Kyline Alcantara makes big leap to the big screen
STAR CIRCUIT - Ricky Calderon (The Freeman) - September 27, 2019 - 12:00am

Talented Kapuso actress Kyline Alcantara gets her biggest break as a star in “Black Lipstick,” a film by Julius Ruslin Alfonso, written by Maria Zia Garganera, Kaila Milos Factolerin and Mark Stanley Mozo, and produced by Obra Cinema.

Kyline started her career as a child star and when she turned 15, she auditioned for a role in the GMA series “Kambal Karibal.” She was only supposed to play a small role in the series but when the GMA bosses saw how good she was, she was asked to audition again and was given the role of Cheska/Crisel.

“Kambal Karibal” became one of the highest rating programs of GMA Network and it propelled the young Kyline into prominence. She impressed viewers of the series with her superb acting for which she won Best Drama Supporting Actress at the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for TV. She was the only Filipina who won Best Actress in a Supporting Role (National Level) at the first Asian Academy Creative Awards (AACA) in Singapore in 2018.

Kyline got another plum role in “Inagaw na Bituin” opposite Teri Malvar where she once again displayed her remarkable acting talent.

As a young girl, Kyline already imagined herself being in showbiz. Thus, it should not come as a surprise that when such opportunity beckoned, she grabbed the chance.

After making her mark as a TV star, Kyline makes her big leap to the big screen via “Black Lipstick,” a millennial version of the hit Snooky Serna film “Blusang Itim” under Seiko Films. She and Snooky first met during the movie’s story conference and the young actress expressed excitement to work with Snooky.

She is also very eager to give life to the lead role in “Black Lipstick.” She had the chance to watch “Blusang Itim” in YouTube and was impressed by Snooky’s acting.

“I never imagined I’d be given the opportunity to do the millennial version of ‘Blusang Itim.’ It’s flattering to be considered for the part,” said Kyline.

This is the third movie of Direk Julius who gave us the award-winning and critically-acclaimed “Deadma Walking.” He said he felt good working with Kyline and the rest of the young cast of “Black Lipstick” because it also made him feel young. He had nothing but praises for his stars, most especially Kyline.

“I didn’t have any problem with them kasi they are responsible and professional. I was amazed by Kyline because this is her first big role. She proved to be an intuitive and intelligent actress. She is playing two roles in the movie. As Ikay, she is the ugly girl that mean girls bully then, but with the help of the magical Black Lipstick, she is transformed to this beautiful young lady and a social media influencer named Jessie,” the director said.

“She’s very receptive and doesn’t hesitate to ask questions to enhance her performance. ‘Black Lipstick’ is not your usual fantasy movie as it seriously shows the effects of social media on today’s young people who are always hungry for validation.”

Also starring in “Black Lipstick” are Migo Adecer, Manolo Pedrosa, Kate Valdez, James Teng, Chesca Salcedo, Nella Marie Dizon, Angel Guardian, Angellie Sano, Robin Guillamun, Charming Laguslad, Patricia Roxas, Nicole Villanueva, and introducing Thia Thomalla.

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Kapamilya actor Jerome Ponce is playing a gay character in the upcoming Regal Entertainment movie “Ang Henerasyong Sumuko sa Love.”

A gay role is kind of hard to portray so we are wondering if Jerome was able to do it with flying colors. Will the Pink Community be pleased with the way Jerome played the part?

Jerome was the first to admit that he had second thoughts taking on the part. After all, this was the not the role he auditioned for in the Jason Paul Laxamana film.

But Direk Jason was able to convince him to take on the part because it’s a challenging role. Jerome knows it would be a big challenge to him as an actor to play a gay role but after some thought, he decided to accept the part as he wants to challenge himself as an actor.

Is it true he has some kissing and bed scenes in the movie? Jerome is tight-lipped. “Just watch the movie,” he said.

We admire Jerome’s courage to take on the role. Some actors are not that bold in accepting such a character for the reason that they might be typecast or that people might think they are also gay in real life. But if you are secure of your masculinity, there’s no reason to be afraid to portray a gay.

We have many actors who acted gay like Dolphy, Eddie Garcia, Edgar Allan Guzman, to name a few. People never doubted their gender.

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