All set for the January 15 showing of his romantic comedy Bride for Rent, Xian Lim admitted his newest role is very different from his persona. “Ako dito si Rocco Espiritu, a spoiled brat. Spoiled na spoiled ni lola. Nung binigay sa amin yung script, pareho kaming nabigla ni Kim (Chiu) dun sa character ni Rocco dahil somewhat I can relate not being a spoiled brat but being an only child,” he shared during the Bride for Rent grand presscon held last January 7 at the Dolphy theater inside ABS-CBN.
As for the real status of his relationship with leading lady Kim, Xian said there will be a more definitive answer at the right time. Even though Kim already admitted that he is her closest friend in the industry, the 24-year-old actor said they are both focusing on their careers and not their personal lives this year. “I will stick with my decision na hindi naman namin ipagdadamot yun eh. Kasi ayoko lang talagang magsalita ngayon. Honestly ayoko po magsalita. Yun na lang po muna for now. In time malalaman ng lahat kung ano yung status, yung kung ano yung gusto malaman. I don’t think this is the time para magsalita sa kung ano man yung nangyayari, kung ano man. Pero in time we won't be selfish about it. We'll be more than happy to share it with you guys. Speaking for myself, bihira naman kasi mabibigyan ng ganitong pagkakataon so we really want to focus to work hard to make it a happy place so everyone will be happy. Pinaghirapan namin yun,” he explained.
Xian admitted that there are times when he unexpectedly drops by and brings food to Kim's house in Quezon City even if there is no special occasion. “It sort of just happened, yung pumupunta ako sa kanila. For some reason I felt warm, I felt at home. Pag sa bahay nila pinapakain nila ako kasi mabait naman yung pamilya nila, so tinanggap nila ako. All because the same respect I gave back to them,” he shared.
When asked what qualities he adores most in his co-star, Xian did not take long to enumerate all the reasons. “Sino bang hindi ma-i-in love sa kanya, kay Raquilita Dela Cruz? (referring to Kim's role in Bride for Rent) Si Kim wife material because maalagain siya, mabait, masipag, mapagmahal, lahat lahat na,” he said.