Asian dramas are gaining popularity day by day worldwide. With their diverse stories and charming ensemble, fans are obsessed with almost all the aspects of these dramas. Julia Barretto is one of those Asian actresses who is seemed to be getting people’s attention.
Julia Barretto is a Filipino actress and model. She is a talent of ABS-CBN and Star Magic. This 23-year-old actress became famous when she was cast in ABS-CBN’s Kokey, where she played the lead role of Anna Calugdan.
Julia Barretto’s life before recognition
Julia was born on March 10, 1997, in Marikina, Philippines. Both her parents, Dennis Padilla and Marjorie Barretto are actors. She has 2 siblings Claudia and Leon and two half-sisters, Dani and Erich. Both of her parents have worked in Filipino shows and her mother is also a politician.
He father is a Filipino comedian, TV host, radio broadcaster and actor. In 2017, he was appointed as one of the board members of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). From 2007 to 2013, her mother was elected as city councillor as representative of the second district of Caloocan City.
Julia Barretto finished her grade schooling from Miriam College in Loyola Heights Katipunan Avenue Quezon City and then graduated from high school at St. Paul College in Pasig in March 2015.
Julia’s entry into Television and Movies
She gained popularity when she got the role in ABS-CBN‘s Kokey, where she played the character Anna Calugdan as a lead. She later bagged a role in 2014’s melodrama fantasy series Mirabella in which she played the role of the protagonist. She also starred in And I Love You So as antagonist Bida Kontrabida.
She has done lots of other television series like Gulong ng Palad, Walang Kapali, Palos, Wansapanataym: Bokbok, Ang Batang Mapanubok, Wansapanataym: Petrang Paminta, Maalaala Mo Kaya: Drawing, Maalaala Mo Kaya: Diary, Wansapanataym: Wish Upon A Lusis, Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bracelet, Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pink Dress, Wansapanataym: Selfie Pa More and many more.
She has worked in movies like Para sa Hopeless Romantic, Vince and Kath and James, Love You To The Stars and Back, Unexpectedly Yours, Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad. She also worked in Chino’s rescue, I Love You, Hater and Between Maybes, Block Z.
Rumours surrounding Julia
Former broadcaster Jay Sonza posted something on social media about Barretto’s pregnancy and said that Julia Barretto and her boyfriend Gerald Anderson “proved that they were not barren.” This news went viral.
However, Julia Barretto recently shut down the rumours by posting a picture of her with toned stomach on Instagram with caption ‘Fake news.’
Her family and friends including her sisters Dani and Claudia and other celebrities like Liza Soberano, Miles Ocampo, and Alex Gonzaga also supported her and mentioned how baseless allegations should be answered.
She also took legal action against Jay Sonza for faking news about her on cyber libel as well as the Safe Spaces Act against Sonza. She said “I am pursuing this case because the statements made by Mr. Sonza are untrue and irresponsible. The widespread reposting of the news based on his post caused distress to me and my family,” the actress said.
“I don’t want to take this matter lightly. Mr. Sonza, and all those who publish these reckless and baseless posts, must be held accountable for their actions so that they think twice before claiming things as fact,” Barretto added.
During that time on Twitter, the phrase “Leave Julia Barretto Alone” was trending with Jay Sonza’s name and until then over 3,200 tweets were made about the topic.