Anthony Taberna grilled Past Tense stars Xian Lim and Kim Chiu on Tapatan ni Tunying last Thursday, November 27.
Talking about their new movie, the love team said that it was about a woman who returned to the past to correct her mistakes. When asked if there are mistakes they want to correct in real life, Kim answered, “Gusto kong baguhin, siguro sa pamilya ko. Sa mama ko, sa papa ko, kung paano ko sila tinrato.”
She said that their family used to have problems before and she wished that she had just accepted their situation and did not get angry at them. “Mas nakasama ko pa sana sila ng mas matagal and naenjoy ko pa sana yung childhood ko na may father figure, may mother figure.” She said that she used to envy her classmates who had complete families and said that she does not want her future kids to experience what she did.
Xian, on the other hand, said that he hoped he could have made more friends in high school. He said that he also came from a broken family but they are all fine.
Meanwhile, Kim shared her similarity with Xian, that they are both homebodies. Nonetheless, she said that he would get surprised at how happy her home is as she has a lot of siblings. “Kung baga sa bahay nila maingay, salu-salo… Daming sumasalubong pagkauwi. Sa amin naman, tahimik lang talaga,” Xian said.
Also, Xian shared how his admiration for Kim started. He said that it began when they worked for the first time in My Girl. Then, they worked again in other projects such as My Binondo Girl, My Only Hope, and Ina, Kapatid, Anak, among others. “Dun ko nakita yung, kung baga, yung admiration ko kay Kim Chiu.”
Kim admitted that she also admires Xian. “Siya yung pinakamalapit sa akin na lalaki.” When asked if they are together as a couple, Kim said that they are happy while Xian replied, “Kung baga, we’re getting there. As the years go by, mas nagiging close po kami sa isa’t isa. Mas nagiging special po yung friendship namin dahil yung tiwala namin sa isa’t isa ay talagang kumportable kasi kami sa isa’t isa.”
The two started sharing things about each other. Kim revealed that Xian likes to eat chicken, tuna, and wheat bread with peanut butter while Xian revealed that Kim idolizes Heart Evangelista, which the latter confirmed. Kim shared that Xian idolizes Martin Nievera so much that he downloaded all his songs on his laptop.
Xian laughed at Kim for being very superstitious. Admitting that he may also be slightly superstitious, he said, “Hindi katulad ni Kim na dumating sa point na hindi nila ginagamit yung isa nilang CR kasi bawal daw ngayong taon. Meron din pa-alay sa mga espiritu sa labas…” making his love team partner react. So he teased her while laughing, “Meron, meron ‘di ba, meron sa may swimming pool…may mga nakatira so para hindi magalit, kailangan mag-alay…”
Kim said that it is her older sister Lakam who manages her finances. Her sister described Kim as very generous to them. Meanwhile, Xian confessed that he is really a thrifty person, “Tinatry kong gumastos, siguro, try kong gumastos sa damit, tinatry kong manlibre pero masakit sa kalooban talaga eh.” However, Kim countered it by saying that when he does spend, it is really extravagant. She shared an instance when Xian picked her up from work one time and surprised her that he was driving a Porsche. When asked if Xian is extravagant with Kim, he said that he likes giving flowers and treating her out to restaurants, among other things.
Regarding their careers, Tunying asked if there will be a time when Kim will pose for a men’s magazine to which she replied, “Hindi po kasi bagay sa mukha ko yun eh,” which Xian also agreed on.
As for how they see themselves five years from now, Kim said that she will be more mature but opt to just go with the flow for now. Whereas, Xian said that he trusts whatever project he will be given.