Even if Xian Lim has recently left Star Magic and moved to Viva Artists Agency, Kim Chiu maintains that nothing will change in their love team and treatment for each other.
“Yes, it remains the same. It’s just a change in management. It’s Xian’s decision so I respect that. What’s good between the two of us, we support each other in all aspects of our lives especially if it concerns career growth. So, I don’t see any problem with the choice he made,” she avers.
This early, their legions of fans are worrying that due to this development, their love team is already on the verge of collapse.
“Oh no! I want to assure KimXi fanatics that there’s no cause for alarm. It’s like Xian just wanted another company to look after his career but as to the projects that he should do, they’re still the same, including the ones with me. So to put all their fears to rest, our love team will continue even if Xian is under VAA.”
It was a bold and daring step on Xian’s side to arrive at such decision. Did he consult her about it?
“Nope! I think he’s old and mature enough to decide for himself on what he really wants to happen in his life. I’m not his folks. As for me, I would just support wherever he wants to go.”
Interestingly, the petite star is set to do a movie in which she gets paired with Ryan Bang.
“That’s right!” she confirms. “It’s a comedy-horror vehicle. I’m simply excited because I missed doing a comedy. The great Tony Y. Reyes is directing the material so you can only expect the best. I’m honored that in one of his rare projects for Star Cinema, I’m the female lead.
“Doing a comedy is therapeutic. It’s like you’re not working at all when you’re on the set. You’ll just laugh and laugh. You won’t notice the passing of hours. I’m sure the viewers will like our offering which will both make them laugh and scream.”
It’s the first time that she will star in a big screen project opposite Ryan. Is there pressure?
“To be honest, there’s none. As I’ve said earlier, it’ll be a fun and memorable experience for sure. The freshness of my combination with Ryan is a definite ace. It should break the monotony of my usual drama offerings. I really hope that for my first potboiler for 2018, the public will support it 100 percent!”
The charming lass is coming from the ratings success of her daytime series Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin along with Gerald Anderson which had its curtain call weeks ago.
“Thank you! The support we got for the show is just overwhelming. I hope the public will extend it for my upcoming comedy vehicle,” ends Kim.
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At this point in her career, Regine Velasquez knows that she’s no longer the hottest female singer in the land.
“Yes, I’m very much aware of that fact. I’m in the phase where I can accept life’s realities. I’m a practical person. Perhaps, that helps. It’s something not to be dreaded, though,” she states.
Instead of being fazed with the entry of younger chanteuses into the music scene, Asia’s Songbird just wants to count her blessings.
“At 47, I’m grateful that there are still opportunities given to me to still perform. That’s a blessing. Not everybody is given the chance to do that, right? Instead of putting yourself under pressure and asking if your decline is imminent, just learn to accept the truth. It’s the natural law of the universe.
“Personally, my still being visible on television and the concert stage is one thing that I should be very thankful for. I am still seen on GMA shows and I have concerts like #paMORE together with Martin Nievera, Erik Santos and my husband, Ogie Alcasid. I’m happy to continue entertaining the public with my gift of music.”
For the accomplished singer-actress-host, this realization came at the most perfect time.
“True! It happened when I already have different priorities in life, foremost of which is my family. I cherish the moments I have with Ogie and Nate. When you’re content with your personal state, you won’t have thoughts if you’re already nearing the end of your career or whatever,” says Regine.
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