admits she was 'terrified' playing at All Star Games 1
Julia Barretto and the Blue Team during the Star Magic All Star Games held at the Araneta Coliseum on August 26, 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- Actress Julia Barretto admitted feeling terrified in front of a big crowd at the Star Magic All-Star Games 2019 last Sunday, August 25.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Barretto, who was team captain for the Blue volleyball team, made the admission amid the raging controversy involving her and fellow Star Magic artists Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo


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"Two months ago, I started training and going back to my first love: volleyball. I fell in love with this sport back in high school, where I got the opportunity to be part of the varsity team and compete," she opened.

"Last Sunday was my first time to play in Araneta. I used to just be an audience member and watch the UAAP volleyball games. At the time, I only wished I had been able to experience something that exciting!

"I was terrified of being in court, being infront of thousands of people again. A few moments before the game, Coach O (Oliver Almadro) said, 'Be brave. Being brave is not showing that you can fight back, being brave is showing what you can do.' And we did it. To my girls, my blue team: thank you for your determination and hard work. We may not have won the game, yet it was so fulfilling. Knowing that we fought, we fought hard till the end. To the red team, headed by (Kim Chiu): Congratulations! It wasn’t an easy match, but you guys gave us a game to remember. Thank you, till the next!" she wrote.

In a previous interview with ABS-CBN News, Barretto stressed that she didn't steal anyone's boyfriend.

She also cleared that Anderson has nothing to do with her breakup with Joshua Garcia.