Life has a way of sneaking up on you, as a song goes and truly, circumstances can bring people together in the funniest way possible. Something both Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson can relate to, as their tandem is reunited Star Cinema’s offering in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Star Magic, “24/7 In Love.” Kimeralds can enjoy watching their favorite team up on the silver screen again via the episode “Underwear Hero.”
In the movie, Kim plays the role of Patty, a driven young account executive who has to save her job by finding a guy, who rescued his neighbors from a fire fiasco in his underwear and became an instant celebrity. Unfortunately, the guy turns out to be Gerald’s character Alvin, her ex-boyfriend, whom she has hurt from the past.
The pair, who last appeared together in the movie “Till My Heartaches End” in 2010, were both happy to work with each other again. In fact, during the filming, Kim and Gerald proved their friendship is still as strong as ever. “Magkaibigan naman po kami talaga,” Kim said, even adding that her and Gerald’s career are intertwined since they won in the first “Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition.”
Gerald also revealed that even though they did not do a project for two years, working with Kim again brought back memories. “Two years ago pa yung huling movie namin ni Kim, tapos nun nagktrabaho kami ulit, parang bumabalik yung mga dating memories, yung mga alaala at kahit 2 years kaming hindi nagkasama sa shooting, parang yung first day pa lang, kilala na talaga namin isa’t isa, kaya sobrang komportable kami agad.”
Kim also recalled that during the shooting, that people from the sidelines kept on teasing her and Gerald, making them laugh at times. “Sa ‘min kasi ni Gerald, 4 years na kami lagi yung loveteam tapos nung sumalang na kami, na umarte na kami sa harap ng camera, ganon pa rin parang gamay na namin yung isa’t isa. Hindi na kami nag ‘sino kaya gaganito’ or ‘sino kaya maggaganito,’ parang natural na. Parang okay, maganda yung flow nung umarte kami. Kaya nagulat ako na, ‘ay oo naalala niya pa rin, naaalala ko pa rin.’”
Both shared they immediately agreed to the project after Mr. M (Johnny Manahan) brought it up as part of Star Magic’s 20th year celebration. Kim and Gerald are very thankful to Star Magic for treating them like family ever since they stepped out of the Big Brother house. They also are grateful for Star Magic’s guidance for their careers wouldn’t have lasted six years in the industry and still going strong.
As for the lessons they have learned in making the movie, Gerald has this to share. “Minsan kasi para mapatunayan at malaman mo kung mahal mo talaga ang isang tao kailangan minsan sa buhay, you have to grow apart from each other kahit sandali lang, kahit mabilis lang, kasi kapag hindi na kayo magkasama dun niyo makikita at mararamdaman kung kayo talaga para sa isa’t isa. Dahil ang dami niyo pang matututunan na hiwalay kayo and then when you come back together, baka mas marami kayong alam tungkol sa buhay, about yourself, at maging mas ok kayo.”
Kim on the other hand shared, “Huwag agad agad magdesisyon. Timbangin muna kung ano yung mas importante para sa ‘yo, ‘yung pagmamahal mo or ‘yung career mo. Pero kung pwede naman isabay, pwede naman, basta know your priorities lang, pangarap mo ba o yung love mo.”
Directed by Mae Cruz, “24/7 In Love” will be showing on November 21 in theatres nationwide.