Empress says Kim Chiu is doing okay after the controversial public breakdown.
After starring in the afternoon drama Rosalka, Empress will soon begin working on a new teleserye with Robin Padilla and Bea Alonzo. Since this new teleserye will air on primetime, Push.com.ph asked Empress if she is now gearing up to go head-to-head with other primetime drama princesses of ABS-CBN like Kim Chiu, Erich Gonzales, and Andi Eigenmann. Empress clarified, "Kahit kailan hindi kami nagbanggaan kasi nasa isang network lang kami and magkakapatid ang turingan namin at friends din kami in real life. Walang nangyayaring masama kasi masaya kami lahat, sa success ng bawat isa. Happy kami na isa isa naming natutupad 'lsquo;yung mga gusto namin."
She even named Andi as a very good friend, and their friendship having started even before they both got their big breaks on TV. "Magkaibigan talaga kami. Wala pang Rosalka, wala pang Agua Bendita kami na 'lsquo;yung magkasama. Ako kasi 'lsquo;yung nauna talaga sa showbiz so ako 'lsquo;yung nakikipagkwentuhan sa kanya."
Empress keeps a circle of showbiz friends, fondly called Chiurigogobaschu, which also include Kim and Erich. After the much-publicized breakdown of Kim and ka-love team Gerald Anderson during the press conference of their movie Till My Heartaches End, Empress shared that she never got the chance to ask Kim what really happened. "Si Kim kasi tahimik lang 'lsquo;yan. Ako naman hindi ko pipilitin 'lsquo;yung tao. Kung kailan lang niya gustong magkwento. Ayoko muna siyang tanungin kasi stressed din siya sa trabaho. Ayokong magtanong ng mga issue na hindi ko naman alam kung totoo. Hindi rin naman kami araw araw nagkikita o naguusap kasi busy rin kami pareho."
It was only during the premiere night of the movie, where Empress went to show support for Kim, did she ask Kim how she is holding up. "Nung premiere night natanong ko si Kim kung bakit sila nagiyakan. Sabi niya si Gerald daw ang unang umiyak, so naiyak na rin si Kim. Iyakin talaga kasi si Kim."