The lovable and adorable bear from Peru who lives in London is back on the big screen in its second installment. Now showing in Philippine theaters nationwide is “Paddington 2”.
In the film’s second installment, beloved bear Paddington, now settled with the Brown family, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
You will be pleased to find out that our very own actor/model/host Xian Lim is also back as the voice of Paddington just like what he did the first time in the previous story.
Xian played around and stretched his voice acting. The Kapamilya actor’s foray as a voice talent began in 2015 when he lent his voice for the film’s first installment.
“I was very happy that they chose me again for Paddington 2. Siyempre it was a surprise for me, kasi I didn’t expect nga na magkakaroon ng second part,” he said. “But I’m very grateful na ako yung napili nila to play the part. It just made me so proud to be part of that project.” shared a beaming Xian.
Plus the fact he grew up abroad, his cute but not exaggerated US slang helped in the process. Eventhough Paddington bear came from Peru and is now residing in London, his adorable English accent is just as right!
Just how was Xian chosen for the prestigious part?
Ms. Maver Mayuga, Captive Cinema's Marketing Director recalled that it was the film's producers idea to have someone else voice Paddington for Philippine release.
"Xian was fun to work with after the producers chose him to voice over Paddington. He was very patient and was not hesitant to re-record some scenes. In fact, he was pretty fast into finishing the project ahead of the time I scheduled him for."
English actor Ben Whishaw is the original voice talent behind Paddington bear.
Voicing Paddington in the first installment has made Xian appreciate just how tedious being a vocal talent is most especially to those doing this job on a regular basis.
“I think yung pinakamahirap siguro is yung conserving your voice kasi may mga parts na sinisigaw, may mga part na tumatawa, may mga ganun eh so parang dapat i-conserve para matapos yung buong film ng buo yung boses ng talent,” he states.
Now that he was able to penetrate a certain niche, Xian hopes to be able to try dubbing for other characters abroad.
“And yeah oo naman, doing projects abroad it’s a plus, it’s like having another feather on my cap parang ganon,” he said.
Go go go Xian! We all know you always give it your best in all projects you are involved in whether in television, onstage and moreover the movies .
Aren't Xian and Paddington a really cute pair upclose?
Paddington 2 is now showing nationwide in the Philippines. Distributed by Captive Cinema since Paddington the first chapter.
The film stars Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins and Nicole Kidman to name a few. Directed by Paul King.
An entertaining film for the entire family and cool cliques.