At the age of 16, millennial’s newest role model, Bela Padilla tapped on the windows of showbiz. Fortunately, she got in by going through a teenage artist’s typical career trail; starting off with youth-oriented shows alongside a loveteam partner and on-screen barkada, taking her hands in light comedies until she found her niche – drama.
Certainly, her last name has been a big factor in helping her rise to popularity. But, Bela continually proves spectators that she is not just another ‘Padilla’ lurking around the industry. In fact, she can be considered a Jill of all Trades who excel in whatever field she sets her foot on.
Aside from being an effective actress who already garnered numerous recognitions due to her sterling on-screen performances, Bela can also work behind-the-scenes. Her first screenplay entitled “Last Night”, starring Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga, was a huge success.
Yet, her skill was not something just caught from the winds; Bela had to take proper scriptwriting courses to cement her credibility and rights of wearing the production cape. This only proves that she is a young creative genius willing to embrace all the industry’s nitty gritty in order to hone mastery of her craft. Passionate, isn’t she?
Born as Krista Hidalgo Sullivan, the talented actress grasps another challenge via mystery-drama series Sino ang Maysala? Mea Culpa airing weeknights in Primetime Bida.
Bela breathes in life to the character of Juris Agoncillo-Montelibano, a bar topnotcher with humble beginnings, and whose only desire is to lend a helping hand to the oppressed and in need. However, her morals and conscience are put to test when she refuses to just let go of an adopted child she learned to genuinely love through the years. Using her societal power, Juris will become determined not to raise the white flag in defeat.
Taking a break from her intense acting in the enthralling teleserye, Bela, or Krista to her family, reveals fun facts about herself by filling in a page in the Kapamilya slam book.
Sing Bela a sweet Happy Birthday song as she just recently turned 28 last May 3. Thinking of a good present for her? Just give Bela anything sweet which she considers as her biggest guilty pleasure.
Bela’s sunny disposition reflects in her favorite color, yellow. Her hobby is freediving while Switzerland is her favorite vacation spot. Perhaps, she fell in love with the place while shooting for the romantic movie “Meet Me in St. Gallen.”
The actress’ first audition was for a shoot as a hand talent; while she is one of those lucky stars who have already put on their dream character – a schizophrenic role she did for drama anthology series Maalaala Mo Kaya.