Kim Chiu in The Healing – July 25 2012

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Gerald Anderson – “…Abala muna si Kim sa shooting ng horror film na The Healing, kung saan gumaganap siya bilang anak ng Star for All Seasons na si Vilma Santos. First time ni Kim na gumawa ng isang horror film kaya aminado siyang nahirapan. “Medyo mahirap lang kasi horror ‘tapos may mga effects-effects, kaya ayun, nakakapanibago,”sabi ni Kim nang makausap ng (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kahapon, March 11, pagkatapos ng ASAP 2012. Aminado si Kim na noong una ay medyo nahihiya siya sa mga eksena nila ni Ate Vi, pero ngayon ay wala na raw siyang ilang na nararamdaman dito. “Mabait naman kasi talaga siya, e,” pagtukoy niya sa Batangas governor. “‘Pag na-meet mo siya, close na kayo agad. Parang ganoon. Ganoon ang personality niya.” Si Chito Roño ang director ng The Healing. Kamusta namang katrabaho si Direk Chito? “Maayos naman siyang magdirek. Nakakatakot, pero at least, matututo ka,” sabi ni Kim…Kasi siyempre, two years na rin ang nakalipas. “Kaya ayun, kailangan na rin ng inspirasyon.” Ang ibig sabihin ni Kim dito ay dalawang taon na ang nakalipas mula nang mabalitang naghiwalay sila ni Gerald Anderson. Posible ba na si Xian na ang susunod niyang maging boyfriend? “Ay, ayoko namang sabihin kasi nakakahiya. Basta!…” – Rommel Placente (READ MORE)

Fuller and Gorgeous – “…Everyone gushes that pretty as she was, the new fuller Kim Chiu is now even more gorgeous. It all started with her role in the 2011 ABS-CBN television series My Binondo Girl where she likened her role to Disney’s Mulan. She had to appear stronger, fiercer. She was determined to gain weight and so she went to the gym. It was in the same show that the public warmed up on her team-up with Xian Lim, also a Star Magic talent. I invited myself to one of the photo shoots featuring the famous love team and they filled me in on how they keep fit. My daughter reminded me to tell Kim and Xian that I am one of the avid fans of their team-up. Endearing as they were on television, I walked out of the shoot liking them a lot more. Star Magic, now celebrating its 20th year in managing talents, has done a remarkable job not only in developing talents but also in nurturing great character. Kim was everything she was on TV – sweet, kind, friendly, charming, real, and funny. Her personal trainer Boyet Trinidad describes Kim as a model client. “She is very committed. She hits the gym thrice a week despite being extremely busy. She follows the exercise regimen without any complaint. She has gained pounds already, improved her cardio, strength, and has developed muscle endurance. She can now run 3k on the treadmill…” – Mylene Mendoza-Dayrit (READ MORE)

The Ultimate ‘It’ Girl – “…Kim looked exhausted from taping, but still agreed to do the photo shoot on a Sunday when she should have been resting. She arrived on time and smiled at everyone on the set, even to some fans. Kim showed energy posing for the camera, changing outfits, and sitting down for an interview…She considers having legions of fans, most of which are young girls, as a great blessing. Being famous, she is often allowed to cut into the front of the line or avail of a discount when she shops in stores. But in spite all these, Kim doesn’t see herself as a superstar. “I’m an actress,” as she prefers to be called…Kim confessed that when she has nothing else to do, she would splurge on shopping. She also revealed that when she chooses items, she doesn’t look at the price tag. Kim doesn’t have a stylist, so she relies on her own taste to come up with a look from head to toe. “I mix and match my own clothes. I like colorful dresses that are unique.” She admitted she feels uneasy if she doesn’t have lipstick in her purse. “Kahit maiwan na ang powder o ang concealer, basta huwag lang ang lipstick.”…Kim is constantly on her cellphone and the Internet to keep in touch with family and friends. “I ask them (older brothers) what they are having for dinner and what are they doing. For my friends, I invite them to join me at tapings to keep me company…” – Napoleon Quintos (READ MORE)

The Role – “…While filming the movie, there were moments wherein she felt intimidated by Vilma’s stature as an actress, which made it a bit difficult for her to deliver certain scenes. But Kim was grateful to Vilma because the latter encouraged her to stay focused in her role. “Sabi niya gawin mo dapat mong gawin sa isang eksena. Huwag mong sasayangin. Paulit-ulit niyang sinasabi na sayang yung eksena.” Vilma was equally very taken with Kim ever since they did a sample of a confrontation scene for Vilma: A Woman For All Seasons (a five-part TV special in 2009). In the meantime, Kim is gearing up for her newest soap Ina, Kapatid, Anak which also top-bills Maja Salvador, Xian Lim, and Enchong Dee. Aside from her easy camaraderie with fellow young stars, she is also excited to play Cherry Pie Picache’s daughter in the story. “It’s different dynamic. First time namin magkatrabaho ni Ms. Pie na mag-ina kami. Madaming beses na kaming nagkasama sa teleserye pero hindi siya yung kakampi ko. Yun ang isa sa mga dapat abangan ng viewers dito…” – Rachelle Siazon (READ MORE)

Kim Chiu (born Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu on April 19, 1990 in Tacloban/Chinese name: Zhang Jinzhu, Chinese characters, is a Filipino-Chinese actress. She lived in Cebu City before she went to Manila for Pinoy Big Brother. Chiu was the first winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition and is currently part of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic contract artists. She is also a recording artist, having launched her only album entitled ‘Gwa Ai Di.’…Chiu is slated to do a horror film with Vilma Santos titled, The Healing and a reunion movie project with perrenial leading man, Anderson tentatively titled, For The Sake Of Love. Chiu will also be starring in a new upcoming drama entitled, Ina, Kapatid, Anak with Xian Lim, Maja Salvador and Enchong Dee and set to do a romantic-comedy movie with Xian Lim. – Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Kim Chiu and Vilma Santos

The Healing (2012) – “…Stories about the Filipino tradition of going to faith healers for guidance and treatment of ailments have not yet been tackled in-depth in movies. And in our film, the viewers will not just be horrified, they’ll somehow be challenged to think as to how faith healing has already been part of our culture…” – ABS-CBN News (READ MORE)

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