Xian Lim said that he and onscreen partner Kim Chiu are now working with director Cathy Garcia-Molina for the second book of their primetime soap The Story of Us.
“We’re very excited sa mga mangyayari kasi ‘yung iba akala nila ‘yun na ‘yun eh, akala nila sa first couple of weeks eh saan pa ba dadalhin ang story? Pero this time sa book 2 we have a new director Cathy-Garcia Molina and she is going to be in charge sa transformation namin don sa story,” she said.
Xian remarked that more than anything else, he is looking forward to learning more about his craft from the acclaimed director. “Nong unang day namin sabi ko isang karangalan, ang dami ng artista ang dumaan sa kanya and for me to gain knowledge and to be directed by her, talagang isang blessing.”
It was the first time that Xian gets to work with direk Cathy and the actor has noted how the director has her own style. “Nakita ko talaga kay direk Cathy iba ‘yung approach niya. Hihimayin niya ‘yung pagkatao mo, not in a personal way but more of a ‘I will get this out of you.’ So seeing and going through different directors na ganon, it’s priceless kasi hindi ‘yun matuturo ng libro, hindi ‘yun matututunan sa workshop, just being with those director na nag-direct na for so many years.”
Besides from his soap, Xian is also now preparing for his upcoming concert this July 9, 2016 at the Kia theater. “I’m going to prepare something very special. I will be in front of the grand piano so abangan nila ‘yun. I will be playing classical music for them, I will be playing ballad. Also, Philharmonic orchestra is going to be part [of it].”
The Kapamilya star said that he has always dreamed of staging his own concert and inspiring many people. “Mahilig kasi akong mag-perform. I love performing hindi sa dancing but I love performing, doing recitals and ‘yung ginagawa ko ‘yun before small amount of people lang ‘yung nanood but now I have the chance to reach out to a lot of people. Para sa akin don nanggaling ang fire na I can actually touch someone’s life base on my performance, based on the song choice.”