Actress shuns revealing outfits on live show
MANILA -- Cristine Reyes is taking on the challenge of doing several "love scenes" in an upcoming sexy film.
The 24-year-old actress will appear in nine "love scenes" with actor Gabby Concepcion in a big-screen remake of the 1983 film "Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi," according to the project's director Andoy Ranay.
"Mayroon sila ditong nine love scenes na hindi ko pa nasisimulan, with Gabby. Sila lang dalawa, so sabi ko nga sa kanila, 'Pa-ready nalang ha. Kailangan ready,'" Ranay told ABS-CBN News at the sidelines of the project's filming on Thursday.
In a separate interview, Reyes said that although she is overwhelmed at the prospect, she trusts in Ranay and the professionalism of her onscreen partners.
"Naloloka ako kasi... Pero okay lang, go, fight, fight! Trabaho naman 'yan eh, and tiwala ako kay Direk Andoy Ranay, and hello, Sir Gabby Concepcion naman ang ka-eksena ko 'di ba," she said.
"I'm very sure very gentleman si Sir Gabby and si Jake (Cuenca) din as well," she said.
Asked on her limitations when it comes to doing "love scenes" on the big screen, Reyes said, "Siyempre kung ano lang 'yung pwede ipakita namin, kasi kung hindi naman namin maipapalabas, ba't pa namin gagawin?"
No more sexy outfits
However, on stage, the actress said she now prefers to wear less revealing outfits, in light of feedback to a sexy number she performed on the concert variety program "ASAP" in February.
The dance number had Reyes in a red fringe dress performing with male dancers inside a boxing ring.
"Nagtatampo nga ako kasi ba't pag ako ang gumagawa, laging may issue. Bakit pag sina Kim Chiu at Maja (Salvador) hindi niyo sinisita? Pag ako sinisita niyo," she said in jest.
Following a controversial performance of actress Anne Curtis in the same program last month, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) required the staff of the show to attend a gender-sensitivity seminar.
The government agency also reminded "ASAP" to regulate themes and outfits worn by the perfomers on the program.
Of the recent move, Reyes said, laughing, "Pabor ako diyan, kasi lagi ko sinasabihan 'yung stylist ko, 'Please naman 'wag na kita tiyan, balutin mo naman ako, kasi palagi nalang ba kailangan requirement ko tangga, lagi nalang ba kailangan naka-shorts?'"
She said this is the reason why during her recent appearances on "ASAP," where she performs twice a month, she can be seen wearing more conservative outfits.