After the launch of the country's first ever made-for-mobile movie Must Date the Playboy, Star Flix released its first episode last August 31. Xian Lim and Kim Chiu admitted they have been excited for KimXi fans who will stream their unique project which has a new episode out every week. “Si Zach dito yung playboy na mapaglarong bata na kinaiinisan ni Tori (played by Kim) sa simula ng story so abangan niyo yung pag-unfold ng characters namin dito. Hindi kasi ako playboy sobrang magkasalungat pero masasabi ko sa kanila na yung side ko dito na playful side kung ano nga ba ang parang chickboy side ni Xian,” Xian explained.
Kim's role is one which is used to being Jessy Mendiola's inexperienced sidekick Chloe. She said the role inspired her to try new things in real life. “Ako si Tori, isa siyang no boyfriend since birth tapos best friend niya since high school si Nathan and si Chloe. Tapos meron siyang utang na loob kay Chloe kasi ang tumutulong lang sa amin yun pamilya ni Chloe. Siguro first time ko ibahin yung itsura ko, mag-eyeglasses ako na hindi ko tatanggalin kahit ma-in love siya or ma-makeover ganun na talaga itsura niya. And first time kong gumawa ng mga cupcake (laughs). Na-inspire tuloy ako mag-bake,” she admitted.
Apart from Must Date the Playboy, Xian said he is also busy shooting a light drama under Star Cinema with Vilma Santos and Angel Locsin. Xian admitted working with the Star for All Seasons is a good learning experience for him. “Nag-shu-shoot pa rin kami ngayon pero it's an experience sobra. She was very supportive, nakikita niya kasi yung kaba eh. Kitang kita niya eh. Sabi niya, 'Relax lang hijo, relax lang.' Tapos she's very open to throwing lines and she's so approachable. Si direk Joyce Bernal yung director namin so I really had to prepare. Inaalagaan naman niya bawat eksena and she makes sure na bago kami sumampa dun sa mismong set eh lahat prepared na maski yung lahat ng linya, lahat ng emosyon nandun na,” he shared. Kim has an upcoming movie set for release later this month, Etiquette for Mistresses which also stars Kris Aquino, Claudine Barretto, and Iza Calzado.
The popular love team still keeps their fans guessing as to whether they are already a couple or not. Having been seen out together on dates, the two are only willing to admit which moments with each other are their favorite dates so far. For Xian, their first date stands out in his memory. “I think ang pinaka-memorable yung pinaka-unang beses ko siyang tinanong if she can have dinner with me, matagal na, four years ago pa. Siyempre hindi ko naman alam paano tatanungin kasi medyo awkward naman if I asked if she wanted to have dinner. So sabi ko, 'May gagawin ka ba sa ganitong time?' Sabi niya wala naman so yun, we went to a seafood restaurant pero yun nga, allergic pala siya sa seafood (laughs). Hindi pala siya puwede sa seafood. And ang expected ko may tutugtog ng mga sweet na kanta pero hindi pala nila alam yung mga songs na gusto ko. Tapos akala ko mag-isa lang si Kim pupunta, may kasama palang kaibigan (laughs). Kaya ayun. That's memorable for me,” he admitted.
Kim chose a more romantic occasion earlier this year as her favorite day out with Xian. “Siguro yung recent Valentine's pero hindi siya talaga Valentine's day. Siguro days before Valentine's day parang inaya niya ako and then magsama daw ako. Yun yung pa-date niya na paandar niya na land, water, air na date. Tapos sumakay kami sa hot air balloon, nag-horseback riding, and nag-yacht kami tapos nag-go kart pa kami in one whole day. So the next day sabi ko, 'Huwag muna tayo mag-usap, tulog muna ako ha.' (laughs) So ayun. Masarap naman yung feeling na may nag-aaya sa 'yo,” she shared.