Julia Barretto (MNS Photo)

Julia Barretto (MNS Photo)

After it was initially announced that she will be playing the title role in “Cofradia,” it seems young actress Julia Barretto has been given a new series for her teleserye debut entitled “Mira Bella.”

The news came months after she confirmed that she will be doing “Cofradia,” which is based on the Dominador Ad Castillo novel of the same title and the 1953 movie starring Gloria Romero. Another movie based on “Cofradia” was made in 1973 with Gina Alajar.

Meanwhile, Barretto is grateful to ABS-CBN for getting her career off to a good start with the top-rating “Wansapanataym” special, which she topbills alongside child actors Zaijian Jaranilla and Xyriel Manabat.

“I’m very thankful to ABS-CBN for giving me this opportunity to be a part of another ‘Wansapanataym’ special. Aside from being my training ground in acting, it also gives us the chance to teach and impart kiddie TV viewers with good values,” said Barretto, who admittedly enjoys working with her two young co-stars.

“I enjoy spending time with them on the set because they are like my younger siblings. They are fun to be with, kind and very professional,” she said.

Wansapanataym” airs every Saturday, 6:45 p.m., after “Kapamilya: Deal or No Deal” on ABS-CBN.(MNS)