In a press conference for her latest movie with James Reid and Joseph Marco, “Talk Back and You’re Dead”, rising star Nadine Lustre acknowledged that she does resemble 18-year-old Kathryn Bernardo. However, she firmly denied that she is copying Kathryn.
Although flattered for being compared to her, Nadine makes an effort to downplay any similarities that they share to avoid being misinterpreted as a copycat. Online bashing is not uncommon for Nadine, according to her, you have to accept that negative criticisms cannot be avoided since it’s a part of being a public figure.
Nonetheless, she admitted that the comparison does have its perks. However, she would still prefer to be known as herself.
“Diary ng Panget” also known as HaveYouSeenThisGirl, made way for her tandem with former PBB Teen Big Winner James Reid to get noticed. And now that they have another movie and are still gaining avid supporters who called themselves JaDine, the rising loveteam can’t help but be compared with the very popular KathNiel. KathNiel is the screen partnership of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla who recently starred in the blockbuster hit, “She’s Dating a Gangster” by Star Cinema.
According to Nadine, to be compared to the KathNiel loveteam is already a complement; their loveteam serves as an inspiration for newbies like themselves.