Kim Chiu talks about her first time working with Angelica Panganiban, Derek Ramsay, and Gabby Concepcion.
Kim Chiu experienced many career firsts with the movie I Love You, Goodbye. This is her first major project without her love team partner Gerald Anderson which she confessed made her a bit worried when she was first told about the film. “First time na wala si Gerald kaya nakakapanibago. Nasanay akong si Gerald ang lagi kong katrabaho at kakwentuhan sa set. Kapag alam kong si Gerald ang makakasama ako kampante ako na meron akong ka-close agad sa first week na ‘yung ibang co-stars e hindi mo pa masyadong makakwentuhan.”
However, Kim was able to find a new friend as she got to work for the first time with Angelica Panganiban. “Dito sa I Love You, Goobye naka-meet naman ako ng mga bagong kaibigan. Si Angelica sobra siyang nakakatuwa kasama. Ang saya niya kakwentuhan. E sa story magkagalit kami kaya kapag take na minsan sinabi ko ‘Teka lang, natatawa pa ako!’” The 19-year-old teen idol added that she had a great time on the set with Angelica and the latter’s real-life boyfriend Derek Ramsay. “Si Angelica at si Derek sobra silang kalog. Lagi nila akong binibiro lalo na si Angelica. Si Derek naman naging parang kuya sa akin kasi lagi niya akong binibigyan ng advice.” Kim also described co-star Gabby Concepcion, who plays her father in the movie, as very “cool.” “Si Tito Gabby sobrang cool kasama, parang barkada lang.”
Fans of Kim will see a different side of her in this Star Cinema entry for the Metro Manila Film Festival. Kim plays an envious and possessive girl who abhors Angelica’s character who becomes her dad’s girlfriend. The young actress admitted that she was hesitant at first about accepting the role. “Sa una parang naninibago ako kasi hindi ko alam kung magagawa ko ba ‘yung role. Baka maraming magalit sa akin o tingin nila hindi bagay sa akin maging maldita. Pero tinanggap ko ‘yung role kasi kakaiba siya. Sa end ng 2009 mapapanood niyo ako na iba ang ugali, hitsura, kumpara sa nakasanayang makita sa akin.”
Kim said she is very proud of being a part of I Love You, Goodbye, which she described as a movie that everyone can appreciate. “Aside from love story, may family drama rin kaya makaka-relate ang lahat ng Pilipino. Mararamdaman nila ‘yung pagmamahal ng father and daughter, between two lovers. Punong puno ng pagmamahal at aral itong pelikula namin. Marami ring twists kaya magugulat lahat ng tao na manonood.”
I Love You Goodbye will premiere nationwide on December 25. International screenings are also scheduled from January 1 to 7 at Micronesia Mall, Guam and at the UA Stonestown Twin, San Francisco, USA.