Julia Barretto Doesn’t Want To Comment On Aunt Claudine Blocking Her CareerIn a recent interview, Julia Barretto has expressed that she does not want to talk about rumors that her aunt Claudine Barretto wants to block her entry into showbiz.
The Barretto family was recently involved in a family feud that has divided the clan. On one side is Claudine, her parents and her sister Gia Barretto. On the other side is Gretchen Barretto, Marjorie Barretto and brother Joaquin Barretto.
Part of what set off the dispute among the family members is the rumor that Claudine was being insecure and jealous of Julia and that she was working behind the scenes to block her niece’s entry into show business.
Gretchen and Marjorie, who is Julia’s mother, fought with a basher they appeared to be sure was Claudine on social media site Instagram.
However, the young Barretto said that she does not want to concern herself with this feud and just let the adults in the family handle it.
When asked by the Philippine Entertainment Portal about the rumor about her aunt Claudine, she said “For me, yes, hindi niya magagawa...”
However, she added that “I don’t wanna talk about that, comment about that, because yung mga pinag-uusapan ng mga titas ko, my mom, sa kanila na lang yun.”
She also said she does not talk about things being said to her.
“Yung mga nasasabi sa akin, ayoko na lang pansinin,” she said.
“Regarding that, hindi ko sila nakakausap about it na kami na, ‘Julia, ikaw ang reason...’ Wala namang ganoon. Sa kanila na lang yun, sila na lang ang mag-usap-usap about that,” she added.
“Ayoko talagang ma-affect, ayokong pag-usapan,” she explained.
However, it does seem that the young actress, who is about the star in her first television show, has fond memories of her aunt.
“We used to be with her every day, grocery every day, sa house every day, movies, kain...” she said.
“The little things, yun talaga ang pinakamasaya, yung mga bonding moments—super close talaga,” she added.
When asked about what traits she may have gotten from her aunt Claudine and aunt Gretchen, she said that like them, she is “generous” but that she is a bit “kuripot”.
“Kay Tita Claudine ko siguro, yung passion niya sa acting. Kasi, sobrang mahal niya ang pag-arte. E, yun din ang super na gusto kong gawin,” she said of her aunt Claudine.
What about her aunt Gretchen?
“Sa Tita Gretchen ko, pareho rin. Sobrang gusto niya ang pag-arte. Pero siguro yung fashion side, saka yung palaging pagiging masayahin niya,” the young actress said.
“Sa work, pag pumupunta ako, alam mo yung late na, pero ang saya niya pa rin? Ganoon ako, energetic,” she added.
However, she said that she is most like her mom Marjorie.
“Yung mommy ko naman, siguro all in all… the way I think, the way I handle things. I think I’m kinda like my mom—parang the same person,” she said.
Julia is set to take the lead role in the remake of the classic Cofradia. She said that she is overwhelmed by happiness that she has been given this opportunity.
“Grabe, hanggang ngayon, hindi ko ma-explain kung gaano ako kasaya. Ang tagal ko na itong hinintay, tapos ang opportunity na ibinigay sa akin, bida kaagad, di ba?” she said.
“Sobrang saya ko, sobrang blessed, sobrang thankful, lahat! Ang saya ko, nae-excite na ako,” she said.
This reflects earlier statements made by the young actress saying that she does not want to be concerned with the scandal the Barretto family is facing. She said she is happy and that she does not want to get affected by the issue.
“Look at me… napaka-okay ko, napaka-happy ko. Wala talagang time for sadness, walang time for anything, just stay positive in life,” she said at the start of the interview.
“Hindi ko na yun problem, sa kanila na yun. Okay kami—my siblings and daddy naming,” she added.