Kim Chiu is excited to work with Vilma Santos

Kim Chiu says she is looking forward to playing a different kind of role in her movie with Vilma Santos.



10/21/2011 9:00 AM
Kim Chiu is excited to work with Vilma Santos

102111-kim_main.jpgEver since she appeared in the horror film Shake, Rattle, and Roll X three years ago, Kim Chiu has been looking forward to returning to that genre. Now, she finally has the chance in a yet-untitled horror flick under Star Cinema which is slated for release early next year.

Isipin na lang nila na modern horror ito. Kakaiba and excited ako na gawin itong movie na ito kasi kakaiba tapos siyempre with Chito Roño and Vilma Santos ito so excited ako,” she said.

The movie, which currently has the working title of The Healing, delves into the Filipino tradition of going to faith healers for guidance and treatment of ailments. The movie also stars actress Janice de Belen, whom Kim also admires for her acting in Budoy. “Parang idol ko na nga ngayon si Ms. Janice de Belen tapos kasama ko pa siya ngayon sa movie. So yun, ang galing galing,” she added.

After the movie’s story conference last October 18 at the Star Cinema office, the 21-year-old actress also shared a little bit about her role in the movie which starts shooting within the month. “Sobrang kakaibang horror film na parang kahit ako, habang nagkukuwento sila natatakot na ako, bilang matatakutin akong tao (laughs). Excited na kami na mag-work. Ang role ko dito, estudyante na may sakit. Lahat kami dito may sakit kaya lalapit kami sa faith healer. Exciting siya and kaabang-abang talaga ito,” she shared with

Another thing Kim is really looking forward to about the project is the chance to work with veteran actress Vilma Santos for the very first time. The two met during the story conference and Kim excitedly shared that she enjoyed getting the chance to chat with the Star for All Seasons. “Actually ang saya lang naming lahat sa pag-uusap namin sa storycon. Tawanan ng tawanan. Akala mo parang joke pero yung kuwento hindi naman siya talaga parang joke kasi parang nakakakaba lalo na sa part naming may mga sakit kasi parang double effort ang gagawin namin so yun,” she said.

Now that she gets to act opposite Vilma Santos, Kim said she will try to show her best although she does not want to think too much about the pressure of gunning for an acting award. “Naku huwag muna, pressure? (laughs) Hindi naman basta relax lang and thankful ako na napasama ako sa pelikulang ito,” she admitted.

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