Kim Chiu's new challenges in 'Binondo Girl'

By Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at Apr 11 2011 05:22 PM | Updated as of Apr 12 2011 10:39 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Actress Kim Chiu shared her excitement about her latest television series "Binondo Girl."

“Masaya po ako dahil hindi ako pinapabayaan ng ABS-CBN. Masaya ako na binibigyan nila ako ng mga ganitong klaseng proyekto at malaki ang tiwala nila sa akin. Siyempre hindi ko babaliwalin ang binigay nila sa akin," Chiu said during a press conference about her newest show.

Chiu said her role in "Binondo Girl" is more challenging than her previous projects.

"Isa siyang challenging role for me. More on for family tapos may konting love. Challenging pero exciting," she said.

"Dito iba siya kasi hindi lang isa ang makakapareho ko, madami sila. Iba ang kwento at ang daming challenge na pagdadaanan ng character. At masaya ang mga kasama ko ang gagaling nila," she added.

In the series, Chiu will have three leading men -- Xian Lim, Matteo Guidicelli and Jolo Revilla.

"Nakaka-excite, first time ko silang maka-trabaho. Actually, si Matteo nakasama ko na sa 'Your Song.' Si Zian, nakasama ko pero saglit lang sa 'Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.' Sobrang excited," she said.

"Binondo Girl" will also star Glydel Mercado, Cherry Pie Picache and Ai Ai delas Alas.

According to Chiu, the series is really close to her heart since it will showcase the life of a Chinese family.

She divulged she will be speaking Chinese in some scenes of the series.

Without Gerald

Another challenge for Chiu is the fact that she won't be with her long-time on-screen partner and rumored ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson.

"Yun nga po ang challenge para sa akin. Lahat ng series ko, kasama ko si Gerald. Ngayon, kakaibang series itong Binondo Girl," the actress said.

“Lahat ng series may pressure, hindi naman kampante dapat. Siyempre makakadagdag ng motivation yung pressure, pero kampante naman ako sa project kong ito at sigurado ako sa sarili ko na kakayanin ko,” she added.

Chiu vowed she will give her best in the series, even without Anderson.

"Basta ako masaya ako sa binigay na proyekto sa akin at sisiguraduhin ko na mamahalin ang trabaho ko," she said.

When asked about reports that Anderson will have a cameo role in "Binondo Girl," Chiu replied: "Hindi ko po alam, wala pa pong sinasabi."