MANILA – It has been more than a decade since Kim Chiu was named the big winner of the first-ever teen edition of the “Pinoy Big Brother” reality show.
But no matter how much time has passed, Chiu admits that still reminisces about it every now and then.
“I always go back to that moment whenever I feel like I’m losing my purpose here in the industry. Or when I feel down, I just go back to that time. It always refreshes my drive in doing what I want. Lagi 'yung nasa memory ko. It’s a turning point in my life,” she shared in an interview on radio station RX 93.1.
Describing her whole “PBB” experience as surreal, Chiu said she picked up some lessons from it that she still treasures up to this day.
“One is pakikisama kasi when you enter the house, all of the people, you don’t know. You have to get to know them, you have to be friends with them. Dapat marunong ka mag-adjust,” she said.
Referring to her successful career, Chiu added: “‘PBB’ also made me realize na there are things that you don’t expect to happen but it is meant for you to happen. May mga surprises in life na hindi mo naman plinano to do it, or that you’ll make it, but it happened.”
Although she has has several challenges since entering showbiz, Chiu admitted quitting the entertainment industry has never crossed her mind.
“Hindi naman ako dumating sa stop kasi I love this platform. I love acting. I don’t really cry. Ayaw ko umiyak kasi it makes me feel weak. But when I am acting, I have to think of something tapos I would cry. Doon ko na lang nalalabas 'yung mga hidden emotions ko tapos bayad pa ako. May TF (talent fee) pa 'yung tears ko,” she said in jest.
“Life is not perfect. You always see me laughing but meron ding times na bakit ganito, bakit ganyan. So we have to go back and think of something that made us happy or inspired us. Bakit mo ba ginagawa ito? Para saan?” she explained.
Meanwhile, aside from looking back at all the things she’s done in her career, Chiu also talked about a project which she is excited to work on once the lockdown is lifted.
“I just did a movie. Actually hindi pa kami tapos kasi inabot kami ng quarantine. The title is ‘U-Turn.’ It is a different kind of movie. I watched the original. We are going to redo it, Philippine version,” she said.
Among her co-stars in the horror flick are JM de Guzman, Tony Labrusca and Martin del Rosario.
When asked if she is fond of doing scary films, she said: “Actually takot talaga ako sa horror movies.”
Fortunately, Chiu said nothing creepy has happened to her yet while filming.
“Siguro alam ng mga ghost na matatakutin ako so siguro huwag na itong girl na ito, kasi ang ingay. Adjust sila sa akin,” she said in jest.
While work is on hold for her during quarantine, Chiu said she is taking this opportunity to bond with her family.