Siblings of established stars often get into the grind because of their name and relation. Very much like politics, showbiz is a suitable ground to spawn dynasties. Maganda kasi ang nanay ; maganda kasi ang kapatid … kaya maganda rin kaya pag-ARTISTAHIN na yan! Is the adage which really depends if one has the talent and guts to swim into the unnatural waters of an industry that sells pipe dreams and sometimes flesh. But, JASMINE CURTIS-SMITH is a cut of her own. She must have nurtured her own dream of portraying other people and living their lives to the hilt in films. Being Anne Curtis‘ baby sister , she has mindlessly [and beautifully] woven her way through the glitterati and the worked hard at every job she does. Her early tv appearances showed much promise with the nuance she inflected upon characters; she simply and naturally gave her persona the ‘canvass’ blankness to effortlessly settle into the being at hand. She hit it big with Cinemalaya‘s TRANSIT [directed by HANNAH ESPIA, a brilliant new director and Cinemalaya winner] as she clutched the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Award for her role as a daughter caught between cultures , vague choices and government policies. This generation is just about to see more of JASMINE and for a time it is quite a sturdy pleasure to say that she will not just be the hottest actress but the toast of Philippine entertainment for the longest time. Her TRANSIT is now our official entry to the OSCARS [Congratulations Director HANNAH ESPIA!] and without batting a crossy-eyelash ; we just might finally get our first Oscar Award for Best Foreign Film! At the current CineFilipino Film Festival [September 18-24], do catch Jasmine in her first horror outing in PUTI with Ian Veneracion. Her coworkers are also all rooting for her since they love her so much for her humility, charm and spontaneity. Let us all expect a JASMINE CURTIS-SMITH SEASON and toast to every laurel she reaps and every role she further endears herself to us!
- âTransit,â âSana Datiâ sweep Cinemalaya 2013; Vilma Santos wins best actress (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Transgender wins best actor at Cinemalaya indie awards (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Big sis Anne Curtis gives Jasmine acting tips (entertainment.inquirer.net)
- Anne Curtis’ smart and sophisticated side (manilastandardtoday.com)