Kit Thompson OK with frontal nudity if he likes the script
While he said he wasn’t looking forward to flaunting his body on the big screen, actor Kit Thompson claimed he would do so if work required it.
Kit became controversial because of his role in the 2014 Cinemalaya entry “#Y,” where his character Ping Ronquillo had a steamy shower scene. In one media gathering, Kit was asked whether he would be okay to doing frontal nudity, something similar to what American actor Michael Fassbender did in “Shame.”
Kit replied: “I’m open to anything. If I like the script, I will do it. Thankfully, there hasn’t been any similar requirement in the projects that I’ve done so far… When I do work, it’s not about me, but the character.”
Kit was part of the 4th season of the reality series “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition.” After his stint in the ABS-CBN program, he bagged other projects like “Kahit Puso’y Masug atan,” “Must Be Love,” “Galema” and “Forevermore.”
Kit then went to New York City and then to Los Angeles in California to study acting. “It was more of a personal thing. I love what I’m doing so I really want to be the best that I can be,” he declared.
Kit’s trip to the United States was after he got arrested at a music event in Clark, Pampanga, for marijuana use. The 21-year-old actor claimed to have learned from the experience, but refused to elaborate.
“Feeling free, I guess,” he explained. “You know, I was still young then. It’s all part of growing up, committing mistakes and learning from them.”
When he returned to Manila, Kit joined the cast of Cathy Garcia-Molina’s “The Hows of Us.” He is currently working on another Cinemalaya entry, Joji Alonso’s romantic drama “Belle Douleur,” with Mylene Dizon; as well as a digital web series, where he plays a lawyer.
“I don’t mind going bolder, but it’s not really heading in that direction with the projects I’m doing so far,” said Kit.
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