“Noon, medyo torpe kasi ako eh. Hindi ko alam kung papaano, basta ang alam ko lang nasa bus ako non tapos crush ko ‘yung nakaupo sa bus, tapos ‘yung paglabas niya at nong nag-hi ako medyo napasigaw ako ng pagkakasabi ng ‘hi’ sa kanya tapos hindi niya pa rin ako pinansin kaya medyo nakakahiya ‘yung experience,” Xian Lim recounted how awkward he was when it came to girls way back in high school.
Having his share of unfortunate experiences with girls, Xian shared he relates well with the story of his upcoming movie Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo. “’Yung sinasabi na one reason sa libro ni Ramon (Bautista) na hina-highlight [sa movie] na maybe pangit ka nga doon sa mata ng taong iyon, pero hindi ka naman pangit, doon lang talaga sa mata ng crush mo. Ako nong kapanahunan ko ‘yun sa buhay ko, nung time na ‘yun talaga I would say na ‘yun ang naramdaman ko. Kaya siguro ako nakaka-relate don sa movie and because it speaks about the katutuhanan din eh.”
But gone are his torpe days now that he is constantly vocal about his affection for onscreen partner and rumored girlfriend Kim Chiu. The actor shared that he recently met Kim’s father. “Si Tito Chiu nung una siyempre kinabahan ako kasi hindi ko alam ang sasabihin ni tito, pero tito is a very nice and funny guy at siyempre laki ng pasasalamat ko sa family nila.”
During his birthday week, Kim surprised Xian when she organized a big party for him. Xian’s and Kim’s families and friends were all present during the party. He said that it was one of his happiest birthdays.
With Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo out in theaters on July 31, Xian said that though it’s his first time to do a full-length comedy movie, he truly enjoyed filming. “Ako naman first time kong gumawa [ng comedy]. Pero the thing is napakabago nito para sa akin at ‘yun nga hindi ko alam kung ano ang reaksyon ng audience. Pero siguro I would choose comedy [over drama] kasi masaya eh happy happy lang, pero mahirap.”