Kim Chiu described Xian Lim as "Mr. Abs" when they took skindiving lessons for their upcoming teleserye on ABS-CBN.
The KimXi tandem, which recently won as Celebrity Pair of the Year at the PEP List Awards Year 2, will once again be reunited on television.
As part of their preparations for the teleserye directed by Mae Cruz Alviar, Kim and Xian are enhancing their underwater skills.
During his taping for Ryan Ryan Musikahan, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had the chance to talk to Xian about his upcoming project with Kim.
Xian hinted that their characters will be located near the ocean so they trained for skin diving: a form of free diving without using portable breathing equipment.
He explained, "Bababa kayo ng malalim pero walang tangke."
Although he could not yet divulge their characters, he disclosed:
"Kami ni Kim, malapit kami sa dagat so dapat alam na alam namin ang buhay dagat."
In her own Instagram account, Kim also posted a photo of their skindiving lesson wherein she referred to Xian as "Mr. Abs."
A photo posted by Kim chiu (@chinitaprincess) onJun 16, 2015 at 3:35am PDT
A photo posted by Xian Lim (@xianlimm) onJun 16, 2015 at 1:09am PDT
XIAN THE MUSICIAN. Xian, one of the guests of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab's show, admitted that he was greatly influenced by his mother when it comes to classical music.
In fact, he admitted that while growing up, he envisioned himself performing the piano in front of people.
"I wanted to become a pianist dati. Pangarap ko dati yung nasa mall na tumutugtog ng piano sa gitna ng mall.
"Sabi ko, one of the days, kaya kong gagawin yun. Mga ganitong pagkakataon, hindi ito pinapalamapas," he said with a smile.
When asked to choose between acting and singing, he pointed out: “Kaya naman po pagsabayin, e.
“There’s always a time naman po to learn new things.
"'Wag naman natin ipahinga ang acting. Mahirap ’yan.”
Xian is also willing to do theater.
"I think isa yan sa dreams ng artista: to perform in theater.
“I think yung time lang talaga ang problema. Kasi ang practice niyan mga one year, six months. So baka pagbalik ko, wala na akong balikan. Pero siguro in the future."
(To see photos of Xian performing the piano, view: Nyoy Volante announces wedding plans at Ryan Ryan Musikahan taping; asks Ryan Cayabyab to be ninong)