Everything to know about Xian Lim and Ashley Ortega in ‘Frozen Love’
If you loved Ice Princess (2005), Frozen Love is the perfect pretext to bring the 2000s nostalgia back. When you think of Frozen you either visualize a cold landscape or think of it as a lesbian synonymous, although Lightyear’s movie would be the modern way to refer to this. But what should we expect of Frozen Love, the new TV series title starring Xian Lim & Ashley Ortega?
What is Frozen Love about?
The series develops the story of a budding figure skater whose dreams will be smashed by a bitter rival, but this will transcend the skating rink. Xian Lim, a Filipino actor, singer, and model, and Ashley Ortega, a Filipino-German actress are the protagonists of this GMA’s upcoming project. Both of them are physically preparing really hard by ice skate training.
The project was first released in an interview with 24 Oras, where Ashley Ortega & Xian Lim announced that they will star in GMA‘s new TV series Frozen Love. According to Ashley, she is very grateful to be working on this project that involves figure skating which seems to be her real passion. On the other side, Xian shared how challenging the required training is for him.
For Xian, ice skating is something completely undiscovered. “It’s a whole new playing field. I don’t want to let people down. I think it’s kind of like riding a bike in a way.” However, as he mentioned, this is something he can’t learn. In fact, several actors in the history of Hollywood have developed new abilities to develop their roles. Make-up & prosthetics are far from being the deepest transformation of an actor.
Ashley Ortega also mentioned that she is always training with her on-screen partner, Xian Lim. As they’ll be acting together chemistry and a real bond is a must, which might seem effortless, but it isn’t and is also working. Developing characters that have specific abilities, like playing an instrument or particular body features that cannot be faked must be a big confrontation.
There’s still not much information about Frozen Love, it looks like we’ll have to wait for a release date in the next few months. However, it is good to know actors are preparing themselves and training as much as they can to give their best at this project.
Movies where actors went through severe transformations
Acting is a complex profession, not only for the number of hours reading scripts but due to all the rituals actors go through in order to incarnate a character. One of the most claimed movies when it comes to physical transformations to embody certain characters is The Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky. In this movie, Natalie Portman & Mila Kunis went through a rigorous diet and trained as professional ballet dancers.
Both actresses mentioned there’s a before & after The Black Swan in their personal stories, both actresses went through the agony of intense weight loss. Mila Kunis, also mentioned it took her days to get back all the pounds she lost in months. The Black Swan magnificently portrays the unrealistic pressure artists can put on themselves.
Maybe this movie was Portman’s preparation to embody her muscular character in Thor: Love and Thunder, which took her ten months of exercise. Acting is definitely always way more than emotionally reciting a script, and roles might constantly confront actors’ emotional and physical skills.
Frozen Love is far from replying to this, starting with the fact that it is a teenage series. Nevertheless, the actors of this project are confronting themselves through ice skating training and that’s already something valuable about this project. Hopefully, we’ll get to know more about Frozen Love in the next few months. If you’re interested, following the protagonists on social media might be a way to stay tuned.