One of Star Magic's newest addition to its roster of talents is remarkable not only because of his boyish charm but also because he is descended from a renowned actress. Aspiring actor Christopher Gutierrez is the only grandson of Gloria Romero and the late actor Juancho Gutierrez by their daughter Maritess.
"Last year, they [ABS-CBN] wanted kids for Star Circle Batch 13. So they asked my Lola [Gloria] if I could join. I said: ‘Yeah I'll try [it],'" recounts Chris (Christopher's nickname) in an interview with YES! Online last November 2 during Star Magic's pictorial at the ABS-CBN compound.
Entering showbiz wasn't exactly on this young boy's agenda, although he has been appearing on several ABS-CBN shows such as ASAP and Komiks. However, the glitz and glamour of the showbiz industry seemed too enticing to resist.
"I'm the type of person who likes to try everything. I'll try everything once," proclaims the 14-year-old boy.
Even though Lola Gloria approves of his newest endeavor, Chris is bound to follow her ultimate rule. He shares: "She supported [my decision to enter showbiz] basta my grades remain high."
Education is a top priority for this first year high school student of La Salle Greenhills. In fact, Chris is a consistent honor student and is now ranked fourth in his class.
Despite being related to an award-winning actress, Chris manages to keep his feet on the ground and claims that he is not the typical spoiled brat. He points out that his grandmother splurges "when it comes to food and clothes—only the necessities."
At his young age, Chris towers over his peers with his height of 5'7" and, believe it or not, he lists cooking as one of his special talents.
He also admits that he still needs to hone his talents and carve a name for himself in the entertainment scene.
According to Chris, all he wants is to make Lola Gloria proud of him, which is why he is willing to give the showbiz industry his best shot.