One of ABS-CBN’s offerings for 2017 marks the reunion project of ex-couple Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson.
Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin is Kimerald’s first project since their last outing as an onscreen couple in the Star Cinema film 24/7 in Love in 2012.
Their Kimerald love team has proven its success throughout their first four years together with hits such as Sana Maulit Muli and I’ve Fallen For You in 2007, Tayong Dalawa in 2009, and Paano Na Kaya in 2010.
After appearing in these projects, are Kim and Gerald pressured to repeat the same kind of success with Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin?
“There’s always pressure, but that’s what makes everything exciting.” Gerald told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an exclusive interview during the United for Healthier Kids forum held at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati City on January 18.
“That’s what pushes you to do your best, do better than yung huling project mo.
“Everybody has pressure, you know, I just use it in a positive way.”
In a separate interview, Kim admitted this pressure is part of the work.
“Siyempre nando’n iyong pressure kasi hindi mo alam kung anong ire-react ng mga tao, pero kami naman, we’re all professionals and live to our role.”
With the teleserye tackling sports and fitness, Kim hopes its novelty would elicit positive reactions from their fans.
“Sana ma-inspire namin iyong mga tao, lalo na ngayon. A lot of people are into sports, are into exercise kasi nga mas healthy body, mas marami ng conscious sa katawan.”
For Gerald, this kind of project is a dream come true.
“Sobra kaming motivated and excited para sa bagong teleserye kasi we’re promoting good health, healthy lifestyle.
“Everything is about being a healthier you, being a better person.”