Aljur Abrenica Considers Kris Bernal As His ‘Soulmate’If one asks Aljur Abrenica what Kris Bernal means to him, he would tell them that he considers her long-time leading lady as a gift from God to him. He would even go as far as saying she is his “soulmate”.
In fact, this is exactly how he described Bernal in a recent interview with GMANetwork.com.
In the interview, Abrenica started off by discussing what Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko [Princess of My Life] is all about. The new series is the 11th time Abrenica and Bernal are working together.
“Ang kuwento kasi, hindi maganda ang pasok naming dalawa, eh. Childhood friends kami pero after 10 years, nag-away kami agad. Hindi kami nagkasundo agad,” Abrenica said. [The story does not start off well for the two of us. We were childhood friends but after 10 years, we do not get along with each other anymore.]
Abrenica plays the role of Nick, the bastard child of a wealthy man who made his fortune in real estate. Bernal plays the role of Princess, a poor but hard-working lass who has big ambitions. Nick and Princess became friends when they were still kids during a stay at an orphanage.
According to Abrenica, his character would later on find out that Princess is his long-lost childhood best friend. However, he would choose not to reveal his identity because he would see his older brother Luis (played by Renz Fernandez) already getting close to Princess.
“Gusto kong sabihin sa kanya, pero nakita ko na nagkakamabutihan na sila ng Kuya ko, so anong gagawin ko? Hanggang hint lang ako na ako ‘yung kababata niya, and nagseselos na ako sa kapatid ko,” Abrenica said. [I want to tell her but I see my brother and her already getting close so what do I do? I end up settling for just hints that I am her childhood friend, and I become jealous of my brother.]
Abrenica was later asked what would happen if he and his brother Vin, who is described to also be handsome and talented, fell for the same girl. According to the actor, this has thankfully not happened to him. He also said that it’s up to the siblings to see who has better intentions and stronger feelings or the woman if that becomes the case.
GMANetwork.com told the actor that Bernal is exactly the type of girl who could make brothers enemies. She is beautiful, talented and very amiable. Abrenica agreed.
When Abrenica was asked what he thought of Bernal, his long-time on-screen partner since they finished the StarStruck reality talent search, Abrenica said, “Si Kris kasi, kinoconsider ko siya as a gift from God, lalo na ‘yung friendship namin. Bawat isa naman sa atin, may mission at dahilan kung bakit tayo nandito.” [I consider Kris as a gift from God, especially our friendship. Each of us has a mission and a reason why we are here.]
“Siguro may dahilan kung bakit ibinigay sa amin ‘yun ng Panginoon kasi ang tagal na naming magkaibigan at kahit anong away namin, nagkakasundo pa rin kami. Nag-cli-click kami,” he added. [Maybe God has a reason why He gave our partnership to us because we have long been friends and even though we sometimes fight, we always end up making peace. We click.]
“Nagstart ‘yan simula noong nag StarStruck kami. Grabe ang away namin noon. Nandun ‘yung selos, sa eksena nag-aaway pa kami kasi masyadong malakas ‘yung sampal niya sa akin. Ganun din siya, nasasaktan ko daw siya sa eksena. Tapos may binigay ako sa kanya, pinunit niya,” he recalled. [This started back in the StarStruck days. We had massive fights then. There was jealousy. During some scenes we would fight because she would slap me hard. Same goes with her, she says I hurt her during some of the scenes. I gave something to her and she tore it apart.]
“Pero sa hirap at ginhawa, lumipas man ‘yung panahon, ang ipinagpapasalamat ko ay kahit anumang pinagdaanan namin, nagkakasundo pa rin kami. Soulmate!” he revealed. [But through thick and thin, as time passes, what I am thankful for is that through anything we go through, we click. Soulmate!]