While Iñigo Pascual finds Julia Barretto really attractive, the 17-year-old maintains that being romantically linked to his leading lady is not his priority.
“We can’t answer that right now. We still need to get to know each other,” said Iñigo when asked if there’s a chance for him to fall for someone like Julia.
“Right now it’s not something we need to focus on since we’re both young. For now I think we should focus on education and career.”
Iñigo and Julia are slated to topbill Viva Films’ upcoming movie Para Sa Hopeless Romantic together with James Reid and Nadine Lustre.
Although it’s the first time they will be working with each other, Iñigo and Julia seem to get along really well during the story conference/pocket presscon for the said romantic-comedy film.
The event was held at Viva Films’ headquarters last Tuesday, October 21.
Asked about his first impression of Julia, Iñigo admitted that he was a bit hesitant to approach the former Mirabella star.
They met when Iñigo accompanied his dad Piolo Pascual at a contract signing in ABS-CBN last August.
“Actually, at first I didn’t know how to talk to her. Pero once you talk to her, she's very simple, and very light and fun and chill to talk to.
“I’m excited to work with her. She's one of the prettiest faces in showbiz,” Iñigo stated.
Meanwhile, Iñigo shared that he’s still seriously considering his options when it comes to establishing a showbiz career here in the Philippines.
Originally based in U.S., he previously passed an audition for a boy band in Nashville, Tennesee.
Asked if he still plans to pursue a music career in Hollywood, Iñigo replied, “I dont really know how to answer that right now.
“We’re still kind of negotiating with the contract and all that. Kaso mahirap mag-decide kasi maganda rin ang offer dito [sa Pilipinas].”
At the same time, Iñigo maintained that finishing his studies is still part of his main goals.
“I’m definitely gonna finish college. I have two more years of high school.
“I was thinking of maybe taking a break or stopping at some point and then go to college and come back,” he added.