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Kim Chiu And Xian Lim Star In The PH Adaptation Of The Korean Film “Always”

Ending their 8-year onscreen romance drought, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim showcase their chemistry anew in this comeback movie

After eight years of love team hiatus, on-screen and off-screen partners Kim Chiu and Xian Lim cannot help but gush about their upcoming reunion movie, Always. Their comeback film is a Philippine adaptation of the 2011 South Korean blockbuster drama which tells the story of a former boxer whose past has toughened his heart and an optimistic telemarketer who is slowly turning blind.

The original Korean movie starred So Ji-Sub (Oh My VenusDoctor Lawyer) and Han Hyo-joo (WHappiness). 

In an interview with Star Magic’s Inside News, the actress and It’s Showtime host shares: “Sobrang excited kami to show this movie sa mga taong sumusuporta sa amin and then, very happy.”

Xian, on the other hand, talks about why he is thrilled to be part of the project: “We grow up with our audience—nakita nila from when we started na rom-com and now, mas mature na ’yung mga roles and emotion na ibibigay namin.”

When asked about how they managed to steer clear of awkward encounters on set, Kim was the first one to butt in. “It helps na we know each other and we’re always together. Nandu’n ’yung comfortability namin sa isa’t-isa,” she says.

Xian also explains, “Parang natawa lang kami kasi parang ang tagal na naming hindi nagka-work so it feels different this time around dahil iba na ’yung experience na bitbit niya, iba na rin ’yung experience na bitbit ko.”

As for the adjustments that they have to deal with, Kim answers, “Wala. It’s just my hunger to do acting again after so long and then, inaral ko rin talaga.” The actress also mentioned that Filipinos have grown accustomed to watching K-content, so it was easier for her to take on the role.

Nu’ng pandemic, napamahal tayo sa Korean world. Nandu’n ’yung atake nila na malambot lang pero at the same time, may puso talaga,” she adds.

Hitting the big screen this September 28, Always is adapted by Mel Mendoza and directed by Dado Lumibao.

Lead photos from VIVA Films