KIM RODRIGUEZ is Kim Jerami Empasis Rebadulla in real life and WAS known as Kim Komatsu in 2010 when she was just starting in showbiz. She was known for her role as Angel in Tween Hearts and Lourdes in Sinner or Saint. I first met Kim last year during her charity birthday celebration at the Manila Boys Town in Marikina last year with fellow Tween stars and birthday celebrants Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio. At that time, Kim has just finished doing a supporting role with BIRITERA and about to do COFFEE PRINCE. Check out more on that story at Barbie, Derrick and Kim Celebrates Birthday at Manila Boys Town
KIM also starred in a cinemalaya film last year and won the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies as New Movie Actress of the Year for MGA MUMUNTING LIHIM.
More things are coming for this very talented young actress as she continues to capture the hearts of TV viewers with her first lead role in GMA afternoon series KAKAMBAL NI ELIANA together with Enzo Pineda, Lexi Fernandez and Kristofer Martin. The show is down to its final weeks but KIM said that she will forever cherish her experience with Kakambal Ni Eliana and will miss NAJA the snake that she worked with in the show. She also said that because of the show, her fear of snakes disappeared and wouldn’t mind having a pet snake at home.
Last Tuesday (the day before her actual birthday), GMA Artist Center together with Kim’s fans surprised her with a birthday party at the Ark Avilon Zoo in Pasig City.
KIM was led to believe that she was going to attend a pocket interview but instead went on a tour at the place together with fans, family and friends. KIM played with a bear cat, fed the biggest fresh water carnivorous fish in the world called pirarucu with chicken meat and had her picture taken with birds, guinea pigs and of course snakes. KIM said that this is her first time to celebrate her birthday inside a Zoo.
Here is KIM with the birds:
Here’s Kim feeding some farm animals and pets at the 2nd floor of the Ark Avilon Zoo:
KIM has a very simple birthday wish, she told us that she just want to be with her father on her birthday. However, she might have to settle for a late birthday celebration with her papa since she was scheduled to do a 3-day taping in Davao for MAGPAKAILANMAN’s The GLORIA GALIDO story that started last August 14 (her birthday). She will play as one of Gloria Galido’s daughter.
KIM said that this is her first time with MAGPAKAILANMAN and the episode will be directed by Gina Alajar.
Officially, this year is KIM RODRIGUEZ’s 2nd year in showbiz and she’s very thankful to GMA Network and for all the opportunities that came her way. Opportunities that allowed her to buy a brand new white Montero as a birthday gift to herself.
Aside from MAGPAKAILANMAN, KIM is also doing this year two (2) indie films. She’s part of JOEY REYES’ PANGARAP as the young Rustica Carpio which is scheduled to come out in September. The other one is ALESSANDRA DALMAS’ CHASING BOULEVARDS with Teejay Marquez, Kiko Estrada and German Moreno.
KIM was supposed to be paired with Enzo Pineda in PANGARAP, however due to conflict in schedules, Enzo was forced to back out from the film project and was replaced by ALWYN UYTINGCO.
KIM said that another project with GMA is already on the table and she wouldn’t mind doing another afternoon series but also dream of going primetime. If given a chance she want to work with GMA’s top leading men Dennis Trillo, Richard Gutierrez and Dingdong Dantes.
The young actress also revealed that she and Enzo had plans to go out on a dinner date to celebrate their birthday together with friends sometime soon. However, she dismisses the thought of them being more than friends since both of them are currently focused on their careers and considers Enzo only as a wonderful friend. She said that she enjoyed working with Enzo, Kristofer and Lexi in Kakambal ni Eliana and wishes to do more projects with them.
With all the great things happening in her career, KIM is really fast becoming one of the emerging young stars that showbiz critics and audiences should watch out for. Happy Birthday KIM!