by: Bernie Franco
Julia Montes has been so busy shooting for Mara Clara the past few months that she was grateful for the holidays since she could have some quality time with her family. The young actress who plays the antagonist Clara explained that her hectic schedule rarely permits her to be with her family as much as she wants to, but she clarified that she is not complaining because her latest project has fulfilled her dream to be famous.
She shared that she wants to follow the footsteps of Bea Alonzo. “Kasi po siya ‘yung nandun na [sikat] pero humble pa rin siya napakabait pa rin po niya,” she described Bea. “Nung nakilala ko po kasi siya before ganun pa rin po siya until now. Hindi po lumalaki ang ulo niya so [siya] talaga ‘yung idol ko.”
Julia went on to say that the popularity she earned from Mara Clara exceeded her expectations. “Hindi ko po ini-expect na ganon [kalaki]. Nung simula po iniisip ko baka wala lang, walang mangyari sa akin [in terms of my career], baka mamaya mainis lang ‘yung tao sa akin,” she related.
She added that she has no qualms of accepting another kontrabida role. “Work po ‘yon,” she said practically. “Masaya po ako sa work na ito nae-enjoy ko so tatanggapin ko.”
The young actress also added that she does not mind if she will be typecast in kontrabida roles. “Aminin po natin challenging po ‘yung pagiging kontrabida kung ganun man po. Choice naman po ng management ‘yon [kung gusto po nila akong bigyan ng ganong roles].” But she added that she also dreams of getting a lead role as a protagonist in the future. “Halos lahat naman po ng artista ‘yun po ang gusto, so ‘yun ang wish ko din.”