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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jul 30, 2013

Director Joyce Bernal Explains Why Kim Chiu-Xian Lim Love Team Is Unique

DIRECTOR JOYCE BERNAL adopts a self help book on the big screen for the first time, “Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo”. Which came first, the book or the film project? “Nauna yung project offered to me by Star Cinema, starring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim,” she says. “Nabuo na namin yung story, then pumasok itong book ni Ramon Bautista. Dahil dun, nagkaroon ng ibang flavour ang story.”

She has directed many love teams before. What does she think of the Kim Chiu-Xian Lim tandem that she’s handling for the first time? “They have good chemistry. Pero nasanay kasi ko sa mga leading men who fall in love with their ka-love team during the shooting at hindi ko sila nakita na nagkaganoon. What they have is a deep friendship that they don’t want to share with other kundi para sa kanilang dalawa lang. And that’s when I realize na puede pala yung ganoon. Unique nga sila. They just act naturally on the set. Xian eats lahat ng pagkaing natitira ni Kim. Ano ba yun? Ganun sila ka-at home sa isa’t isa. But you can see their respect for each other.”

Kim herself attests to this. “I really appreciate yung respeto niya sa buong pamilya namin. Yung willingness niya to wait, to know me more. I can feel he understands me and that’s very important kasi not a lot of people understand me. He always has a ready ear to listen. When I have a problem, I consult him, pakikinggan niya talaga and then he gives me his inputs.”

And we’re sure you’ll agree that is one of the best ways to start a truly good and lasting relationship.