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Ria Limjap's Top 10 Talents to Watch
Our blogger lists 10 actors in Philippine cinema worth your viewing time and attention, including Kim Chiu, Coco Martin, and Ketchup Eusebio.
By: Ria Limjap  |   Published on: Jan 18, 2010 - 4:00pm

There's so much talent out there that deserves to get good work. Here's my list of winning manoks for Philippine cinema--fantastic young actors, film makers, a production designer, and a composer.

kimKim Chiu. She's fresh, she's lovely, she's feisty–three things that make her stand out from the current crop of ho-hum young actresses trying to make it in showbiz. She looks utterly bango and delicate, so when she's playing the kontrabida the contrast is quite nice. Kim could be a huge star in China, she's a perfect porcelain China doll who acts and sings! (And she's much prettier than some Cantopop stars.) There are 24 million young Chinese men who all face a lonely and wife-less future so if Kim launched her career there, she would literally have millions of fans. She can sing in Mandarin, right?†† That's a plus. I wonder if she can speak Mandarin too…

Here's a clip of her channeling Vilma Santos in the 1993 heavy-hitting AIDS drama The Dolzura Cortez Story. Kim really goes there. She's come a long way from her Pinoy Big Brother days.

cocoCoco Martin. I first saw Coco Martin (Rodel Nacianceno in real life, I mean, who on earth thinks of screen name a name like Coco Martin?) in Brilliante Mendoza's Serbis and then in Kinatay. He's one of the few young actors with zero cringe factor even when he's doing something uncomfortable on screen like popping a boil on his butt cheek. Coco Martin is handsome but not cheesy, young but not awkward. I think he has great leading man potential. The roles in Mendoza's films demand fearless performances from the actors, and Coco Martin has the acting chops. At 26, he's already award-winning and gets a lot of work in both mainstream entertainment and independent cinema. And he'll only get hotter as he gets older. It's not fair how men age better than women.

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  • cinderella
    Jan 30 2010 @ 12:17pm     Reply  
  • confused
    i don't get it. i thought this article was praising the young talents to watch nga? di ba positive and uplifting for the stars?
    Jan 24 2010 @ 01:07am     Reply  
  • hangmeif youcan
    para kasi ang site nyo sa pula sa puti,dehado,llamado.Panalo Talo.Ang galing nyong maglaro at paglaruan ang personalidad ng mga artista.LOL!
    Jan 23 2010 @ 08:37pm     Reply  
  • hangmeif youcan
    well you change the name of the site into pinagsasabong nyo naman ang mga artista,bakit kasi tingnan nyo who is the worst,who the best,at may ang galing nyo pang mangokray ng mga artista.Kaysa pagawayin nyo at pagsabungin ang mga fans dito why don't you make na mas maging productive sila kaysa siniraan nila ang artista para iangat ang isa pa thats very worst of you guys,sa bansang naghihirap na katulad ng Pilipinas wala nabang espasyo sa inyo ang kabutihan sa pagaagawan ng pwesto.
    Jan 23 2010 @ 08:30pm     Reply  
  • steakhouse
    Sino sila? Baka naman sa ABSCBN studio lang sila kilala,I never heard or read an article about them.I thought this sight if for savvy restaurant around metropolis,showbiz na rin pala ito well di namin kayo masisi para nga namang panghatak sa mga internet addict sa showbiz tsismis no doubt this is a copycat of PEP.
    Jan 23 2010 @ 08:21pm     Reply  
  • ice scramble
    nice one sue! goodluck kapatid!!!
    Jan 23 2010 @ 12:56pm     Reply  
  • poleng
    Yeah, I also think that TJ Trinidad is underrated.
    Jan 22 2010 @ 06:29pm     Reply  
  • victoria
    wow so proud of Sue Prado making the list! go elbi!
    Jan 21 2010 @ 12:19pm     Reply  
  • Sandra
    I'm not surprised TJ Trinidad is in this list. I've seen him in a lot of soaps and his performance in Sana Ngayong Pasko was very good and refreshing.
    Jan 19 2010 @ 04:19pm     Reply  
  • scorched
    OMG kilala ko si Sue Prado! Batchmate ko sha sa UPLB! magaling talaga sha umarte. Yay to Sue!
    Jan 19 2010 @ 10:06am     Reply  
  • Mish
    Jan 18 2010 @ 11:34pm     Reply  
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