<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <!-- Showbiz Portal Bottom 1 300x250, created 10/15/10 --> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-1272644781333770" data-ad-slot="2530175011"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script>
Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Feb 27, 2017

Jasmine Curtis Smith On Playing A Lesbian In 'Baka Bukas' And Excited About The Coming Wedding Of Her Ate Anne To Erwan Heussaff

JASMINE CURTIS SMITH is so convincing as Alex, a lesbian millennial in “Baka Bukas”. Didn’t she have any hesitation in portraying the role? “When I first read the script pa lang, I was already game to do it,” she says. “It’s my first time to play such a role, so I told Direk Sam Lee my apprehensions. She listened to me and in no time at all, we already started shooting it. It was easy because our brains seem to have this weird connection and we’re synchronized in what we both want to do in shooting a scene, what expressions my role as Alex have to convey to be convincing.”

And how is it working with Louise de los Reyes as her love interest? How did they approach their kissing scene? “It’s quite breezy from the first time we met to do script reading. Talagang nakipag-chikahan ako agad kasi we have to be believable as best friends and not just two actors who just met on the set. Soon we were talking about her life, she opened up about her dog, even her exes, and we’re more comfortable with each other at wala ng barrier. About the kissing scene, it’s the first time I had a kissing scene kasi I was only 15 when I joined showbiz and the rule talaga then was, no kissing scenes. Direk Sam Lee prepared us with the help of a lot of music that she played before and after. I think we communicated a lot through music and it just felt as natural as possible.”

What can she say to lesbians out there? “Just feel what they want to feel. Just love and who cares about what people would say. As long as you’re not harming anyone, just keep on loving. Let people talk and say what they want because, in the end, how can you fight what you’re feeling, di ba? Just be confident about who you are.”

Right now, Jasmine is in a relationship with young businessman and surfer from La Union, Jeff Ortega. Is she still under contract with TV5? It’s her manager, Betchay Vidanes, who answered about this. “Yes, pero sa Digital TV lang. Tuloy pa yung digital show niyang ‘Forever Sucks’ for a new season. But we’re also talking with GMA-7 kasi sa TV5, sa digital TV lang ang contract niya. So we’ll see. She also has offers for two new movies. Tingnan natin kung matutuloy.”

As for Jasmine, she’d rather be free for a while as she will busy helping her Ate Anne in preparing for her coming wedding to Erwan Heussaff. “We’re all excited, lalo na ako as her little sister. I want to help her every step of the way pero wala pang final details.”