Kathryn confesses Daniel isn't just her boyfriend now: ‘Part of the family’

November 26, 2018
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

KATHRYN Bernardo is honored to play the daughter of Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez in “Three Words to Forever” that opens in theaters tomorrow. “When it was first offered to me, gustung-gusto kong gawin kasi not everyone is given the chance na maging anak nina Tita Sharon at Tito Richard,” she says. “But siyempre, nakakapanibago kasi for six years, laging si DJ (Daniel Padilla, her BF on and off cam) ang lagi kong kasama so parang I’m going out of my comfort zone. Tapos, sa Ormoc pa ang shooting on location.”

She felt weird at the start of their shooting. “Yes, at first, nakakapanibagong pagdating ko sa set, wala roon si DJ. Nangangapa-ngapa pa ako sa set. But everyone’s nice so after a few days, adjusted na rin ako. Thanks din to Direk Cathy Molina kasi she really guided me, inalagaan niya ako and she’s like a second mother to me. I like the movie’s story kasi it’s about a family of three generations at ako yung boses ng mga anak.”

She enjoyed working with Sharon and Richard. “They’re both so accommodating. Ang babait nila, considering their stature and accomplishments. I haven’t seen any of the films they did together but I saw their individual movies and they’re both really very good, so I feel so blessed to be given the chance to work with them.”

She got the surprise of her life when DJ suddenly showed up in Ormoc one day to visit her without any warning. “Grabe, talagang ipinakita niyang hindi siya nagkulang sa suporta niya sa akin. Parang na-recharge ako when I suddenly saw him on the set. Kinausap pa niya si Tommy Esguerra na siyang kapareha ko sa movie to take care of me habang wala siya.”

In the movie, she and Tommy are planning their wedding. How about her and DJ in real life? “Naku, hindi pa kami ready. I’m just 22 at ibang level ang kasal so we have to wait muna. Mararamdaman mo naman 'yun kung ready ka na, pero sa ngayon, hindi pa talaga. But I’m really at my happiest when I’m with DJ. He’s not just my boyfriend kundi part na rin ng family ko with whom I can tell and share everything.”