Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu expressed her gratitude to Viva on Monday, September 12, for giving her the chance to star in a movie that is neither a romantic comedy nor horror.
Chiu and boyfriend Xian Lim star in Viva’s Filipino adaptation of the Korean movie Always.
“Matagal ko na talagang gusto na magkaroon ng movie na ganito ang feels. Though thankful ako na binibigyan ako ng mga romcom, ng mga horrors, lately puro horror. So parang na-excite ako sa genre na ito na simple lang ang k’wento pero nandoon ang puso. Parang nakakaiyak siya pero hindi mo siya sinasadya,” she said during the movie’s press conference.
Chiu added, “Simple pero malalim na heartfelt.”
She was also ecstatic that Lim would be with her in the film. Their last big screen pairing was in 2015, the Metro Manila Film Festival Entry All You Need is Pag-Ibig.
“First of all, movie ko ito under Viva Films and I’m very happy of course. Dahil una, gusto ko talaga ng mga Korean movies and I’m very happy na in-offer nila ito. And then they want us to make a Filipino adaptation of a Korean movie. ‘Yun pa lang, yung thought pa lang na iyon, parang na-happy ako.”
The actress was also glad to act once again, saying, “And the thought of me missing the acting world kasi lately hosting, guesting, sayaw. Na-miss ko talaga ang first love ko which is acting.”
“Ang daming bagay na makakapag-yes sa akin dito sa movie na ito. Of course, andoon si Xian na kasama ko, and then the Korean movie, and me going back to acting. So I’m very thankful for Viva for choosing me to do this and for this opportunity that they gave me,” she added.
Always will be available in cinemas on September 28.