Mirth is the currency for Kapuso comediennes Aiai delas Alas, Divine Tetay, Tekla and Kiray Celis in their industry of slapstick.
They are the ones relied on for people needing entertainment and time away from their personal troubles or even just to lighten up their moods.
What about their own happiness?
“Kahit malungkot kami, kaya naming magbigay ng happiness sa ibang tao… Struggle kasi akala nila na everytime na kapag nakikita nila kami feeling nila ang saya-saya namin palagi,” Celis disclosed.
“Nakakalimutan nila na may nararamdaman din ako. Hindi ko kayang ipakita iyong mga ganung moment,” she added.
And even though their circumstances may get hard, they must put on a brave face to continue the show.
In the face of misery, it is easier for Divine Tetay to recover from it due to the nature of his work.
“Because we need to put on a happy face. So eventually, it helps us heal faster and deal with whatever problems there is,” he explained.
“Ang sarap magpatawa at magperform,” said Tekla. He then referred their talents of making others laugh as a ‘real gift’.
GMA Films is now back from their hiatus that started after the release of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza‘s Imagine You and Me.
The filming has started for the principal photography for the production’s comeback movie, Kambal, Karnabal, starring Derrik Monasterio, Super Tekla, Kiray Celis, Jo Berry, and Kim Domingo. It is directed by Adolf Alix Jr.
It is said that this will mark the start of GMA Films continuous production of movies.
Monasterio shared that he’s very excited about the comeback movie and he’s thankful for those who trusted his skills as an actor.
GMA Films produced some award-winning movies such as Jose Rizal, Muro-Ami, Sa Pusod ng Dagat, Death Row, and a few more others.
After Felipe Gozon took over the film production branch of GMA Network, it was placed on hiatus for about five years.
As they have put out successful movies, they have also produced not-so-successful movies such as Boy Pick-Up: The Movie starring Ogie Alcasid, My Kontrabida Girl starring Rhian Ramos and Aljur Abrenica, Patient X starring Richard Gutierrez and Cristine Reyes, Batanes: Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan starring Iza Calzado and Taiwanese actor Ken Chu of Meteor Garden.
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Ogie Diaz shared his opinion over Kiray Celis‘ transfer from ABS-CBN to GMA Network.
In his Mama Ogs Say Facebook post on December 24, the writer and talent manager shared his thoughts about timely subjects including Kiray’s network transfer, the Metro Manila Film Festival, and even the godmothers and godfathers who hide from their godchildren when it’s Christmas season.
He said that he sees no problem with Kiray’s signing with GMA-7 because that doesn’t chang who she is.
“Okay lang naman. Pagbali-baligtarin man ang mundo, Kiray Celis is Kiray Celis. Just like Anna Dizon is Anna Dizon.”
Ogie also shared his fearless forecast regarding the MMFF entries.
“Obvious namang topgrosser na naman ang pelikula ni Vice Ganda, ‘yung “Fantastika. Followed by “Puliscredibles” nina Vic Sotto at Coco Martin, then tie ‘yung “Aurora” ni Anne Curtis at “Rainbow Sunset, then “Orange Dress” nina Jericho at Jessy Mendiola. Hanggang du’n na lang muna at nakalimutan kong hindi naman ako si Madame Auring. Wala bang entry ang Ms. Valenzuela?”
He then gave advice to the godparents who hid from their godchildren this Holiday season, saying that instead of not showing themselves, they should just tell the truth.
“So kung wala kang pambigay na regalo o aginaldo, sabihin mo ang totoo kesa takasan mo. Kung malalaki na ang mga inaanak mo, i-tag mo sa post mo sa fb na pasensiya na at walang-wala si ninong. ‘Yan ay kung mapapaniwala mo sila sa paeklat mo.
“Maging totoo na lang, kesa mangutang ka para lang magpabida sa mga inaanak mo. Pangakuan mo na lang na magreregalo ka sa birthday niya, tutal, hindi naman magkaka-birthday ang mga inaanak mo. Kung walang-wala, magpakatotoo. Kung meron, ‘wag magdamot. Hindi naman araw-araw ang Pasko.”
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He also admitted that he, too, has a lot of godchildren then shared circumstances that he faced in the past regarding the giving of gifts.
“Diyos ko, sobra. ‘Yung iba, binigyan mo na, tapos, ‘yung magulang, sasabihin, ‘Pare, baka pwede mo namang dagdagan, minsan lang naman ang Pasko.’ Sinasagot ko ng, ‘Pare, hindi ikaw ang inaanak ko… ‘yung anak mo.’
“Meron pang eksena, ‘Pare, baka pwede mong dagdagan, magmo-mall pa kami ng inaanak mo.’ Sasagutin ko ng, ;Ah, gano’n ba? O, sige, bawasan mo ng 3k ‘yung utang mo sa akin.’ Di ba, nakakalokah? As if ‘yung anak lang nila ang kaisa-isa mong inaanak na umaasa sa ‘yo ng aginaldo?
“Kaya ako, dumating na talaga ako sa point na pag hindi ko ka-close ‘yung kumukuha sa aking ninong sa binyag ng anak nila, sinasabi ko, ‘Kelan lang naman tayo nagkakilala. Saka na, sa next na anak mo na lang. By then siguro, close na tayo.'”
Television personality Kiray Celis’ boyfriend this time is a non-showbiz guy.
After getting linked to model Kirst Viray, she reportedly has another beau. They’re not only together romantically, but they also have a business together.
Kiray admitted that they acutally prefer to keep things private, which is why she only posts their photos in her private Faceook account. She said that she doesn’t need to show everyone that she’s happy as she herself knows that she is.
But she clarified that she’s not hiding his identity as people do see them whenever they go out together.
When asked if she has given up her “youth” to her boyfriend, she answered no as she’s still scared.It will happen by the time she’s sure and stable with herself.
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She added that they do share a single room together when they travel abroad, but never alone. Their other friends stay with them.
On the topic of marriage, Kiray said that she still has plans to tour around the world before settling down.
Kiray can currently be watched as Venus in the teen suspense thriller film ‘Class of 2018’ starring Nash Aguas and Sharlene San Pedro.