Cristine Reyes candidly talked about the non-showbiz guy that she is exclusively dating now: a half-Pinoy, half-Persian martial arts trainer.
During a July 27 interview held at Krokodile Grill, Greenbelt, Makati City, select members of the press, including PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), had the chance to interview the lead stars of the sexy-drama film The Trophy Wife.
Aside from Cristine, the movie also stars Derek Ramsay, John Estrada, and Heart Evangelista.
Cristine revealed about her constant date, “Actually, dito siya lumaki. Pinoy rin.”
How is he dealing with the fact that he is dating a celebrity?
Cristine said, “At first, parang awkward siya.
"Alam niya na artista ako [pero iniisip niya], ‘Bakit nagpapa-picture sa kanya?’
"Magkasama kaming dalawa, naglalakad kami [’tapos may nagpapa-picture].
“Iniisip ko, ‘Puwedeng moment namin?’”
Has he already accepted this side of her?
ON BECOMING CHRISTIAN. According to Cristine, her decision to veer away from sexy roles stems from the fact that she regularly goes to Mass and she wants to become a better Christian.
What triggered this decision to change her sexy image?
“Maybe because I’m serious about thinking about my future and I’m going to be honest, every Sunday, I go to church…
“I want to follow how to be a good Christian.
"It’s not good that I’m here doing this movie and then I go to church. Parang hindi siya nagko-connect.”
She stressed, “I’m not saying that what I do is bad. I’m saying that I’m done with it na.
“I’ve done a lot of teleseryes. I’ve done a lot of movies and also sa covers ng magazines. I think that’s enough.
“For covers naman, it’s not naman no more na. Covers naman, it’s glossy, it’s different. It’s just a picture.
“A film is a different story.”
The 24-year-old actress says she is thinking about what other people in their community would say about her going to church regularly.
“Baka sabihin ng mga tao, ‘What are you doing here? E, you’re doing that [sexy project].’ Parang hindi siya nagko-connect.
“If you wanna follow God and be a good Christian, you should really do it in real life too.
“It’s a really personal decision.”
During the interview, Cristine revealed that the non-showbiz guy she is dating also a Christian.
PEP then asked Cristine if she sees a future with the non-showbiz guy that she is dating.
Cristine said with a smile, “Yeah, oo. Positive lang dapat.”