Julia: ‘I don’t believe in regrets’

September 7, 2021 Mario Bautista 634 views

JuliaJULIA Barretto was supposed to do “Bagong Umaga” for ABS-CBN last year but she was dropped when they decided to get only Kapamilya talents. This is because Julia has moved to be managed by Viva Artists Agency in September last year.

She’s now all set to appear in a new soap, “Di Na Muli”, her first project as a Viva star and a co-production between Viva, Cignal and TV5, just like “Encounter” with Cristine Reyes.

The show started its lock-in taping in Subic last May, 2021, where Julia even showed in her own vlog that she’s being visited on the set by her boyfriend, Gerald Anderson, proof that they are now very open about their relationship as they also keep posting their photos together with Julia’s family.

Written by Noreen Capili and directed by the controversial Andoy Ranay, “Di Na Muli” is a romantic-drama and she has two leading men no less, both named Marco: Gumabao and Gallo. Supporting them are the 90’s love team of Angelu de Leon and Bobby Andrews, along with Baron Geisler in a gay role, Liz Alindogan as Julia’s grandma, Lander Vera Perez, Katya Santos, Joe Vargas, Krisha Viaje and the son of Aiko Melendez and Jomari Yllana, Andre Yllana, in his first teleserye.

In the story, Julia plays Yanna, a girl who inherits a rare gift from her grandmother, a fortune teller. Once she touches the hand of someone, she will be able to predict as to how many more remaining hours will that person stay here on earth before he makes a final exit.

Because of this unwanted gift, she tries to avoid being close to people as she is afraid to know beforehand what their life span would be. But then she later learns how to use it to help other people to value time more and make the most of their lives. Also how to be able to live without regrets and undo the mistakes they did in their past.

What did she do in her past that would make her say the film’s title, “Di na Muli”? “Wala kasi I don’t believe in regrets as I’m grateful for what I am right now. I’m happy and content. Kung meron man, siguro ‘yung nagpaalam ako sa lolo ko before he passed, kasi napakasakit magpaalam sa isang mahal mo sa bahay.”

How is it working with the two Marcos? “I had a good experience with both of them. Pareho silang mabait, magaan katrabaho and very supportive lalo sa lock in taping na magkasama kami sa set for halos one month. I saw their commitment sa characters nila, aral na aral nila ang mga emotion and bawat eksena nila, so malaking tulong ‘yon sa akin.”

“Di na Muli” will be airing as a weekly show every Saturday night on TV5 starting this coming September 18, replacing “Encounter” that stars Cristine Reyes and Diego Loyzaga. Meantime, Julia is now officially an ensign at the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Auxiliary K9 Squadron.

Her oath taking at the PCG HQ in Port Area was officially posted on Facebook by the PCG. Present in the affair was her BF Gerald, who has the rank of an auxiliary lieutenant commander. Julia admits it’s her Ge who influenced her to join it and she thought it’s a good idea to be a volunteer to be give an extra hand and be of help to others in need.

In her acceptance speech, Julia promised “to actively support the initiatives of the unit towards the delivery of humble and compassionate service to the Filipino people.”