Xian Lim and Kim Chiu. File Photo.
MANILA – Xian Lim will soon be reunited with love-team partner Kim Chiu on the big screen as he inked a new contract with Star Cinema on Monday.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News and other reporters, Lim revealed that he will have two upcoming movies with Chiu slated for release this year.
“Kasama ko si Kim sa isa. Sa susunod na movie kasama ko rin po si Kim and si Ms. Ai Ai delas Alas. Marami silang aabangan. Sana magustuhan nila,” he said.
Lim is hoping they could replicate the success of their last movie “Bride for Rent,” which earned P325 million in three weeks, making it the highest grossing January release in the Philippines.
“I'm very happy. I'm pretty sure si Kim sobrang saya kasi sobrang unexpected. Nung ‘Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo,’ sobrang kabado namin kasi first time namin mag-big screen. Tapos nung ‘Bride for Rent,’ medyo nagkakapaan pa rin kami so everything was very unexpected. Sana suportahan din nila,” he said.
While the popular tandem will reunite in the big screen, Lim said he will be paired with a different actress in his upcoming TV drama.
“Last week of May 'yung start ng taping namin under Star Creatives. Hindi po kasama si Kim. Ang alam ko lang po kasama ko si Ian Veneracion, Ms. Carmina Villarroel and si Jessy Mendiola,” he said.
“Nakatambal ko na si Jessy dati sa ‘MMK’ mga two years ago. Hindi pa kami masyado nagkakatrabaho, isang beses pa lang. Nakakatuwa na magkakasama kami sa project na 'to,” he said about Mendiola.
Lim, however, stressed that this doesn’t mean he and Chiu will no longer have a TV project in the future.
“Maa-assure po namin kayong lahat [na magkakatrabaho pa kami ulit ni Kim]. I've been getting a lot of messages din naman na kahit saan kami pumunta, they are there pa rin behind us,” he said.