Daniel admits being protective of Kathryn

Posted at 11/18/2012 7:59 PM | Updated as of 11/19/2012 12:23 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Teen actor Daniel Padilla admitted he does not like it when other boys stare at actress Kathryn Bernardo’s legs when his "Princess and I" co-star is wearing short outfits.

In a live interview with “The Buzz” on Sunday, Padilla said he sometimes calls Bernardo’s attention when she’s wearing short skirts or dresses.

“Totoo po na medyo tabingi po tayo pagdating sa mga suot ni Kathryn eh. Opo [seloso ako],” he said. “Parang kasi pagdating sa damit ni Kathryn, ayaw ko na tinitignan siya ng ibang lalaki kapag kunyari maikli ang shorts niya, titignan siyempre sa baba. Kapag ganun, parang gusto kong tanggalin 'yung mga mata.”

"Princess and I" lead stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. File photo

Bernardo, for her part, finds this gesture overy flattering. “Concerned kasi siya sa iyo tapos as love team mo, inaalagaan ka talaga niya so nakakatuwa,” she said.

Asked if she ever listens to Padilla when he says he dislikes her clothes, the “Princess and I” actress said: “Nakikinig po ako pero sumusunod ako depende sa situation. Kasi for example, may prod, walang magagawa kung iyon ang ipasuot kasi kailangan maigsi. Pero kapag lalabas, nagle-leggings na lang ako para covered talaga.”

Meanwhile, Padilla admitted that he already had a crush on Bernardo even when the actress was still with the ABS-CBN kiddie show “Goin Bulilit.”

“Nung ‘Going Bulilit’ pa lang napapanood ko na siya so medyo nakakasabay po ako noon. Pero 'yung totoo talaga naging crush ko na si Kathryn ‘Goin Bulilit’ pa lang, walang halong bola,” he said.

Padilla then said the feels fortunate that he was given the chance to work with her in the youth-oriented show “Growing Up” and in the primetime television series “Princess and I.”