A superstar like Daniel Padilla is no stranger to the idea of showbiz rivalry. He knows he’s being pitted against his equally popular contemporaries such as James Reid. But Daniel clarified that the competition is simply confined to their zealous fanatics and he would opt to scrap the rivalry if he could.
A fun moment between Daniel and James was caught on camera and recently went viral. The behind-the-scenes clip, taken during the Kapamilya stars’ ASAP Natin ‘To in Rome after party, shows James leading Daniel to the dance floor. Netizens adored the unexpected interaction between the two leading men. And even Daniel was pleased upon seeing the viral video. Daniel was thrilled knowing that people witnessed him and James go beyond the boundaries set by their reel rivalry.
Daniel is looking forward to having a closer friendship with James whom he describes as genuine and he thinks their passion for music would become a good common ground to jumpstart their brotherhood. Daniel recalled James expressing words of appreciation for his music.
The King of Hearts gives great value to friendship and brotherhood. He has a long list of non-showbiz buddies and he also belongs to a showbiz clique consists of Patrick Sugui, Khalil Ramos, and Dominic Roque. Together, they are called the “Nguya Squad”, taken from their fondness for eating. Daniel said he is grateful to have been blessed with a bunch that is never selfish of time and support.