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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 21, 2015

Young Comedian Kiray Celis Gets Biggest Break Opposite Derek Ramsay In 'Love Is Blind'

YOUNG COMEDIAN Kiray Celis gets her biggest break as the lead character in Regal’s first offering for 2016, the rom-com “Love is Blind”, directed by Jason Paul Laxamana. Kiray plays a vertically challenged and plain looking girl who’s looking for love. but no one would even give her a second look. She falls in love with the hunky Derek Ramsay and with the help of a love potion or gayuma that she makes Derek drink, he does get enamoured with her.

Its trailer was shown at the special midnight screening of “Haunted Mansion” and the audience was really laughing at the antics of Kiray and Derek, who surely make an unlikely combination. The conceit of the film is that when Derek looks at her, he does not see her as Kiray but as the sultry and sexy Solenn Heussaff.

There’s one funny scene where she tells Kiray: “You’re so hot!” Solenn is in front of him but the people around him are wondering why he said that because it’s Kiray who’s actually with him. The storyline is quite reminiscent of the Farrelly Brothers comedy, “Shallow Hal”, where Jack Black sees the very fat Gwyneth Paltrow as someone who’s so sexy. Let’s see if Director Laxamana (who did acclaimed indie films “Babagwa” and “Magkakabaung”) will succeed in pulling off this kind of oddball comedy in his first attempt at comedy and mainstream filmmaking.