Now on her 20th year in the entertainment industry, Cristine Reyes is happy to be starring in the romantic comedy, “Kidnap for Romance.”
She is excited about it, deeming comedy her favorite genre next to action.
She gets to do both in “Kidnap for Romance,” as in it she plays the role of a stuntwoman forced to try kidnapping to earn money for her ailing mother Rosing (Yayo Aguila).
Her intended victim is Godofredo Tan, the only grandson of Henry Tan (Boboy Garovillo), one of the richest men in the Philippines.
Playing the role of Godofredo or Fred is endearing funny guy Empoy Marquez, who got his biggest break in the 2017 blockbuster movie “Kita Kita.”
“Masayang katrabaho si Empoy,” said Cristine. “We’re friends in real life for the longest time so, when I’m with him I feel comfortable, relaxed.”
Empoy related in turn, “Maraming hindi nakakaalam pero si Cristine natural na kalog in real life. Mahilig siyang mag-joke.”
It is Elena’s godfather, Ninong Arturo (Jeric Raval) who assigns her to abduct Fred and hold him captive for ransom.
Elena is able to capture Fred, although it was a close call with the police, making it necessary to hide at a villa owned by Fred’s family.
As Elena and Fred engage in a squabble that leads to them wrestling each other, Fred’s grandfather happens to visit the villa and catches them in an improper position.
Lolo Henry reacts rather extremely, demanding that the two get married as soon as possible.
Elena’s family might have hit the jackpot if the wedding does indeed take place. Fred can easily tell the truth and expose Elena. But will he? Could Elena actually be a good catch?
“Kidnap for Romance”, directed by Victor Villanueva, opens September 6 in cinemas nationwide.