Julia Barretto (MNS Photo)

Julia Barretto (MNS Photo)

Julia Barretto on Wednesday signed a multi-picture contract with Star Cinema, which includes her movie debut, “Para sa Hopeless Romantic.”

Barretto said it is a dream come true for her to finally join the Star Cinema family.

“I am so excited. This has been a dream of mine, to sign under Star Cinema and it’s a multi-picture contract so I’m really really excited,” she said. “My dream projects – as an artist, I have a lot – one of them, siguro I want to do a rom-com since I’m very young also pa. But of course drama also. I want to get to that point as well.”

Barretto also said she is fortunate to be working with Iñigo Pascual in her very first movie.

“We are almost done actually, we’ve been shooting since last month. Inigo is my partner here and we are almost done with the film… Very fun, sobrang bait ni Iñigo. Madali siyang makasama. Magaan ‘yung loob ko sa kanya. For a first timer, he’s really good.” she said.

Since both their parents come from show business, Barretto said she and Pascual immediately had something in common.

“We get to talk about [the pressure of having showbiz parents] because we are under the same pressure. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why we really get along. We understand each other. By that, we know how we feel, we have each other’s backs and we are able to help each other and make each other feel confident,” she said.

Asked who she wants to work with in her future movie projects, Barretto said: “I am open to working with anybody. That’s how I’m going to grow as an actor myself. Kahit sino okay lang basta may trabaho.”

While movie projects are lined up for her, Barretto said she also hopes to make another television series soon.

Teleserye, so far meron nang na-present na story pero up to this day, I’m really praying na matuloy siya,” she said.

Barretto’s last show with the Kapamilya network was the fantasy series “Mirabella.” (MNS)