FILIPINO-French actress Solenn Heussaff has admitted that she initially rejected any kissing scenes with her former boyfriend Filipino-British actor Derek Ramsay in the movie “Love is Blind.”
“That’s true! No kissing scenes. I just don’t want the whole press release about the movie to be about that,” said Heussaff, during an interview in “Tonight with Boy Abunda” over ABS-CBN.
“As we shot the movie, they just became very light and the kissing scene was very minimal. No bed scenes or anything. I’ve never said no to any of my leading men so why would I say no to Derek? So sabi ko sige na lang. I moved with the flow,” the actress said.
Heussaff, 30, said it took nine years before she finally agreed to work in a movie with Ramsay. Their romantic-comedy film will be shown on Feb. 10.
“I’ve been offered twice to work with Derek and I kept saying no. When I entered showbiz the question that was being asked all the time was about Derek Ramsay and I want to make a mark in this business,” she said.
“I like the script. That time wala pang leading man. Few days later, they told me Derek was the leading man. I said, ‘OK, I can’t back out. I’m not the type na hindi ko gagawin yan,” Heussaff said.
This was also the first time that they had seriously spoken with each other after they called it quits in 2007.
“Parang nakita ko s’ya sa isang awards night. He had a shoot before me and so we just talked for about five minutes.
The usual hi and hello ganun lang. We never had the actual conversation since the break-up,” Heussaff said.
Asked why they split, Heussaff said: “I don’t know. Parang difficult back then ‘cause we were both young and we were in this intense relationship. We ended up hating each other at some point. And it ended there.”
Looking back, Heussaff said she and Ramsay could not recall anymore how they separated.
“I can’t really remember how we broke up. Parang naging blank na ‘yun. We’re good friends now and we are happy this way,” Heussaff said.
Both had moved on from their past relationship and were contented with their personal love life.
Heussaff is currently dating Argentine businessman Nico Bolzico, She recently revealed that they were planning to get married in France later this year.
Ramsay, 36, is in a relationship with model Joanne Villablanca, who last appeared in the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “All You Need is Pag-ibig.”
Heussaff said that she and Ramsay could not imagine that they would be joining showbiz.
“I never imagined being in the movies. I never even dreamed of being behind the camera. And when we were on the set before, we were talking about how funny life brought us back together. He doesn’t want to be an actor even cause he was with MTV back in the days and modelling. Medyo weird,” she said.
Heussaff said that she does not mind being called sexy. “There’s nothing negative about it naman. I like it!” But she told Abunda that she does not see herself getting old in show business.
Before she entered showbiz, Heussaff has already appeared in several commercials here and abroad. She rose to fame via the hit reality show “Survivor Philippines: The Celebrity Showdown” on GMA-7 in 2010.
Heussaff studied fashion design in Paris, France for three years. She later took up basic course in beauty/fashion make-up, body painting and prosthetics also in the same country. The actress is the daughter of Louis Paul Heussaff, a former marine who now heads the service company SOS, for petroleum industry.
Solenn has an older sister Vanessa and younger brother restaurateur and food blogger Erwan, boyfriend of Kapamilya actress Anne Curtis-Smith.