KAPAMILYA teen star Kiray Celis described Filipino-British actor Derek Ramsay as a good kisser in their hit movie “Love is Blind.”
“Marami po kaming kissing scenes pero gipit lang po,” said Celis, 19, who talked about her screen partner Ramsay, during an interview in “Tonight with Boy Abunda” aired over ABS-CBN.
Of the three men – Ramsay, Kean Cipriano, and Arjo Atayde – she had kissing scenes with in the film, Ramsay was the best kisser, Celis said.
“Siguro si Kuya Derek ang best kisser kasi po gumagalaw s’ya,” Celis laughed.
After the success of “Love is Blind,” which also stars Filipino-French actress Solenn Heussaff, Celis said that she would do “I Love You to Death,” a comedy-horror movie under Regal Films.
Celis started her showbiz career at the age of three in “Magandang Tanghali Bayan” when she joined the show’s portion called “Munting Miss U.”
She then was cast in “Goin’ Bulilit.” Later Celis starred in several youth-oriented shows namely “Growing Up” and “Luv U.” She starred opposite Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes in the popular soap “Mara Clara.”
Celis, who admitted she never had a boyfriend, said that she was focused on helping her family.
“Nung bata ako, tinatanong ko ang sarili ko kasi ‘yung ibang bata, gusto nila maging doktor o teacher. Sabi ko bakit wala akong ganun? Siguro pangarap ko lang makatulong sa pamilya ko. ’Yun lang. Kahit ano gagawin ko basta makatulong lang ako sa pamilya ko,” Celis said.
“At saka naibibigay ko mismo ang gusto nila, ako nagtatrabaho, nagpapagod, napupuyat para maibigay ko lang ’yung gusto nila at mapag-aral ko ang mga kapatid ko,” she added.
Celis said that whenever she gets tired, she begins to think of her family. “Kapag napapagod ako, nagpapahinga lang ako at iniisip ko agad ’yung pamilya ko.”
Asked about her concept of beauty, Celis said: “Malalaman mo lang ang tunay na kagandahan pag nakilala mo na ang isang tao. Kahit gaano kaganda ang isang tao pag nakasama mo at nalaman mong bobo, hindi mo s’ya pipiliing makasamang muli. Pero mas pipiliin mo ‘yung taong masarap kasama na habang tumatagal lalong gumaganda.”
Celis, who plays Fe in “Love is Blind,” thanked those who have seen the romantic-comedy movie. “Balita ko nasa more than R50 million na kami. Maraming-maraming salamat po! One week pa lang s’ya at sobra ’yung kaba ko. Sana manood po kayo at dun sa mga hindi pa nakakapanuod, kung gusto n’yong sumaya, magiging masaya kayo.”