CHUBBY-CHEEKED five-year-old Baeby Baste (born Sebastian Benedict Granfon) is out to prove that he’s more than just a cute little face on television and that his time has come to be in the showbiz spotlight.

This holiday season, the “Eat, Bulaga!” youngest host ventures into the big screen as he stars opposite seasoned actors Dawn Zulueta and Vic “Bossing” Sotto in family-comedy movie “Meant to Beh.”

One of the official entries to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), the movie is Baste’s first foray into acting, and director Chris Martinez said the adorable child star did not disappoint.

“He delivered all his lines and gave us a very good performance. Baste will surprise everyone because in this movie he was able to do everything —from singing, dancing, acting to comedy. He’s a natural born entertainer,” he said.

Sotto, who took the kid under his wing since the latter joined show business over two years ago, said that considering his age and that he is still learning to read, Baste was able to deliver what was asked of him.

“At first we were just thinking that he would just say a few lines and do minimal acting because he’s never had experience shooting a movie. He’s used to what we do in ‘Eat, Bulaga!’ that we’ll just let him sing. I was really surprised. We were all surprised that he has talent in acting even if he still cannot read the script,” said Sotto. (PR)