Dolly Wood

Cristine Reyes tries something different in new flick

/ 12:41 AM April 04, 2016
CRISTINE Reyes (right) with Albert Silos  in “Elemento”

CRISTINE Reyes (right) with Albert Silos in “Elemento”

Marriage and motherhood suit Cristine Reyes well. It shows in her glow. Although she’s already content in the domestic front, the hot mama still yearns to soar more as an actress. Cristine tries something different in her new movie by Viva Films, “Elemento” (opens April 6).

The supernatural  horror drama is about a mother (portrayed by Cristine) experiencing creepy things after her son comes home from a school field trip to a forest. After making our jaw drop with her curves, now Cristine is out to send chills down our spine.


Here’s my chat with Cristine:

How do you balance being a mother, wife and an actress?


I always make it a point to have time for my family every Sunday. Our routine is always going to church in the morning, then have lunch with family. Then,  [my hubby] Ali (Khatibi)  and I would  have our date night.

How has Ali redefined love for you?

Ali showed me the true meaning and value of love. He taught me a lot of things I never knew. Love is not just something that can make you smile or make you happy.

Love, for me now, has a deeper meaning. It’s a never-ending cycle of giving and forgiving.  And you know that you can only do this to someone you truly love.

Tell us the latest about your baby, Amarah?

Amarah is a very curious, expressive and happy baby. She loves to interact with people, especially kids. We took her to Thailand recently. It was her first time out of the country.

When she is old enough, what  love advice will you give her?


I’m not really the expert when it comes to love but, as her mother,  I have to try to give her the best advice I can give about love. She shouldn’t rush into it and make sure to listen to me and Ali.

How has marriage and motherhood changed you?

I became more patient and selfless.

What can your fans expect from your new film?

It’s so intense! It will give you an adrenaline rush.

What are your tips on how to be a hot mama?

No tips at all. Just be a mom! By that, I mean take care of your family and everything will be OK. Live,  and love your body.

Big or small, you just have to own it and don’t mind the people around you. As long as you’re happy and comfortable with your body …  [it will give you] the best feeling.

What’s a misconception about you that you want to correct?

There are many things that I can say and misconceptions I can correct. But I’d rather not say anything at all. It’s better this way. The only thing that matters to me are the people who truly care for me and my loved ones.

How do you want to be remembered?

I want to be remembered as a good actress and the best mom and wife to my family and husband.


What a heavenly Holy Week staycation my kids and I had at our favorite oasis in the city, Discovery Suites. Thanks, more than words can say, to our “Discov” fam for all the pampering. We went home fully recharged and revved up.

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