Bela Padilla: “Nung pandemic, I didn’t feel it anymore in the Philippines”
BELA PADILLA – The actress recently shared the reason why she left the Philippines during the pandemic.
Bela appeared on Friday’s episode of “Fast Talk with Boy Abunda” where she spoke about various topics such as being a director and her reason why she left the Philippines during the pandemic.
In an interview with Boy Abunda, she said that she’s currently based in London and she associates herself with living in London.
Bela built a film company in the United Kingdom and she still loves working with people she knows. The actress-director still comes back to the Philippines when she has a movie to film there.
“Siguro dahil nag-pandemic, Tito Boy. Lahat tayo naghanap ng lugar sa mundo kung saan tayo pinaka kumportable, kung saan tayo at home. And nung pandemic, I didn’t feel it anymore in the Philippines,” she said. “I felt like I had to leave.”
She also said that there wasn’t a big explanation nor was there a deep meaning behind her decision to go outside the Philippines. But when Boy Abunda pointed out how her father resides in London, she nodded yes.
According to her, her father and sisters lived in the United Kingdom.
In the same interview, Bela was asked if Norman Bay, her boyfriend who lives in Switzerland, is “The One” for her.
“Yes,” she answered assuredly, quickly saying “sana hindi mapanuod ni Norman kasi baka ma-pressure siya.“
Bela and Norman have been dating for 3 years now.
It was last October 2020 when the London-based actress and director first introduced Norman to the public through a social media post with a caption “the one I met in St. Gallen.“