It’s only been half a year and already Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto have had an eventful 2018, from a movie with the Queen of All Media to controversies and what they’ve learned from them. They had a lot to talk about in this episode of Tonight with Boy Abunda, much more than what was aired on television.
Considered as one of the best young actors in show business, Joshua proved his talent after a memorable portrayal of Joseph from hit Primetime drama The Good Son. Even before this, however, he has already been dubbed as the next John Lloyd Cruz for their many resemblances. Unfortunately, all these praises have placed him under the microscope of both fans and critics.
“Recently sa mga scenes na nagagawa ko, nawawala ako sa focus kasi nga naiisip ko na kailangan maganda ‘to,” Joshua revealed during the interview. He talked about overthinking everything because all the compliments he’s receiving means that there is less and less room for error on his part. Although, he also reassured everyone that he is back on track again.
On the other hand, Julia is facing her own challenges because of her last name. With a mother like Marjorie and aunts like Claudine and Gretchen, being a Barretto certainly comes with expectations. Not just in terms of beauty but also as a skilled actress.
Julia admits that she was initially pressured by her own identity but has learned find her own path. “I have to focus on me… how I’m going to improve,” she explained. Now, she thinks of sees as a motivation.
One person that seems to truly understand the struggles the two are facing is “I Love You, Hater” co-star Kris Aquino. Joshua shared that they felt well taken care of by her. “Busog na busog sa pagkain at sa kwento,” Julia added. More than having the opportunity to work together, Kris also had some helpful pieces of advice for JoshLia.
“Less talk, less mistake,” was what she said to Joshua which are proving to be wise words. And speaking from her own experience, she wanted Julia to always remember her health.
You’ve already heard what they had to say about their movie and the status of their relationship. Now, stick around for a while longer to catch more juicy details in this uncut version!