Daniel Padilla is “seloso,” especially when it involves actress Kathryn Bernardo, his onscreen partner and the object of his affection.
The young actor admits this in YES! magazine’s August 2013 issue. “Dumikit lang ’yong braso ng kaunti, naku!” he says shaking his head.
Daniel, who goes by the nickname DJ, practises restraint when presented with the scenario of Kathryn entertaining other suitors.
“Diyan ako no comment,” he says. “Bahala siya. Pumorma siya. Basta siguraduhin niya na mahihigitan niya ako!”
Since he and Kathryn co-starred in the afternoon series Growing Up in 2011, DJ has been vocal in his admiration for Kathryn. “Gusto ko na agad si Kathryn. Pero siyempre, hindi naman kaagad na lalandiin mo, na ang landi mo kaagad. Hindi naman gano’n. Ang pangit. Siyempre kaibigan lang muna.”
Now that the young actor has thousands of girl-fans trying to catch his attention, DJ maintains that he doesn’t get tempted to stray. “Kasalanan ’yon! Siyempre, ipinakita mo na kay Kathryn na mahalaga siya, di ba? ’Tapos ngayon, biglang lilipat ka? Hindi maganda ’yon.”
The 18-year-old matinee idol—who has a reputation of being reserved, particularly with the media— also opens up to YES! about thoughts on his career and his fast rise to fame.
“Kumbaga, ito ’yong ’binibigay ng Diyos, bakit ka naman mabibigla? At hindi na ako puwedeng matagalan bago dumating dito, dahil pag masyadong matagal, baka kung ano’ng mangyari na sa aming pamilya ngayon. Kaya rin siguro binilisan Niya, kasi malapit na akong tumumba.”
YES! talks to DJ’s inner circle as well—his dad Rommel Padilla, his mom Carla Estrada, his family friend/guardian Doh Cruz, and onscreen partner Kathryn Bernardo—sharing intimate stories about the young star.
“Totoo siyang tao,” Kathryn says about her loveteam partner. “Kaya ’yong ibang tao, parang nami-misinterpret siya. Sasabihin nila, mayabang. Pero si DJ kasi, kung ayaw niya, ayaw niya. Hindi siya magpapaka-plastic sa ’yo, na magpapanggap siya.”
Plus exclusive childhood photos, pictures of DJ in his brand-new car, and a glimpse of the young star’s home.
Also in YES! August 2013: Celebrity weddings (Papa Jack & Toni, Paolo Valenciano & Sam Godinez, Rafael de Leon & Aerika, and Richard Gomez & Lucy Torres), fashion folio (Julia Montes, Julia Barretto, and Jodi Sta. Maria), tribute to director Eddie Romero, celebrity throwback photos on Instagram, and more!