Xian Lim got emotional when Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto, Angel Locsin and director Bb. Joyce Bernal gave positive feedback on his work in Star Cinema’s latest offering titled, Everything About Her. It can be remembered that during the film’s principal photography, the Kapamilya star got flaks from bashers, questioning his inclusion in the project considering that it’s with two award-winning actresses and he hasn’t proven anything yet in the acting department.
“I’m really grateful to be part of this wonderful project,” says Xian. “My heartfelt thanks to Star Cinema for the trust. The same goes to Direk Joyce, Tita Vi and Angel. Their encouraging words I will forever treasure. They’ve given me the chance to show everything I’ve got. It’s a huge honor to work with them.”
The appealing lad considers the experience as part of a learning process.
“Yes…if I really want to stay long in the industry. Tita Vi told me that I still have a lot to learn and discover to further hone my craft and I took her advice by heart. That’s why I’m appreciative of all those who expressed their concern on me at the height of the controversy. I’m grateful that they boosted my morale then despite all the criticisms from my detractors.”
Speaking of the bad press he got, Xian is clueless why he received such.
“It came to my attention when we were already mid-way in shooting the movie. In case many don’t know, I read write-ups about me so I know what to maintain or improve on. In truth, before I started filming, I already had a feeling that issues like this would crop up. In a way, I was really anticipating this angle to be played up.
“So what I did was to turn the negative into positive. Of course I got hurt with the tirades on my acting, but I didn’t let it ruin my disposition and whole being. Instead, I gave my best in the movie. I used it as a motivating tool and I guess, it worked!”
Hearing the positive remarks from his illustrious co-stars and director is more than enough for the popular actor.
“It really feels good that Tita Vi, Angel and Direk Joyce came to my defense. Their nice words are an attestation that I did well. To reiterate, I’m very honored to be part of this huge project. Definitely, it marks another milestone in my career,” ends Xian.
According to Heart Evangelista, she might lie low from showbiz in the coming days to give more time to painting.
“Well, let’s face it, your popularity in the ‘biz is not forever. You may be hot now, but tomorrow, it’s uncertain if you will still have that kind of following. On the contrary, painting stands the tests of time. As you mature or as time passes by, the market value of your works become higher. People will remember you because of the impact that your paintings brought,” she avers.
For the beauteous Kapuso star, her paintings are a legacy.
“I want to think it that way. I want something to leave behind, so to speak. I want to fall in love with something that would be precious and treasured by people. Then something that people will fall in love with somebody else, you know, with some other artists.”
Does this mean she will turn her back on show business?
“Of course not, since it’s my first love. It’s just a matter of dividing my time, I guess.”
On the home front, the pretty actress sheds light on the public’s query on her having a baby with senator husband Chiz Escudero.
“Given the chance, we want it at the end of this year. You know, I have contracts to fulfill and I don’t want to be unprofessional if ever. I will finish all my obligations first then…presto! When that moment comes, I want to give my child a hundred per cent of my time and attention!” Heart states.
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