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Kim Chiu to star opposite Matteo Guidicelli, Jolo Revilla, and Xian Lim in 'Binondo Girl'

Kim Chiu talks about her three new leading men and doing a series without Gerald Anderson for the first time.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

4/8/2011 8:34 AM
Kim Chiu to star opposite Matteo Guidicelli, Jolo Revilla, and Xian Lim in 'Binondo Girl'


040811-kim_main.jpgAfter the story conference of Binondo Girl last April 7, Kim Chiu admitted that she feels a little pressured because it’s her first time to do a full-length soap without her perennial leading man Gerald Anderson. “Yun nga yung challenge para sa akin. Lahat ng series ko kasama ko si Gerald. So ngayon kakaibang teleserye naman ang Binondo Girl. Lahat naman ng project may pressure, hindi naman kampante dapat, nakakadagdag ding motivation ang pressure. And kampante naman ako dito sa project na ito at sigurado ako sa sarili ko na kakayanin ko.”

Kim was also thrilled because she was given not just one but three of the most promising actors in ABS-CBN as her ka-love team including Matteo Guidicelli, Jolo Revilla, and Xian Lim. When asked to describe each of her new partners, the pretty actress revealed that she was quite impressed with Jolo’s chivalrous attitude. “Si Jolo, hindi ko pa siya nakakasama sa previous projects ko. Ang impression ko sa kanya, tahimik pa lang siya ngayon, pero siguro makakasundo ko siya kasi sobrang gentleman niya. Siya ang pinakagentleman sa kanila. Talagang magpu-pull [out] pa siya ng chair for me.  Sabi ko nga, ‘Ay ano ba ‘yan Jolo.’”

As for the other two, Kim said that it would be easier to build chemistry with them since she had already worked with Matteo and Xian in her previous projects. “Si Xian nakasama ko na sa Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin at sa Your Song Presents My Only Hope dati. Okay naman siya, nakakatawa, minsan nagha-hang out din kami. Hindi mo alam sobrang brusko niyan pero kengkoy din. Nakikipaglaro pa nga sa amin ‘yan ng charades. Si Matteo nakakasama ko din siya, nakakatawa.”

But is it true that Gerald will make a special appearance in Binondo Girl? “Hindi ko po alam. Wala pong sinasabi sa akin na ganun. Basta ako, masaya ako sa binigay na proyekto sa akin. Sisiguraduhin ko na mamahalin ko ang trabaho ko.”