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DESPITE their closeness, Daniel Padilla has maintained that he and screen partner Kathryn Bernardo are just friends.
“This is friendship,” said Padilla when asked by reporters how he would describe his closeness to Bernardo, as reported by “Tonight with Boy Abunda” over ABS-CBN.
During the interview, reporters noticed the extra-sweetness of the two stars. Padilla even embraced Bernardo and later kissed her on the shoulder.
Bernardo, 20, reacted: “Masaya lang s’ya.”
Commenting on the extra-expressiveness of Padilla, talk show host Boy Abunda has said that Bernardo was very cautious about kissing scenes in teleseryes or films.
“Si Kathryn ay klaro pa rin sa kanyang paninindingan na pagdating sa mga kissing scenes hinay-hinay lamang. Sinabi n’ya noon na hindi ito pwedeng biglain dahil marami silang mga batang taga-hanga,” said Abunda.
Padilla and Bernardo, collectively known as KathNiel, will soon leave for Barcelona, Spain to shoot their latest film to be directed by Olivia Lamasan, who directed the blockbuster movie “Starting over Again.”
“Mukhang maraming preparations kasi pag si Inang (Olivia), alam naman natin,” Bernardo said.
Padilla added: “Gagalingan namin ni Kathryn sa pelikulang ito.”
Padilla said he is also preparing for his birthday celebration on April 26 when he turns 21.
Asked what gift he wanted from the actress, Padilla laughed and said: “Ako wala… kahit motor OK na ako.”
Padilla added: “Try ko lang baka gumana.”
Bernardo smiled and reacted: “Wala akong pera eh.”
The pair was last seen in the 2015 movie “Crazy Beautiful You” under Star Cinema.