Gerald on Kim: She's more beautiful now

Posted at 11/11/2012 8:39 PM | Updated as of 11/12/2012 1:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Gerald Anderson and actress Kim Chiu did not think that after they went separate ways – both on camera and in real life -- in 2010, they would become good friends who are so comfortable with each other again.

Actor Gerald Anderson and actress Kim Chiu reuinite in the upcoming movie "24/7 In Love."

Anderson credits their rekindled friendship to the time that they spent together while shooting their upcoming movie, the Star Magic 20th anniversary offering, "24/7 in Love."

“Ang laking tulong din po nung '24/7 in Love.' Bago kami mag-start kinakabahan, nagwo-worry kung mayroon pa rin kaming chemistry. Kung makakapagtrabaho kami ng maayos. Normal iyon pero sobrang ganda ng nangyari,” Anderson said in an interview with “The Buzz” on Sunday.

Chiu, for her part, admitted she also felt anxious before they did the movie considering that their last onscreen team-up was in the movie "Till My Heartaches End" two years ago.

“Kasi ilang taon na kaming hindi nagkakaeksena ni Gerald, hindi nagkakatrabaho. Nagkikita kami sa 'ASAP' pero sumasayaw lang kami doon, kumakanta, nagho-host, pero hindi umaarte sa harap ng kamera. Nakakakaba. Nakatulong 'yung first day kasi lahat ng first sequences namin puro pa-sweet, parang nagbalik 'yung 'Your Song' kaming dalawa. Ay parang 16 years old ulit,” she said.

Within that two-year period, both said they have changed in a positive way.

For Anderson, Chiu is now more matured in the things that she chooses to do. He also noted that the actress is more beautiful now.

“Before mas laging tumatawa kahit sobrang mababaw ang joke, lagi siyang tumatawa. Ngayon mas matured na. Marami akong nakikita na ginagawa niya na hindi niya ginagawa dati. Mas blooming siya ngayon, mas maganda. Siguro nahanap na niya kung sino siya talaga. Kasi bata pa kami noon eh, 20, 19,” he said.

Chiu, on the other hand, noticed how Anderson has become more focused in pursuing his dreams. She also noted how Anderson has become a man now compared to the time when they were still together.

“Si Gerald dati kung ano ang gusto niya, gagawin niya. Ngayon din naman pero mas alam niya na yung ginagawa niya. Dati kasi enjoy lang, happy go lucky,” she said. “Si Gerald noon bata pa po siya, ngayon po mama na siya. Mayroon na siyang mga bigote, muscles, abs.”

Chiu and Anderson are reuniting for the Star Magic 20th anniversary offering "24/7 In Love," which is set to hit theaters nationwide on November 21.