Manila, Philippines – BATANGAS Gov. Vilma Santos revealed why she hand-picked young actress Kim Chiu to co-star with her in the horror-suspense film “The Healing.”
Directed by Chito Roño, “The Healing” marks Santos’ 50th anniversary in show business. For the special big-screen outing, the woman dubbed “Star for All Seasons” said she especially chose Chiu among the the “new breed” of local superstars.
“This one, ‘yung kay Kim, special request ko ‘to. When I read the script, ang sinabi nila, ‘May kasama ka dito, na ito ‘yung role niya. Sino sa mga new breed of superstars natin ang gusto mo makasama?’ And then nagbigay sila ng pangalan and I chose Kim,” Santos said.
Santos enthused that the horror starrer is a departure from Chiu’s usual portrayals.
“Si Kim, ano eh, fresh, plus the fact ‘yung role magugulat ho kayo kasi hindi ito love team-love team, ‘yung Kim na madalas natin makita, ‘yung pa-sweet na may love team. Iba ho si Kim dito, kaya perfect ‘yung challenge na ito for her,” Santos said. (ABS-CBN News Online)