"Talagang para kay Kim ang project na 'to."
This was Chito Rono's revelation about Kim Chiu last week, October 12, at the Bloggers Conference of their much-awaited film "The Ghost Bride."
Their reunion project following 2012's "The Healing" and 2015's "Etiquette For Mistresses" is meant to be for Kim because "nung nag-decide kaming mag-'Ghost Bride,' it has to be somebody na within the Chinese community, Chinese family.
"Pangalan na ni Kim ang lumabas, not only it is going to be easier kasi marunong siyang mag-Chinese, but also it is going to be exciting kasi involved 'yung heritage niya. Mas mafi-feel niya 'yung character na pino-portray niya kasi hindi naman siya masyadong malayo. I don't think this time may ibang artista, it will always be Kim," the blockbuster horror director stressed.
Furthermore, Direk Chito explained why he thinks the Chinita Princess perfectly fits the starring role.
"Kim Chiu is always ready to... parang do a solo movie. Dito ang Kim Chiu na makikita mo ay talagang ang layo ng mga emotions," the acclaimed director said. "From hoping to desperate to angry, lahat ginawa niya. Sabi ko nga ibang-iba na Kim Chiu ang makikita mo rito. As in ang layo."
Well, Kim did not disappoint Direk Chito.
"Mabait siya, professional," Direk said.
"Honestly, isa sa mga masasabi ko kay Kim, minsan nauuna pa siya sa akin so she's always prepared," he added.
Direk Chito then relayed to the bloggers how complicated and hard Kim's character Mayen is in the film.
"Alam ko na mahihirapan ako kasi ang daming pagdadaanan nung character. Ang dami niyang normal choices na nagiging abnormal 'yung consequence especially when the supernatural elements come into the scenes kasi nga they are illogical of course, and the way to deal with it if the character is steadfast... malakas ang character niya eh... Pero you are confronted with something that's all beyond you.
"So parang minamaliit ng pangyayari ang pagkatao ni Mayen... It's beyond her control," he explained.
Curious about "The Ghost Bride" even more?
Don't worry because this horror film is slated to be released in cinemas starting November 1.