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Not your typical teenage cutie

Julia Montes (Photo by Marjorie Duran)

Julia Montes (Photo by Marjorie Duran)

Julia Montes’ decision to let go of her teenybopper image at 19 came naturally for her, maintaining that real life experiences allowed her to mature earlier than her contemporaries.

She says, “Hindi ako katulad ng (most) teenagers na tipong puma-party. Matured ako mag-isip.”

The actress has since been doing love scenes and portraying mother roles (the first of former “Goin’ Bulilit” cast members to do so).

Julia made clear however, that she’s not ready to bare skin on cam. “Hindi ko pa kaya magpa-sexy. Siguro ganun lang muna, mga kissing scenes,” she says.

The actress was forced to work at an early age, to help her grandmother take care of her hearing and speech-impaired mother.

As the family’s sole breadwinner, her guardians don’t meddle with her career. Julia points out, “Alam nila na kapag may stand ako ‘yun na yung stand ko (hindi na mababago).”

The actress is aware of the rise in popularity of several showbiz newcomers like Nadine Lustre.

Does she feel threatened about it, we asked. “Hindi naman. Kasi lagi kong mindset na kahit hindi ako ‘yung pinakasikat. Ang mahalaga sa ‘kin ay ‘yung magiging long-term contribution ko sa show business. (‘Yung tipong) sana hindi ako makalimutan if ever mawala ako sa industry,” she shares.

Julia was quick to defend Coco Martin from the recent brouhaha over his involvement in a controversial segment of a fashion event.

She says of her “Ikaw Lamang” leading man, “Alam ko mabuting tao siya at hindi niya rin intensiyon na maka-offend ng babae. Bilang ka-trabaho niya, (nakita ko na) iba talaga siya mag-alaga ng babae. Hindi niya lang siguro napansin ‘yung bigger picture pero, for me, ginawa niya lang talaga ‘yung trabaho na inutos sa kanya.”

Julia is currently endorsing Sunsilk Strong and Long shampoo. She will soon be seen in an upcoming romantic-horror movie.

Why Julia Montes ignores suitors

While Julia Montes has had numerous leading men onscreen, this is not the case in real life, the actress said. According to Montes, she is not even entertaining suitors.