Kim Chiu explains why she can’t replace Kris Aquino as horror box-office queen
While many believe that she is on her way to being the next “horror queen,” Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu does not even think about it. She believes the crown will always belong to actress and TV-host Kris Aquino.
Chiu has now embarked on a solo starrer via her latest horror film, “The Ghost Bride”. With high expectations on the movie, not to mention being helmed by the great Chito Rońo, many feel that she could be following the footsteps of Aquino, who also happens to be her close friend.
“Hindi pwedeng pantayan, hindi pwedeng sapawan siya po talaga ay isang Kris Aquino at marami nang napatunayan. Nagkataon lang siguro, wala pa namang box-office pero hoping ako. Wala pa naman po akong napatunayan kaya hindi ko pa po matatawag ang sarili kong ganon,” she said at the movie’s press conference today.
([She] cannot be equaled, [she] cannot be outshone, she is the one and only Kris Aquino and she has already proven a lot. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, there is still no box-office proof yet, but I’m hoping [for good results]. I haven’t proven anything yet, that’s why I can’t call myself a horror queen.)
Furthermore, while said she won’t ever be able to replace the queen, she will strive hard to earn a title of her own. She also shared that top-billing an entire movie all by herself even adds to her worry.
“Sa kanya lang ‘yun di pwede, di pwede, gagawa tayo ng iba. First time ko po na ako po mag-isa sa poster. ‘Nung nakita ko po di ko po alam mararamdaman ko, doble-dobleng pressure po nararamdaman ko,” she said.
(She owns the title [of horror queen]. I’ll make my own. It’s my first time to be featured solo on a movie, too. When I saw the poster, I didn’t know what to feel. I just felt that the pressure is doubled.)
“The Ghost Bride” will hit theaters nationwide starting Nov. 1. JB
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