Kris Aquino talks about how she and Kim Chiu have surpassed the initial awkwardness on the set of 'Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo.'
Working with Kris Aquino can be intimidating for any young star and Kim Chiu is no exemption. Apparently, the country’s most popular teen idol got nervous the first time she did a confrontation scene with Kris in the teleserye Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo. “First day namin sa set, she was shaking talaga kasi tinutulak-tulak niya ako sa isang scene. E dapat bratinella yung role niya. Kaya lang nung tinulak niya ako, kulang yung tulak so inacting ko na lang,” Kris revealed in an interview with ABS-CBN.com.
But Kris was also quick to clarify that it was no big deal since Kim was probably still adjusting to her rebellious character at that time. “Nahihiya siya sigurong itulak ako. Pero sabi ko, ‘Kim, next time if you really have to push me, just push me. It’s okay, I wouldn’t take offense. And wala ka pa atang 90 pounds.’ Pero dedma na no. Wala na yun sa akin. I love her. Magkasundo talaga kami,” she beamed.
The Queen of Talk also let us in on some of the twists in the story and why she enjoys working with Kim and Baby James on the set. “Kasi this is the cutest thing about the show ha—Kim, Albert (Martinez) and Baby James all have the same birthday, April 19. ‘Di ba ang cute? Kaya sabi ko kay Kim, ‘Kaya get along na get along tayo kasi kaugali mo si Baby James.’ Kasi si Baby James obsessed siya sa damit. Gusto niya naka-leather jacket siya and naka-hat palagi, yun talaga. So si Kim and ako naman, we can spend five hours talking about clothes. Tapos nahiya nga ako kasi ang dami niyang outfits na meron ako. Sabi ko, ‘My God, I am not dressing my age.’ Masyado atang pa-bagets ang outfits ko so kailangan baguhin ko,” she exclaimed.
Like a typical proud mom, Kris also boasted that Baby James already has lots of fans, as seen when he went onstage at the 2009 ABS-CBN Christmas Special at the Araneta Coliseum. A Michael Jackson fan, Baby James seemed like a natural-born performer for he had no qualms facing a huge crowd that night. “It was the cutest talaga kasi yung mga kapamilya fans who go to The Buzz every Sunday, kusa silang nagpagawa ng, ‘We love Baby James’ na banner. So kilig na kilig din si Baby James kasi he saw his picture. Yun talaga hindi mo kailangang pilitin kasi gusto niya talaga. At his age, he can moonwalk na. I’m not exaggerating. Gusto ko na kunan at ipadala kay Oprah or i-YouTube kasi kaya niya all the dance moves of Michael pati yung crotch-grabbing. Kaya sabi ko, ‘No no no honey, don’t do that.’ Pero obsessed siya talaga kay Michael. He learned it on his own through constant repetition. He watches and copies his moves. At ang favorite niya ngayon yung ‘Smooth Criminal.’ Sasabihin nun, ‘Mama I want yung okay okay.’ So ang galing,” she related.