Kris Aquino admits she is responsible for making Kim Chiu agree to play a mistress in their upcoming film Etiquette for Mistresses.
In a previous interview, the TV host-actress already revealed why she convinced Kim to do a mistress role.
It was because she saw that the role was fit for the 25-year-old actress.
Kris recalled, “Kasi di ba 'pag binabasa mo yung script, mapipicture mo in your mind. Kitang kita mo talaga na si Kim yung bagay sa role at napakaklaro.
“Super! In a way, di ba, medyo written in us in mind or written in what we can deliver.”
In the August 11 episode of Kris TV, Kim admitted that she was scared when she received the offer to do this sensitive role.
“Oo Ate, sobra,” she tells Kris.
“Sabi ko nga sa’yo di ba, ‘Kaya ko ba ‘yun?
“Sabi mo, ‘Kimmy, ikaw yung isa sa mga mistress.’ Sabi ko, ‘Ha? Mistress?'
“Parang natakot ako sa reaction ng mga fans, reaction ng mga tao, sa role ko na ganoon.
“Then nung nabasa ko yung script hindi naman pala."
Kim became excited to do the project since it gives her the chance to work with veteran director Chito Rono and comebacking actress Claudine Barretto.
"Pero given the chance na makasama ko kayo and sila Ms. Iza and Ms. Clau, si Cheena at si direk Chito, parang na-challenge ako at yung role is also challenging.
“Nine years na ako sa showbiz so why not kumuha ako ng challenging ng role."
Kris shared how she convinced Kim to do the movie, saying that it has a “powerful” message.
"Sinabi ko kay Kimmy gawin mo ito kasi may powerful message ito sa kabataan na pag papasukin mo ang ganitong klaseng buhay, be prepared for the consequences and seriously there are very big consequences.”
Kris also clarified that the movie does not aim to glorify mistresses.
"Klaruhin natin, hindi ito glorification ng pagiging kabit kasi makikita natin yung pain na pagdadaanan.”
She also disclosed that the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 1 winner will be shooting in Cebu, Kim's hometown.
In the movie, Kim plays a lounge singer in Cebu who will be brought by her partner to live in Manila.
Kris narrated, “In this movie, I teach her how to become a mistress.
“Na parang sabi ko, kasi para po sa mga Kapamilya natin in Cebu, look forward to it kasi Kimmy will actually be shooting in Cebu.
“Pero as a backgrounder, you are actually a lounge singer in Cebu..."
Kim added, “...Na nagpunta ng Maynila, para turuan mo ako [maging mistress]."
Kris continued, “Hindi, kasi dinala na dito nung partner, but she left everybody behind, and yung parang ang mangyayari, ako wala akong choice.
“Kasi parang binilin na alagaan kita.
“Tapos, in the process of discovery, mare-realize nating dalawa na masakit yung buhay.
“And everybody deserves love that is just yours, na hindi ka nakikiagaw, hindi ka nakikihati.”
Etiquette for Mistresses is scheduled to be shown in theaters this 2015.
Kim is also doing a teleserye with Xian Lim titled The Story of Us.