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Why Xian Lim believes more in local stories, artistry

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Why Xian Lim believes more in local stories, artistryActor Xian Lim prefers to be part of a film or a series created by local storytellers. He would be much more proud to associate himself with original materials instead of doing a local adaptation of a popular foreign title like the ones produced in South Korea.

In a virtual junket on Tuesday, the 32-year-old actor was asked if he would be willing to do a local adaptation of any K-Dramas, to which he replied with utter confidence.

“Why not just make an original Filipino film that we can proudly say na atin ‘to. Instead of making an adaptation, let’s create our own and let the other countries do their adaptation of our own story,” he asserted.

Why Xian Lim believes more in local stories, artistry
Xian Lim joins GMA Network for the upcoming primetime series ‘Love. Die. Repeat.’ opposite Jennylyn Mercado.

As an artist, Xian has this voracious appetite for creating new material. In fact, working behind the camera is one of his longtime dreams that he’s making baby step efforts to have it realized.

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“I want to create, write stories, and work behind the camera. I hope I’d be given another chance to do that,” he said.

In his effort to explore his artistry, Xian officially joins GMA Network for the upcoming primetime series Love. Die. Repeat. He is sharing the screen with one of the Kapuso prized stars, Jennylyn Mercado.

In a brand new and out-of-the-box concept, Jennylyn is bound to showcase her acting prowess as she takes on the role of Angela Zafra, a woman who is stuck reliving the day of her husband's death over and over again.

Known for the many hats he wears – an actor, model, host, and director – Xian is set to portray the character of Bernard Yuzon, Angela’s husband, a civil engineer who works in a company that renovates old houses. He plans on starting his own business/construction company for his family's future.

The talented actor voices his gratitude to the Kapuso Network for entrusting him the series, “It feels wonderful to be a part of this series na Love. Die. Repeat. and I feel grateful to GMA Network na nabigyan nila ako ng pagkakataon to be part of this project.”

Xian also expressed his enthusiasm to take on the role of Bernard and to work with new faces from the network, “First page pa lang ng script, gustong-gusto ko na. I’m a huge fan of the genre ng time loop. I’ve worked with a couple of people already in this series but the rest of the cast, ngayon ko pa lang makakatrabaho. In terms of accepting the project, the material is really fun and exciting for everyone to watch. At the same time, noong nakita ko ‘yung mga makakasama kong artists, they look really fun to be with and magja-jive kaming lahat to make this project great.”

It’s an exciting project indeed for both the network and the lead stars as they headline this ground-breaking project with their fresh pairing for the very first time on the small screen.

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