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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.

Aug 24, 2021




KYLIE VERSOZA, former Miss International 2016, is currently the flavor of the season in Vivamax.

 She is currently in “Revirginized” playing the role of Sharon Cuneta’s daughter. Then two of her new movies will be shown consecutively. 

On September 10, the erotic-thriller where she plays the title role, “The Housemaid”, written by Eric Ramos and directed by Roman Perez Jr., will start streaming on Vivamax. 

This will be followed the week after by the hilarious comedy, “Bekis on the Run”, written by Ricky Lee and directed by Joel Lamangan, on September 17. 

In the story, Christian Bables as Donald and Diego Loyzaga as Andres are brothers who try to rob a construction company to help a sick loved one desperately in need of surgery, their Nanay Pacing (Lou Veloso). 

Kylie plays Adriana, a secretary working in the construction company. 

When the brothers get caught, they use Kylie as a hostage so they become “Bekis on the Run” when it’s only Christian who is gay. Diego is not and Kylie eventually falls in love with him. 

“After ‘The Housemaid’ na mabigat na thriller, I welcomed doing something light like ‘Bekis on the Run’,” says Kylie. 

“I’m glad to be directed by Joel Lamangan kasi pangarap ko talaga siyang makatrabaho. 

"Beterano at respetadong direktor siya and I felt my career won’t be complete without being able to work with him. 

"Now, I’m glad na ayan, naka-work ko na siya, kasi it’s a great experience working with him. Tama si Jake (Cuenca, her boyfriend), who has worked with him. 

"Marami ka talagang matututuhan from Direk Joel bilang actor. The legend is real.” 

Will the LGBTQ community appreciate “Bekis on the Run”? 

“I think mautuwa naman silang panoorin ito kasi dini-discuss dito ang issues na pinagdaraanan ng LGBT community, but in a fun way, so mapapasaya sila nito.  

" I come from a beauty pageant background, na maraming gays, so sobra talaga ang support ko sa kanila and their advocacy.” 

So how is it doing a comedy movie? 

“First time for me to do a comedy like this, but my role mismo, hindi ako nagko-comedy. Yung attack ko was toned down by Direk Joel. 

"Ginawa niyang mas drama ang character ko, pero ang labas comedy pa rin. para hindi raw slapstick. Yung character ko kasi, sobrang in love kay Diego na holdaper at first time pa lang niyang na-meet. 

"I just trusted Direk Joel at sobrang ready ako lagi sa anumang ipapagawa niya sa akin as Adriana.” 

In a separate interview with him, Direk Joel generously praised Kylie, saying she’s not just a beauty queen but also an intelligent actress. How does she feel about this? 

“Siempre, kinikilig ako sa sinabi ni Direk Joel and I’m so thankful. Gustong-gusto ko talagang umarte at yung hunger ko para maging mas mabuting aktor, nandun siya lagi. 

"Jake also influences me kasi he is so passionate about acting, so nai-inspire din ako to get better.  I’m not a born actress, i just study my roles well. Inaaral ko talaga siya gamit yung mga pinagdaanan ko sa buhay ko. 

"Lahat naman ng tao, nakakaramdam ng saya, sakit, sadness, so I use those emotions.”

Since she’s supportive of the LGBTQ community, will she be willing to do lesbian films? 

“Open naman ako to playing a lesbian role as long, as I like the material as it will be a new challenge for me. 

"Ang gusto ko lang, may substance yung script, at kailangan, gusto ko rin ang director and the other members of the cast.”