JUST A THOUGHT: Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. – Teddy Roosevelt
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THEY’RE ADULTING: I get to read this word a lot on Facebook. Adulting.
Young people, so-called millennials, take to the term as a transition to adulthood. A bridge between childhood and early maturity.
Such is what happens to the careers of Daniel Padila and Kathryn Bernardo in their new film, “Barcelona: A Love Untold.”
Yesterday’s teen stars, before LizQuen, JaDine, and AlDub came along, are assigned their first adult roles by director Olivia Lamasan. It’s about time, as Kathniel are in their very early 20s.
Barcelona, set in the charming Spanish city, tells the story of lovers coping with different personal circumstances brought together by a common desire to escape from their past. For the first time, the two actors are portrayed as passionate characters, with a much publicized kissing scene to match, their first.
With Barcelona (opening Sept. 14), KathNiel bids goodbye to their celebrated teen idol status. At the media conference that kicked off the promotionals, it was noticeable how Daniel kept his hand resting lovingly on Kathryn’s lap. She didn’t mind it one bit, as if to show the world they have become such sources of comfort, and love, to each other.
In later interviews, the two came too close to admitting they’re officially together as sweethearts. Guess it’s the wave of the times. After all, James Reid and Nadine Lustrewere the first to admit it. Followed by Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza.
So, what’s to keep KathNielfrom doing the same thing expected of them by fans and the general public alike?
It’s all part of adulting.
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AFTER PANGAKO SA’YO: Barcelona is Kath-Niel’s first film following their 2015 big hit Crazy Beautiful You. They were last seen together as the young lovers in last year’s remake of “Pangako sa’yo.”
Co-starring with the former teen idols in the film are Aiko Melendez, Joey Marquez, Liza Dino, Ricky Davao.