Xian Lim arrived at the presscon of his new movie with full of excitement and enthusiasm Friday afternoon, January 23. The actor was chosen by the producers of "Paddington", a popular children's book character translated into a movie, to re-dub the voice of the lovable bear for local release.
The event also paved the way for the actor to clear the rumors regarding his removal from ABS-CBN's upcoming teleserye "Bridges" which stars Maja Salvador and Jericho Rosales.
The character he was supposed to play was originally given to John Lloyd Cruz who declined, then it was offered to him which he gladly accepted.
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Rumors spread that he was removed from the cast because he could not keep up with the performances of lead stars Maja Salvador and Jericho Rosales which he denied.
According to Xian, "It's really a management decision because they really want to bring back the KimXi tandem". KimXi is the name referred to teamup with his perennial partner Kim Chiu.
"Ako po, I'm just following instructions. Masaya ako na ibabalik po nila 'yung KimXi tandem... It's just part of our work," he added.
When asked if he was hurt about the rumors, the actor seemed not affected at all.
"Rumors are always going to be there. It's something that we cannot take away, but what we can do is probably just ignore it and not be affected by it."
Meanwhile, Paddington is showing in theaters on February 11, 2015.
Photo: via @MYXPhilippines
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