As proven by her hysterical fan on You Tube, Mara Clara lead star Kathryn Bernardo was overwhelmed the extent of her influence over viewers because of her dramatic portrayal in the show. But she refused to take the credit alone, knowing that her success wouldn’t be possible without the help of her co-stars and the staff of Mara Clara. “Hindi naman po nilalagay sa ulo namin yung success namin ngayon. Sigurothankful lang kami dahil tinanggap ng tao yungcharacter namin ni Julia (Montes). Hindi naman po ako magiging effective na bida kung hindi effectiveyung kontrabida so nagtutulungan po talaga kami saset. Pero bawal maging mayabang, ayaw namin,”she said in a recent interview.
In fact, Kathryn made an effort to get to know her avid fan Pamela del Rosario who’s based in Chicago. The 11-year-old recently made headlines due to the video of her emotional outburst while watching the ‘death’ of Mara last week. “Siyempre na-touch po talaga kami nung napanood namin yung video na yun. Gusto ko talaga siya ma-meet dahil nakita ko talaga kung gaano napamahal sa kanya si Mara.” Kathryn even prepared a video of herself, assuring Pamela that her character didn’t really die. Then they finally had the chance to chat via Skype with the help of TV Patrol last Thursday, March 10.
Although it’s a bit hard to be seen in public with her instant fame these days, Kathryn shared that she gets to interact with her fans via her active Twitter account instead. “Siyempre sa Twitter namin, palagi sila nagre-react about Mara Clara, talagang nakaka-touch po kasi makikita mo na sinusubaybayan nila. Tsaka before Mara Clara kaunti lang yung followers ko, ngayon madami na, nagulat din ako. Kasi hindi naman lahat makikita mo, unlike sa Twitter matwi-tweet mo sila and malaking bagay na yun para sa kanila.”
But with all the recent scandals involving celebrities on Twitter, the 14-year-old actress agreed that she has to be extra careful when posting comments online. “Siguro yung Twitter malaking tulong talaga lalo na sa mga artista kasi yun ang way para makapag-communicate ang mga artista sa fans, pero siyempre kailanganresponsible din. Kung anong iti-tweet namin kailangan magingat kami, kasi konting mali lang, pwedeng mabigyan ng meaning.”
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