Close to Home

  • Page Views 1808
  • Kim Chiu takes on her new role easily as she gets it completely

     Kim Chiu was reared by her grandmother that’s why her role in “Da One That Got Away” is nothing new to her.

    “Laking lola din po ako so malapit sa akin ang role na ito,” Kim mused when asked what’s the difference between her Mayen character in “The Ghost Bride” and Carmel in “Da One That Got Away.

    As Carmel, the spiritista granddaughter of lola played by Marissa Delgado, Kim inherited her lola’s trade due to old age as “nakakalimutan niya ang spells and chants”.

    “’Yun ang pinagkapareho nila,” she quipped. “Doon po sa Ghost Bride, parehas naman po sila na gagawin ang lahat para sa pamilya which is ‘yun ang pinakagusto kong i-portray na parang typical Filipino na anak na gagawin ang lahat para sa magulang. Ito naman, gagawin niya rin ang lahat para sa lola niya.”

    But the characters she plays in the two movies are disparate, she stressed.

    “Si Mayen ay mag-isa niyang tinahak ang problema niya. Sinolo niya lahat, nagdesisyon siyang mag-isa. Ito namang si Carmel, may mga kabigan siya saka sobrang jolly siya.

    “Si Mayen sobrang serious na laging kabado, ito namang si Carmel fun lang na merong maraming barkada, may pinsan at merong lola.

    “Fun si Carmel at si Mayen matured siya. Si Carmel kuwela.”

    Having done several horror films, Kim is tagged the Horror Princess.

    “Wala naman pong umaangkin so baka puwede kong angkinin. Wala naman pong umaangkin kaya ako po muna kung puwede sana. Masaya po ako na after ng ‘Ghost Bride’ ito po uli, horror. ‘Yung iba takot sa horror na buong horror. Ito horror-comedy, dalawang genres na gustung-gustong i-portray, na manakot at magpatawa. Money-back guarantee kung hindi sila matawa,” she said.

    Kimgets a new leading man in the movie – Ryan Bang. Working with the Korean actor was a welcome change for Kim.

    “Si Ryan, given naman na nakakatawa po siya pero sa movie na ito nakita ko ang passion niya. Ito ‘yung passion niya na gusto niyang ipakita sa audience, ‘yung kung ano yung kaya niyang ibigay.

    “Kapag nagme-memorize siya ay nakatago siya sa isang sulok kasi nga nahihirapan siyang mag-memorize. Nandoon ‘yung kagustuhan niyang mapaganda ang pelikulang ito,” she said. She noted Ryan did his best to play his part well.

    “Si Ryan, sobra siyang game sa kahit na ano kasi best in adlib kami. Nagugulat na lang si direk, eh, na parang wala sa script ‘yun,ha. Minsan nasasampal ko siya tapos go pa rin siya. ‘Sandali lang Kim, wala naman sa script yun, eh.’ Parang fun naman, game naman siya, hindi naman siya nagagalit,” Kim shared.

    Does she believe in ghosts?

    “Naniniwala ako na meron talagang ghost. Meron silang unfinished business kaya hindi sila nakakatawid ng langit. Kaya minsan sa buhay ay hindi talaga dapat tayo mag-hold ng galit sa puso kasi hindi natin alam kung hanggang kailan ang buhay natin kasi minsan wala na tayo sa mundo pero hindi pa tayo marunong magpatawad, hindi tayo marunong maging masaya para sa iba. Parang gano’n. Parang iyon ang nagho-hold sa isang tao para hindi makatawid.

    “Pero mas matakot tayo sa totoong tao kaysa sa mga ghost kasi ang ghost ay meron lang unfinished business, hindi naman nila tayo magagalaw.”

    A. Brosas, mb.com

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • Nathan Longchallon
      18 September 2020
      8 hours ago No comment

      Missing Man in Burnaby: Nathan Longchallon, 26

      The Burnaby RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 26-year-old Nathan Longchallon. Nathan was last seen walking north bound on Patterson Avenue near Victory Street in Burnaby at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Nathan is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a slender build, ...

    • 17 September 2020
      1 day ago No comment

      B.C. election looms, while chance of federal election lessens

      B.C.’s next provincial election is scheduled to happen on October 16, 2021. But it could take place earlier if the B.C. NDP government of Premier John Horgan decides to call an election earlier. Or if the Horgan government loses the confidence of the legislative assembly. By many indications, Horgan ...

    • 17 September 2020
      1 day ago No comment

      Dr. Theresa Tam’s update on COVID-19 

      Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement: “There have been 138,803 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,188 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across ...

    • 17 September 2020
      1 day ago No comment

      Prime Minister announces next steps for Safe Restart Agreement

      As we move into the fall and the world continues to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, the Government of Canada remains focused on keeping Canadians safe and healthy, while continuing to ensure they have the supports needed during this global health and economic crisis. The Prime Minister, Justin ...

    • 17 September 2020
      1 day ago No comment

      Amal Clooney urges PH to protect press freedom, honor international commitments

      International human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin-Clooney on Tuesday urged the Philippine government to protect the free press and honor its international commitments on human rights. Speaking before Philippine business leaders in an online forum, Clooney said, “if you want to have a functioning democracy, protect the press. To protect ...

    %d bloggers like this: