Kathryn: Daniel is free to date other girls
MANILA, Philippines – Although they have admitted to having a "mutual understanding," Kathryn Bernardo said she cannot "prohibit" onscreen partner Daniel Padilla from romantically pursuing other ladies.
"Hindi ko naman siya pinagbabawalan na manligaw sa iba kasi wala pa naman akong right eh," Bernardo was quoted as saying by entertainment news site Push.com.ph. "So choice naman niya kung ano ‘yung gusto niya."
Over the years they were first paired onscreen in the teen-oriented series "Growing Up," Padilla has openly expressed admiration for Bernardo.
Only three years as a "love team," their team-up already spans a top-rating series ("Princess and I") and three movies -- "24/7 In Love," "Sisterakas," and "Must Be Love," which is currently in cinemas nationwide.
However, Bernardo said she is aware of the possibility that they might be paired up with other personalities in their future projects. Even then, the 16-year-old actress said she is confident that they will keep in touch.
“Siguro malulungkot ako siyempre kung ma-partner siya sa iba kasi super bait ni DJ talaga sa akin and kung dumating man sa point na ‘yun, siguro hindi naman mawawala sa amin ‘yung communication, magkikita pa rin kami. Basta trabaho lang siguro,” she said.
Asked on their supposed show of affection for each other even off-camera, Bernardo said, laughing, "'Yung kilig vibes na nakikita ninyo hindi namin makita. Siguro kasi sobrang comfortable na ako with DJ eh so nakikita nila sa set na nagsusuntukan kami ganyan, ganyan."
"Siguro natutuwa lang sila sa amin. So 'yun lang, nagpapakatotoo lang naman din kami sa set eh,” she said.
Directed by Dadao Lumibao, "Must Be Love" is the first film topbilled by Padilla and Bernardo.
Also starring John Estrada, John Lapus and Liza Soberano, the Star Cinema offering is still showing in over 130 theaters nationwide.