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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.

Feb 23, 2022



KIT THOMPSON is one of the three leading men of new sexpot Christine Bermas in Joel Lamangan’s drama-suspense-thriller, “Moonlight Butterfly”, with script by Eric Ramos. 

The other two are Albie Casino and Ivan Carapiet, who were conspicuously absent in the movie’s zoom presscon where only Kit, Christine and Direk Joel attended.

Also in the cast are Jolo Estrada, Tanya Gomez, Quinn Carillo, Gigo de Guzman and Hershie de Leon. In the movie, Kit plays an American, and he is credible as he is really looks of foreign descent. But he’s not really American as his dad is from New Zealand.  

“I play Elliot, an American diplomat who’s also a widower,” he says. “I fall in love with Christine Bermas as Eunice, a streetwalker in Angeles City. I offer to help get her out of her poverty. Her mother has kidney disease and I even help in arranging for her to get a kidney transplant.”

Christine doesn’t know that Kit is also an undercover CIA agent. 

Kit has a Filipino counterpart agent, played by Jim Pebanco, who informs him that Christine is also in a relationship with another guy, Albie, who she is even sending to school in Manila. 

More complications occur when Kit goes on an assignment abroad and fails to send financial support to Christine and her family. 

Christine goes back to prostitution and also gets into a relationship with Ivan Carapiet, who plays an Arabian character that turns out to be the leader of a group of Islamic terrorists. 

She eventually gets trapped in a risky predicament that puts her and her family’s life in danger and turns the film from being a romantic drama into a suspenseful spy-thriller. 

Direk Joel is asked how Kit is before the camera? 

“He’s very professional, very cooperative, all out siya sa pagiging daring, no questions asked. He’ll get far in this business,” says Direk Joel.

It’s the first time for Kit to work with Direk Joel who has a reputation as a terror director to newcomers. So how is his experience working with him? 

“Actually, I didn’t experience yung pagiging terror director niya. It’s actually an honor working with direk Joel. It’s a very memorable experience for me as I’ve always wanted to work with him since I started acting. 

"I’m flattered sa mga sinabi niya about me and I’m glad that I gave him a good impression. I’m really serious with my job, with my craft and I appreciate working with good directors like him.”

Is it also his first time to work with Christine. How was it? 

“Christine is very sensitive, she really listens to Direk Joel to do her work well and that’s very important. You can see her passion to improve her craft. She’s also very cooperative sa love scenes kaya hindi kami nahirapan.”

He studied acting in the States for about a year. What is the most important learning he got? 

“Ako kasi, I create my own character based on what the script is giving me. But I’ve proven from experience that when you go to the set, it’s actually a collaborative process with the director and your co-actors, so you just have to keep an open mind and be malleable to be able to portray your role well.”