In her cover excerpt below, Julia Montes shares that her bond with Kathryn Bernardo is stronger than ever.
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Julia is a beautiful actress. Not only is she beautiful but she is also really one of the best of her generation. When you talk about Julia Montes as an actress, two very important roles come to mind: one, the remake of the iconic teleserye “Mara Clara” in 2010 where she played the role of “Clara” opposite Movie Queen Kathryn Bernardo when she was only 14, and the other, the epic “Walang Hanggan” in 2012 where she played “Katerina Alcantara,” second lead to Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta and opposite Coco Martin at a very young 16 years of age.
When you look at these two memorable soap operas, you would surmise that Julia Montes’ name would be as high up in lights as her contemporary, Kathryn Bernardo and her leading man, Coco Martin who are now both considered legends in the industry. Not that Julia is not a star, she is every bit of the star that she is, but she chose to somehow take a step back and live her life outside the glare of the spotlight.
“With Kath, sobrang proud ako with her showbiz life, her business life, alam mo ‘yun? Lahat, okay, sobrang ganda nu’ng ano niya. ‘Yun lang. ‘Yun lang ‘yung lagi kong sinasabi. Hindi ko rin kasi talaga na-imagine. So, I’m just so blessed na marami rin akong na-e-explore on my side. Sa age bracket namin, parang ako ‘yung isa sa mga first na nakapag-explore,” Julia explains that if Kathryn was able to take the superstardom route, she was able to seek a more personal and private journey.
‘Yun ‘yung lagi naming joke kasi never talagang nag-cross din sa isip namin, and especially ako. Parang dumating lang na para kang nakakita ng sister and you’re so proud of your sister na whatever happens, you’re just there for her. And ‘yun ako sa kanya until now; na parang ups and downs, hindi lang ako laging present pero andito ako lagi,” Julia speaks of Kathryn.
Photography DOOKIE DUCAY
Art direction NICOLE ALMERO
Makeup CHRISTINE DUQUE
Hair HARLYNN FERNANDEZ
Styling MYRRH LAO TO and MACK BERSALONA
Production Design TEDDY MANUEL.
Shoot coordination ERICA LUNA and LOUIS ESGUERRA
Special thanks to CHRIS CACHUELA, JOY BRABA, and KARL PAMBIO