Even though she came straight from taping an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya, Kim Chiu made sure that she arrived in time for the Star Magic Games held last July 31. The young actress showcased her sporty side as she scored lots of points during the badminton and volleyball games. “Nanalo kami sa badminton tapos second place kami sa volleyball girls. Gusto ko talaga ng sports, gusto ko mag-intramurals sa school. Last year din madami ako nasalihan na games. Mas madami kaysa ngayon kasi segue pa ako sa MMK taping,” said Kim who was all smiles right after her victorious badminton tournament with Kristel Moreno as partner versus Erich Gonzales and her handler Kate Dolino.
Aside from playing her favorite sports, Kim spent the rest of the day bonding with her close friends Maja Salvador, Matteo Guidicelli, and Enchong Dee. The four of them happily sat on the sidelines while waiting for the awarding ceremony and the ASAP Rocks versus Star Magic exhibition game. She didn’t get much of a chance to talk to last year’s Most Valuable Player Gerald Anderson who came in late and was busy acting as the coach of the Green Team during the basketball championship. He later played for the much-awaited all-star exhibition game and racked up 31 points for the team.
Push.com.ph also took the chance to ask Kim about her upcoming teleserye My Binondo Girl. Although this is her first full-length soap without Gerald, Kim revealed that their fans have been very supportive of their individual projects to date. “Lahat naman ng project may pressure. Pero sigurado naman ako na susuportahan ng tao lahat ng projects namin ni Gerald—siya sa Budoy, ako sa My Binondo Girl. Confident naman ako na kahit magkaiba ang love team namin ngayon, nandiyan pa rin yung supporters namin. Actually, lagi nga silang nasa taping namin, kaya masayang-masaya ako.”
Kim was also excited about the newly-released teaser for My Binondo Girl. As it is, it’s been a while since she last appeared on TV via Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo. “Excited ako magbalik primetime. Nung pinalabas yung teaser, kinilabutan ako. Sabi ko, ‘Shucks! After one year na wala sa primetime, ito na ulit!’ Siyempre nakaka-miss din. Exciting kasi tulad nung ipinakita sa teaser, lalaki ang role ko this time. Pagwapuhan na lang kami ng mga leading men ko (laughs)! Eh madali akong maka-imbibe ng character. So minsan feeling ko lalaki yata ako kasi yung upo ko and mannerisms ko pang-lalaki na. Pero okay lang kasi magandang experience para sa akin at may bago akong maipapakita sa viewers,” she beamed.