It seems like the newest primetime princesses are on a non-stop ride on the road to fame after the huge success of their remake TV show, Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, the lead stars of the top-rating ABS-CBN-TV series “Mara Clara“. Julia and Kathryn prove that they can portray the former character of Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes in the first series of Mara Clara.
Aside from their television shows, Kathryn and Julia are also set to test in the box office with their talent in acting to be launched in the big screen via an upcoming Star Cinema movie, Way Back Home, which will be showing on August 17, 2011. Sam Concepcion and Enrique Gil are cast as the love team partners of Kathryn and Julia in this family drama. The movie is directed by Jerry Lopez-Sineneng, this film also stars Agot Isidro as the mother of Kathryn and Julia’s characters.
In the movie, Kathryn will portray Ana Bartolome while Julia is cast as Jessica Santiago. They are sisters who have been separated for the past 12 years and grew up in totally different worlds. Ana lived in a remote fishing village while Jessie had a comfortable life as a student from a well-to-do family. Their paths cross during a swimming competition. This paved the way for Ana to be reunited with her family. However, Jessie begins to resent the attention lavished on her long-lost sister. As their relationship becomes even more estranged, Jessie’s life is suddenly put in danger.
In the press conference of the movie which was held yesterday, August 3, 2011 at Dolphy Theater of ABS-CBN compound, the media interviewed the lead stars of the movie including the Director. And according to the director Julia and Kathryn will be the next superstars of the television industry.
And according to the interview about the difference with acting in a movie and acting in the television, Julia and Kathryn said: “Ibang-iba ito sa Mara Clara, ibang problema ng pamilya na nag tina-tackle po dito, yung forgiveness at acceptance po ng magkapatid sa pamilya. Wala pong bida or kontrabida dito. Pareho po kami ritong biktima ng isang sitwasyon,” said Julia. Julia is the villain, Clara, in the former teleserye of Kapamilya Network. She also added: “Hindi talaga kami makapaniwala na may movie na talaga kami ni Kathryn matapos po yung success namin sa Mara Clara. Nagpapasalamat kami sa ABS-CBN sa pagbibigay sa ‘min ng ganitong kalaking break at the same time po may pressure on our part kasi po malaking challenge po na i-please ang mga manonood ng pelikula namin.”
And according to Kathryn, she admitted that this is a big responsibility that they got the role as the leading stars of the movie. She said, “Talagang binigay po namin dito ang lahat ng aming makakaya para mapaganda yung pelikula at para naman po sulit yung ibabayad ng mga manunuod. Kasi medyo pressure po kami, yung sa Mara Clara, bubuksan lang nila yung telebisyon nila at mapapanood na nila kami, dito po sa pelikula namin, talagang magbabayad pa ang mga manonood para panuorin yung pelikula naming. Kaya po ginalingan talaga naming para naman po sulit yung ibabayad nila.” She also Added, “Sobrang thankful po kami at sobrang masaya dahil binigyan po kami ng chance na maipakita naman yung ibang side namin. Hindi lang basta si Mara or si Clara ang makikita n’yo po rito sa pelikula namin kundi kakaibang Julia at Kathryn ang mapapanood n’yo po rito.”