- Kim Molina’s film Jowable is a hit in cinemas
- Rumors are that her talent fee increased after starring in the film
- The actress was overwhelmed by the movie’s success
Singer and actress Kim Molina was overwhelmed by the success of her launching movie Jowable under Viva films.The movie which details one woman’s search for love was directed by Daryll Yap.
“I’m very happy and I feel very honored to be part of it. Like my smile di siya matanggal ngayon sobrang saya ko kasi una sa lahat yung prod-prod po kasi namin with everyone… masaya din kasi eh. Kumbaga parang we just felt like we are bunch of theater actors excited for another project, for another play kasi ganoon po yung nararamdaman ko whenever I have new musicals.”
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With the success of her launching movie, it was rumored that she is now enjoying an increased talent fee at ABS-CBN.
When asked about the matter, the actress only answered in jest. “Ang masasabi ko po diyan Viva po ang makakasagot ng ganyang mga katanungan sapagkat ako po ay nagtratrabaho lamang. Ako po ay isang aktor na gustong ipamahagi sa inyo ang aking talento. Yun lang naman po. Sa mga na mga papera-pera na ganyan wala po akong alam as of now. Kakapalabas pa lang po ng aking pelikula na maraming salamat naman po tintangkilik nila.”
Before gaining her lead role in Jowable, Kim was first seen in her iWant movie MOMOL Nights along with Kit Thompson. The movie centers on a woman, portrayed by Kim, who tries to move on from a failed relationship through MOMOL leading to one-night stands.
The actress was then asked to compare her two films both of which she said were challenging to do.
“It’s two different materials po din kasi kumbaga I can’t compare them with one another because it is too different from each other kumbaga. MOMOL Nights was hard for me in a sense it was my first lead role na launched digitally and it was also my very first bed scene as in bed scene talaga. I came from a very conservative family. Ang MOMOL Nights po kasi the material also delikado. Comedy po kasi siya but at the same time it’s very sexy.”
Meanwhile, the actress also opened up about her bed scene in the Viva film with real life boyfriend Jerald Napoles which she described as awkward.
“Jowable is hard for me but it was my real boyfriend kumbaga it was really awkward naman for me. Every time kasi me and Gerald, every time na mag-eksena kami we see to it na mauna po yung actor kami so tinatanggal po muna namin si Kim at si Jerald sa pagkatao namin. So it’s really Elsa and Bumbay. We’re just actually blessed na we’re trained sa theaters so ganun po kami ka-trained,” she shared.
What is her favorite scene in Jowable?
“Ako favorite scene ko yung bar scene ng friends. One take din po yun. It’s my favorite because I’m working with two of the best comedians in the country for me Chad Kinis and Cai Cortez. Although idagdag na po natin so Jobelyn (Manuel) na bago sa industriya pero meron din yung bata eh. Para lang din po aking nasa teatro. Ang sarap ng batuhan kasama yung mga co-actors mo na generous sa eksena.”
Though Kim gained praise for her performance, the actress said that she is not aiming to win any awards to avoid frustrations.
“Bonus na lang po if ever. It’s another blessing if ever mabigyan po tayo ng pagkakataon. But I couldn’t say I’m aiming for it kasi ako po pinalaki po ako ng magulang ko na if you are aiming for something more than what you already have, yung ulo mo lalaki tapos if hindi mo makuha, masyado kang made-depress or masyadong masakit para sa ‘yo. If you expect too much, it’s gonna be too painful for you that you won’t be able to move on to another project.”
In the recent updates, Jowable has now reached a gross earning of P47.5 million since it was released last September 25, Wednesday, in the cinemas. Kim said that the movie was unexpected for her. She was also thankful for the supporters of her movie.
“Sa lahat po na nakanood na ng Jowable maraming salamat po sa inyo. Jowable nation mahal na mahal po namin kayo. Hindi po namin inaasahan na ganito po kainit ang pagtanggap niyo sa amin. Hanggang ngayon po 41 million and counting. Sana marami pa po ang makakanood ng aking pelikula. Sana po patuloy niyo kaming suportahan. Thank you so much,” Kim said.
The actress revealed that she has another Viva film lined up. Apart from this, she can also be seen in the hit afternoon series Kadenang Ginto as Savannah Rosales. She is also part of the movie Unforgettable as the best friend of Sarah Geronimo’s character. In addition, Kim was also cast in the Viva film Love The Way You Lie starring Alex Gonzaga and Xian Lim.
The actress is still hoping to perform in a concert and showcase her talents as a singer.
Kimverlie Soriano Molina or Kim is also popular as a stage actress. She is known for her role Aileen in the hit Filipino stage musical Rak Of Aegis.
She has also landed roles in different series like The General’s Daughter, Bagani, Sana Dalawa ang Puso, La Luna Sangre, and Till I Met You. While her previous movies were Miss Granny, Ang Pambansang Third Wheel, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes, Luck At First Sight, Extra Service, and Camp Sawi.