Miles denies onscreen competition with Julia Barretto

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 02 2015 11:50 AM

MANILA – Miles Ocampo denied that she and Julia Barretto are trying to outshine each other in their scenes for their upcoming series “And I Love You So.”

Speaking to ABS-CBN News and other reporters on Tuesday, Ocampo maintained that she and Barreto are very good friends.

“Sobrang close po kami ni Julia. Ang hirap po magpigil ng tawa lagi kapag magkaeksena kami lalo na kapag sobrang saya naming dalawa. Pero kapag 'yung mga eksena po intense na, talagang intense kaming dalawa. Hindi kami nagpapansinan,” she said.

In fact, Ocampo said she and Barretto always try to help each other out. “Wala pong [sapawan]. Actually, ‘yun po ang maganda sa amin ni Julia, talagang nagtutulungan kami.”

“And I Love You So” revolves around two school girls Trixie (Barretto) and Joanna (Ocampo), whose rivalry extends from their school activities to their personal relationships.

Their hatred for each other grows deeper when Trixie's father Alfonso (Tonton Gutierrez) and Joanna's mother Michelle (Dimples Romana) decided to get married.

Given this kind of project, Ocampo said she is grateful that she patiently waited for her big break to come.

“Dumating din naman po ako sa point na ayaw ko na, parang ang tagal-tagal na. Pero mabait si Lord. Binibigay ni Lord ang gusto mo. 'Yun lang naman ang kailangan, patience lang and pray ka lang ng pray. Darating din po ang time,” she said.

Ocampo said she is also thankful that her fans continue to support her in all her projects.

“Nakakatuwa naman po sila kahit noong before pa, nung puro sitcom po 'yung ginagawa ko, sobrang dami ng suporta nila. Ngayon, iba na ang gagawin ko. Simula nung nakita nila 'yung trailer namin, nakakatuwa na marami akong natanggap na mga positive feedback mula sa mga tao. Nakakatuwa,” she said.

"And I Love You So" will start airing on December 7, Monday, replacing "Walang Iwanan."