Kapamilya actress Julia Montes denied the rumors that she plans on transferring to rival network GMA–7 after the series finale of her ABS-CBN afternoon teleserye ‘Doble Kara’.
Rumors surfaced when multiple newspapers published Julia’s intention to move to the Kapuso Network.
During the series finale’s press con on January 30, the 21-year-old actress quelled the rumors when asked by a popular news site.
According to Julia, “Masaya po ako kung nasaan po ako ngayon.”
“At inaalagaan po ako ng ABS-CBN and Dreamscape, nina Sir Deo, so wala pong ganun.” She added.
She was referring to Deo Endrinal, head of ABS-CBN’s business unit Dreamscape.
Q: “So, hindi totoo ang balitang ito?”
A: “Yes po,” Julia responded
Q: Wala rin bang offer mula sa ibang network?
A: “Wala po.”
Q: Nagulat ba siya na nagkaroon ng isyu ng lipatan?
A: “Yes, opo,”
“Honestly kasi, parang never din naman sumagi sa akin from the very start. Siguro noon naisip ko na tumigil mag-showbiz, pero hindi lumipat.” Julia continued.
“Kasi, from the very start, naramdaman ko naman na never akong napabayaan ng network, tapos from Star Magic hanggang naging Cornerstone po ako. Especially na Dreamscape, na lahat ng trabaho ko na under sa kanila.” She said.
“Pati rin po sa Star Cinema, yung mga movie na naibibigay sa akin. Napagkakatiwalaan po ako ng mga ganun, so wala, hindi po sumagi sa isip ko.” She added.
Julia said she couldn’t bring herself to break the trust ABS-CBN and Dreamscape have in her – especially when she was dubbed their “Daytime Drama Queen.”
The nickname comes from her consistently high national TV ratings as well as her show ‘Doble Kara’ having the number one spot in daytime television. This is based on data collected by Kantar Media.
When asked about her new nickname, Julia had this to say:
“Hindi po sumagi sa isip ko at sa dream ko na mangyayari po ito.”
“Kaya nga sabi ko, sometimes talaga, kapag nagdarasal ka, overflowing talaga yung ibinibigay sa iyo ng Diyos. So, iyon po, unexplainable yung pakiramdam. Ang sarap lang din po sa pakiramdam dahil mas lalo po akong na-inspire na pagbutihin ko pa po kada role, kada trabaho na ginagawa ko.” She continued.
“Kasi, para sa kanila iyan, para sa mga nagbigay sa akin nito.” She added.
Julia was then asked if she had any concerns about her nickname. Specifically, she was asked if ABS-CBN was typecasting her into roles specifically made for afternoon teleseryes.
The actress said she had no problems working afternoons or evenings.
“Kahit po midnight, okay lang sa akin, basta po may trabaho ako at nasusuportahan po ng mga tao, natutuwa yung mga tao. Yung habang nanonood sila, nagiging part na sila ng buong kuwento.”
The Kapamilya star confirmed her involvement in a new Dreamscape project. She was excited about her new role and invited everyone to eagerly await its announcement.
She said: “Meron po, abangan niyo po kapag puwede na naming i-announce kung ano po iyon. Ako, personally, nae-excite ako kasi bagong ako, hindi lang po sa role.”