After recently being welcomed as a host to the It’s Showtime family and now busy promoting her upcoming horror film U-Turn, Kim Chiu admits she is grateful for all the blessings she has received despite the ongoing pandemic. “Siyempre una masaya nung in-offer nila sa akin yan and na-e-enjoy ko naman talaga ang maging isang Showtime host. Masaya ako and I’m very grateful na may ganung opportunity na binigay ang Kapamilya network sa akin. Masaya siyempre ngayon parang nagpapasalamat ka na pinagkakatiwalaan ka pa rin nila. So I’m very happy,” she shared during the U-Turn movie virtual presscon.
During the event, the U-Turn star admitted she still has lingering trauma from the van shooting incident that she experienced last March in Quezon City along with her personal assistant and her driver. “Oo naman kasi baril kasi siya. Yung ang daming bala pero heto pa rin ako nag-po-promote ng pelikula (laughs). I think binuhay ako para sabihing showing na ang U-Turn sa October 30. Mag-ingat at huwag basta basta mag-u-turn,” she joked.
The 30-year-old Kapamilya actress said she can’t help but remember what happened every time she drives by the area along Katipunan Avenue which is also on her way to work. “Nung March totoong nangyari sa buhay ko. Lagi ko siyang dinadaanan every single day. Kaya nung mayroon akong Instagram Story na parang papunta ako ng ASAP so same time siya at saka same area kung saan tumigil yung kotse ko. So parang sabi ko, ‘Shucks, parang creepy pala yung ganun, yung sikat ng araw parang same set-up. Mas konti lang yung kotse kasi nga siyempre nagka-pandemic tayo tapos Sunday yun. Sabi ko sa driver ko, ‘Huwag ka naman huminto dito. Doon ka naman sa loob.’ So yung yung pinaka-memorable na u-turn or road ever in my life,” she explained.
Kim also shared an update on the health condition of Xian Lim’s grandmother who had recently fallen ill. “Lagi naman kami nag-uusap ni Xian. Alam naman niya na nandidito ako lagi and thankful din kami na ngayon okay na ulit yung lola niya. Parang walang nangyari, parang normal na ulit and salamat sa Panginoon na hindi naman pala ganun ka-grabe yung nangyari sa lola niya and okay na ulit siya. Mahal na mahal lang talaga ni Xi yung mommy niya, lola niya, kasi dun talaga siya lumaki,” she shared.
Watch the horror film U-Turn starting October 30 online by purchasing tickets for only 150 pesos via KTX.ph, iWantTFC, Cignal, or Sky Cable. U-Turn also stars Tony Labrusca and JM De Guzman. Directed by Derick Cabrido.