Kuya Kim shares Anne Curtis' 'secret'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 23 2014 03:57 PM | Updated as of Jan 23 2014 11:57 PM

Kuya Kim Atienza and Anne Curtis

MANILA -- TV host and weatherman Kim Atienza continued to defend his "It's Showtime" co-host Anne Curtis, refuting charges that the actress has become swell-headed because of her popularity.

"Si Anne ang tipo ng artista na sanay sa fame," Atienza said in an interview on Thursday at the press launch for Novuhair. "Eleven pa lang, sikat na 'yan, 'di tulad ng ilan na kapag nakatikim ay magbabago. Walang ganoon 'yan."

Atienza was among the celebrities who immediately showed his support for Curtis, after reports of a drunken episode at a high-end surfaced in December.

On Thursday, Atienza vouched for Curtis's good nature, as he narrated a story about how the actress fulfilled the wish of a dying fan.

"Ang nakita lang kasi kay Anne ay 'yung controversy. Hindi alam ng nakakaraming tao na si Anne, on her free time, umiikot sa ospital 'yan, naghahanap ng matutulungan yan. Walang media, siya lang mag-isa," Atienza revealed.

"Nalaman ko lang 'yan dahil one time sinabihan ako ni Anne, 'Kim, may special request 'yung bata, dying fan mo. Can you just show yourself? Kapag nakita ka, sasaya ito.'

"So pagpunta ko doon I realized na inaaraw-araw ni Anne
'yung batang 'yon. 'Di naman niya kilala, tinweet lang sa kanya. Ganoong klaseng tao 'yon. 'Yung nakikita niya sa Twitter niya, kapag kailangan nandoon. Napakabait at napakamatulungin na tao si Anne. At ang fame ni Anne, wala sa ulo niya," the "Matanglawin" host added.

Atienza credits the actress' continued success -- it was just announced that Curtis will star in the upcoming fantasy series "Dyesebel" -- to her character.

"Alam ng management 'yung ugali niya, kung gaano siya kahusay na tao. Binigyan siya ng break. Kung totoo 'yung mga kontrobersiya niya ay hindi pinagkatiwalaan ng management 'yan. Ipinahinga muna," he pointed out.

Asked if he is willing to do cameo role in "Dyesebel," Atienza kiddingly said: "Shokoy, oo. Basta hindi Kuya Kim. Gusto ko pagpasok ko, may role ako. Ayaw ko ng ako. Basta cameo lang."