Kean Cipriano might be doing numerous acting stints nowadays, but he said that his number one priority will always be his band Callalily. “Full time ako sa Callalily. ‘Yun ang love ko sa buong buhay ko at ‘yun ang gagawin ko sa buong buhay ko,” he said.
He’s thankful though to be given the chance to act. “I am a musician at sobrang swerte ko na nabigyan ako ng opportunity na makapasok sa world of acting. Acting is a different kind of performance art. Nai-enjoy ko siya kahit ibang mundo siya from music, pero somehow nasa isang circle lang siya ng entertainment world.”
He added, “I am very blessed to have a very good management [company], sila ‘yung nagha-handle ng schedule ko at ng lahat ng transaction ng projects. At nagpapasalamat ako dahil nararamdaman ko ‘yung respect ng industry. Dahil alam nila na kasi at the end of the day, it’s always going to be Kean Cipriano of Callalily.”
Despite his full commitment to music, Kean is part of the Kim Chiu and Xian Lim movie titled Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo showing this July 31. The Callalily lead vocalist said that it was always his dream to work with director Joyce Bernal. “Pangarap naming dalawa ni direk Joyce na makagawa ng pelikula together at nangyari sa pelikulang ‘to. Ito ‘yung unang pelikula na nagawa namin at gusto kong gumawa pa ng maraming pelikula with direk Joyce.” He said he considers the director not only his mentor, but also his close friend in the industry. “Kino-consider ko siya bilang mentor ko at isa sa pinakamatalik kong kaibigan sa indutriya na ‘to. Kung may problema ako I trust her.”
On what will the viewers learn from watching the movie which is an adaptation of Ramon Bautista’s book of the same title, he relayed, “Yung sa libro naman ni Monra (Ramon Bautista), feeling ko naman sinabi niya sa libro na hindi naman lagi dapat crush ka ng crush mo. Kahit baduy ka, kahit hindi ka good looking sa paningin ng crush mo, hindi naman ‘yun ganon eh. It’s more of how you deal with it.”