Julia Barretto refuted speculations about possible rivalry with Nadine Lustre as they are slated to work with each other in Para Sa Hopeless Romantic.
Produced by Viva Films, this is a movie adaptation of a best-selling book by Marcelo Santos III.
Julia is paired for the first time with Iñigo Pascual, while Nadine is teamed up with perennial leading man James Reid.
“No, no, no, no! Everybody’s our friends. Lahat ng success nila natutuwa kami for them.
“It’s actually such an honor. They are now successful as a loveteam so excited kami ni Iñigo na makakasama namin silang dalawa,” Julia cheerfully exclaimed.
The daughter of Marjorie Barretto is confident that she and Iñigo won’t have a hard time establishing onscreen chemistry since they get along really well off cam.
The Kapamilya actress recalled that she met Iñigo when he accompanied his dad Piolo during a contract signing held at ABS-CBN.
“I had my contract signing and so did his dad. Dun ko siya [Iñigo] unang na-meet and we were able to talk. Parang nagkasundo kami agad doon.
“So, nung finally bumalik siya and we were talking about the projects that we’re gonna do together mas nagkasundo kami.
“Magaan ang loob ko kay Iñigo kasi approachable siya. Ang dami naming napag-uusapan. I don't know why. Parang never ending!” she exclaimed.
Asked about her role in Para Sa Hopeless Romantic, Julia shared that it’s far from what she did for her now defunct teleserye Mirabella.
“Actually, nabasa ko yung script , parang may part sa character na nakikita ko yung sarili ko sa kanya.
“Yung kakulitan niya, yung pagiging kalog niya.
“Kasi sa Mirabella medyo serious, nakita yung inaapi na character ko run. Dito makikita yung fun side ko naman.”
But more than anything else, Julia's just thrilled to be doing her first film throughout her career in showbiz.
"Excited ako makagawa ng film, first of all, lalo na yung romantic-comedy.
"Tapos finally, magkakatrabaho na rin kami ni Iñigo. Matagal na kasi kami pinagpi-pair.
"We're really happy na sa big screen pa mate-test yung tambalan namin."