MANILA — There's no denying that Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto are becoming closer everyday.
Who would've thought that their partnership on "Vince & Kath & James" would shove them into the showbiz spotlight?
Recently, their onscreen "kilig" has started to enter real life.
On Wednesday's "Tonight With Boy Abunda," Garcia was asked if he has already kissed Barretto. While it took him a while to answer, he said: "No. Sa forehead lang."
Although Barretto said she has given Garcia "exclusive rights" to date her, the actor said he's not taking anything for granted.
"As lalaki rin, gusto kong mag-effort pa rin. Sa tamang proseso na nanliligaw pa rin ako. Para maramdaman niya din kung paano ligawan," he said.
According to Garcia, he has already spoken to Barretto's parents, Marjorie Barretto and Dennis Padilla, though he didn't straightforwardly say he is courting Julia.
"Natakot kasi ako," he said. "Sabi niya (Marjorie) sa akin, alagaan ko na lang si Julia kung sakaling nililigawan ko siya."
Garcia and Barretto top-bill "Love You to the Stars and Back," which is now showing in cinemas nationwide.