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Kathryn and Daniel Week: Where everything started

Before they met, how did Kathryn and Daniel get into acting?

Regina Tabora
Regina Tabora

9/1/2018 in News
Kathryn and Daniel Week: Where everything started

There are three more days before Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will celebrate seven years of being a love team - they’ve accomplished so much and will do even more great things, but for now, let’s look back at where they started. No, not as love team, but as individual actors who didn’t know they’ll be fated to meet.

In an exclusive interview with the couple, the young actress shared that she was influenced by her big sister to start acting.

“Si Ate ‘yung gusto mag-artista, tapos ‘pag bakasyon ako sa school, ‘pag summer, sinasama niya ako. Tapos nag-start ako mag-workshop because of my Ate,” Kathryn said, but furthered that it was only just play-pretend for her at first. The fire only started burning after her very first VTR.

“Minsan from Cabanatuan to Makati pupunta kami just for the VTR, tapos balikan ‘yun so tig-three hours [na biyahe] ‘yun. Tapos minsan nagpu-pullout pa ako sa school. ‘Yun ‘yung nagustuhan ko na, mga eight ako… So nagtuluy-tuloy hanggang sa nag-audition ako sa ABS-CBN and sa Star Magic,” she said.

Meanwhile, it was a whole different story for the young actor. At 13, he was accompanied by legendary manager Douglas Quijano to a go-see at ABS-CBN. Just after three days, “Tito Dougs” passed away from a heart attack.

“Wala kaming contact sa Star Magic kasi si Tito Dougs ‘yung kausap nila… hindi ko na alam nun,” Daniel recalled. “Tapos pinuntahan ako ni Ate Abby from Star Magic... para sabihin na nakapasok ako sa ‘Gimik 2010.’ Dun nagsimula ang aking paga-artista,” he said.

And the rest, as they say, is history. Two very different paths crossed a year later in “Growing Up,” and after seven years, they’re still together, both on and off the screen.

“I think it was meant to happen, na kami ang pinagsama sa adventure na ‘to… I think kami ang pinagsama para harapin ang bad and good times together,” Daniel said.

Kathryn and Daniel’s seventh anniversary movie “The Hows of Us” is now showing in 365 cinemas nationwide.

You can buy your movie tickets here: Robinsons Movieworld, SM Cinema, and Sure Seats, and official merchandise at the ABS-CBN Store.

“The Hows of Us: How to Love and Unlove” is also now available on National Book Store! 



Or you can order online to get your dose of inspiration on love and relationships. 💙

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