Xian Lim wants to go beyond love teams earn success as a character actor.
While the teleserye Katorse continues to keep viewers glued to the TV, Xian Lim already has another show lined up, the Filipino adaptation of the Mexicanovela Rubi with Angelica Panganiban in the title role. During the rehearsals for the ABS-CBN Trade Launch last November 19, Xian revealed to ABS-CBN.com that he was informed about this project just recently. “I felt really happy na may kasunod [agad akong project]. There are so many artista and to be given a break like this, masaya ako and I would do my best talaga. And I hope this works out well for me din,” the budding actor beamed.
Other actors in the cast of Rubi include Diether Ocampo, Jake Cuenca, Shaina Magdayao, Kaye Abad, Cherie Gil, Allan Paule, Juan Rodrigo, Wowie de Guzman, and Eva Darren. Except for Cherie, Xian will be working with them for the first time, something that is already making him nervous. “Pressure talaga kasi ‘yung mga makakasama ko ‘yung mga napapanood ko nung bata pa ako. The feeling I get [is the same] ‘pag ka-eksena ko si Cherie Gil sa Katorse,” Xian said.
Xian will also have a new love interest in Megan Young. He said that he prefers to be paired up with different actresses because, “As an actor I really want to be versatile,” he shared. “Parang ayokong ma-stuck sa isang [leading lady.] I want to be able to work with everyone. Like Derek Ramsay, who is being partnered with many actresses. Kung isa lang, masasanay kayo sa isa’t isa. ‘Pag iba-iba, I think I’ll learn a lot more. If just [it’s] one, you will only learn from that person. But with different persons, you learn from each other talaga, you learn from each other’s mistakes.” He quickly added though that he does not mind being identified with a specific leading lady, such as his Katorse co-star, Erich Gonzales.