Claudine Barretto got some personal questions during the online launch of her comeback movie Deception, under Viva Films and Borracho Entertainment. According to a report by ABS-CBN, these included questions about her ex-boyfriend Mark Anthony Fernandez, who stars with her in the film, her late father Miguel Barretto, and her feeling of “self-worth during her semi-retirement years.” But Claudine, undaunted as she always has been, addressed all the questions head-on.
But the most fiery of all questions was probably the one about her family. A phone-in question asked Claudine about her niece Julia Barretto, whose career the fan referred to as “pabagsak na.” To which the actress responded: “Alam naman ng lahat na masama ang loob ko kay Julia,” Claudine didn’t hesitate to say. But she also went on to express: “Pagkakaintindi ko kasi she’s not just given the right projects. Even if wala pang tsismis kay Julia nun…we were all just waiting for the good project to come to her. Kasi ang problema ang dami nila, may Jadine, Kathniel, Lizquen, Joshua, ngayon Jurald…I’m just waiting.”
Despite the issues in the family, Claudine still defended her niece: “Medyo nega nasusulat sa pamangkin ko pero at the end of the day, pamangkin ko pa rin yon, e!” She also said, “Di ako naniniwala na babagsak,” referring to the young Barretto’s career. “Kasi sa akin nangyari na ‘yan, ilang beses na, lalo na nung rebellious days ko. Si Julia hindi bumagsak, naging nega lang siya. We just need a good project for her because dugong Barretto ‘yan, magaling at may dugo din ni Dennis Padilla yan, magaling din!”
Julia Barretto has been facing backlash from netizens since she was rumored to be involved in the infamous Gerald Anderson-Bea Alonzo break-up in 2019, and then again earlier this year when Julia and Gerald finally admitted their relationship.
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