Kylie Padilla clarified that she didn’t watch the culminating activity of GMA’s specialized acting workshop because of ex-boyfriend Aljur Abrenica.
But the 22-year-old Kapuso star said that she just wanted to learn tips from director Laurice Guillen, who facilitated the acting showcase held at GMA Studio 7 last Saturday, June 27.
“Gusto ko lang mag-observe kasi kahit naka-sit-in ka lang, marami kang matututunan.
“Yun lang naman ang gusto ko makuha sa workshop na ito,” said Kylie in an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that same afternoon.
The workshop participants happened to include Aljur, who delivered a remarkable performance during an intense confrontation scene with Benjamin Alves.
Asked if she expected to see Aljur at the event, Kylie maintained that it’s no big deal since they are both from Kapuso network after all.
In fact, she confirmed that they also bumped into each other at the Preview Ball last Friday night, June 26.
“Yeah, [nakita ko siya sa Preview 20th anniversary gala].
“Siyempre nasa GMA kami pareho. Ang liit ng mundo, magkikita talaga kami, yun.
“Masaya naman ako na nakikita ko na nagwo-workshop siya,” Kylie simply stated.
Asked to react to Aljur’s performance, Kylie observed that it’s a good opportunity for him to further improve his craft.
The 22 year-old said, “Ang maganda, open na siya sa mga ganyan.
"Tulad ng sinabi ni Louise delos Reyes [who was also one of the workshop participants], hindi nag-stop yung natututunan mo.
“Dapat talaga bigyan ng oras ang mga workshop.”
FOCUS ON ACTING. On her part, Kylie believes that observing the culminating activity of GMA’s specialized acting workshop would help her get a good grasp of her role in the Kapuso network’s upcoming teleserye Buena Familia.
“Ever since naman, acting talaga ang gusto ko.
“Minsan pag artista ka, siyempre marami kang kailangan gawin.
“May SAS [Sunday All Stars]… minsan nawawalan ng time for acting.
“And then ito, nung nagkaro’n ako ng show again, sabi ko sa sarili ko, start again from zero.
“It’s a different character naman, different atake na naman.
“Every project naman, iba talaga, e.
“So, nakakatulong din ito para sa character ko kasi hinahanap ko pa siya.”
Incidentally, Kylie previously mentioned that one of the reasons why she decided to break up with her non-showbiz boyfriend Matt Henares is because she wants to focus on her career.
At the same time, the fact that Matt is currently based in Australia to further his culinary studies took a toll on their relationship.
To which Kylie stated, “Siguro both—long distance was a strain tapos gusto ko talaga mag-focus muna [sa sarili ko].”
HAPPY FOR SISTER QUEENIE. On a different note, PEP asked Kylie if she plans to follow the footsteps of her elder sister Queenie Padilla, who’s now happily married with a fellow Muslim.
Would she also prefer to settle down with a guy who practices the same religion?
Kylie answered, “Honestly, I don’t really think about it now.
“Kasi ang dami ko pang nadi-discover sa sarili ko.
“Pag inisip ko yung ibang tao, siyempre ganun talaga, pag may partner ka, more on siya ang iniisip mo.
“Sa ngayon, gusto ko i-focus sa sarili ko.
“Kasi ang dami ko pang gustong i-improve, e.
“So, yung marriage, lucky si Ate Queenie kasi partnership talaga sila. Ang galing nilang dalawa.
“Siguro pag nahanap ko yung tamang tao, I’ll know.”
Kylie further shared that her dad Robin Padilla fully supports her decision to find her niche in showbiz.
“Yeah, he’s okay with it.
"As long as, you know, concentrate and give it your best and don’t waste your time.
“I mean, ‘wag ka lang dito para, alam mo yun, mag-boyfriend!” she laughingly stated.
Kylie added that she was supposed to join her dad on their family trip in Madrid, Spain, but the Kapuso actress had to beg off due to her taping for Buena Familia.
“In-invite nila ako pero may show kasi kaya hindi ako nakasama.
“So, sobrang lungkot ko. Kasama ako sana dapat.”