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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.

Nov 20, 2016

Kean Cipriano Says He's Still A Musician First But Has Finished A Total Of Seven Films This Year, Including The Coming 'Bar Boys'

KEAN CIPRIANO says he really wanted to be a lawyer before, but he jokes that he made “a campus tour”, shifting from one course to another before he forayed into becoming the vocalist of Callalily and later ventured into acting. He proved to be in demand as an actor.

For this year alone, Kean did a total of seven movies: “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2” (an official entry in Metro filmfest), “Mano Po 7: Chinoy”, “That Thing Called Tanga Na”, “Love is Blind”, “Triptiko”, “Echorsis” and the barkada movie, “Bar Boys”, which will be shown in theaters on December 2. So does he consider himself now more of an actor than a rock band vocalist?

“I enjoy acting but I’m still a full fledged musician,” he says. “Sa singing and music ako nagsimula, so first love ko pa rin yan. I’m just grateful that doors also opened for me to show that I can also act.”

How is it working with Rocco Nacino, Carlo Aquino and Enzo Pineda in “Bar Boys”, directed by Kip Oebanda? “I had so much fun working with these guys. Masaya kami sa set. Our director is young and very cool. Law students kami rito at maganda rin ang role ko as the one who sa first year pa lang namin sa law school, bumagsak na ako, pero isinisingit ko pa rin ang sarili ko sa barkada kahit out of place na ako. In the end, may magandang mangyayari sa’kin in the story kasi magkakaroon ako ng career change. Kung ano yun, you have to watch the movie para malaman nyo.”

So how is it being married to Chynna Ortaleza and being dad to their daughter? “As much as possible. I don’t want to talk about my family life but we’re happy. Masaya maging dad and I’m thankful to be blessed with a beautiful woman, a beautiful human being. She’s the woman of my dreams. At the end of the day, I’m sleeping with my best friend, kaya wala na akong mahihiling pa.”