During the grand media launch for D’ Ninang movie, Kiray Celis was asked about her opinion on ABS-CBN’s pending franchise renewal.
According to the former Goin’ Bulilit cast member, she’s aware of the current issue but it doesn’t matter to her anymore since she signed a 10-year contract with GMA Network.
Kiray stated, “Naririnig ko, pero hindi na ako ang tao na magsalita pa dun since wala naman na ako sa kanila. Hindi na po nagma-matter sa akin. Siguro problema na po nila yun, I think.”
Aside from other celebrities pleading with President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider the franchise renewal of the Kapamilya network, Kiray’s concern is just focused on the people working behind the camera.
She continued, “Pero sana masolusyonan kasi may nagtatrabaho sa kanila. Nakakalungkot kapag mawala yun siyempre.”
A look back on how ABS-CBN helped Kiray become famous
Johanna Ismael Celis or Kiray Celis for short had been with ABS-CBN for almost two decades, ever since she joined the segment Munting Miss U of defunct noontime show MTB at the age of 4. From 2005 until 2009, Goin’ Bulilit was her home.
During her years in ABS, Kiray was able to be part of several shows and movies such as the following:
- Kampanerang Kuba as Young Magdalena, 2005
- Kokey @ Ako as Young Bambam, 2010
- Mara Clara as Desiree Francisco, 2010-2011
- Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Mana Po as Young Brandi de la Paz, 2011
- 100 Days to Heaven as Young Girlie, 2011
- Growing Up as Britney Gunay, 2011-2012
- Toda Max as Jeng Jeng, 2012
- Luv U as Whitney Munoz, 2012-2016
- FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as Mitch in 2015-2017
- Sana Dalawa ang Puso as Anya, 2018
Movies under the Production of Star Cinema
- Pera o Bayong (Not da TV!), 2000
- Supahpapalicious, 2008
- BFF: Best Friends Forever, 2009
- Born To Love You, 2011
- Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme, 2011
- Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy, 2013
- Da Possessed, 2014
- Crazy Beautiful You, 2015
- The Super Parental Guardians, 2016
Her first project as a Kapuso actress was Luv U 2 with Gabby Concepcion and Jennylyn Mercado which aired from April 22 until September 13, 2019. For her current project D’ Ninang movie, Kiray gets to work with Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Kisses Delavin, Joey Marquez, McCoy De Leon, and Lou Veloso.