- Alden Richards is sporting a new hairstyle and a tattoo for his upcoming movie with Kathryn Bernardo.
- The Pambansang Bae salutes how Star Cinema treats him.
- Alden is excited for his fans to watch his first-ever project with Star Cinema.
- He flew back to the Philippines for the Grand Opening of his fast food franchise (McDo) but returned right away on Sunday, April 28 to resume his shooting.
Alden Richards looks younger with his new hairstyle and body built.
It can be recalled that the Pambansang Bae had to condition himself for the shooting and part of which is diet and losing weight.
On April 24 Wednesday, during the community day/blessing of his new fast food franchise in Biñan Highway, Laguna, Richards was interviewed regarding the ongoing shooting for his movie with Kathryn Bernardo titled Hello, Love,Goodbye.
“Kailangan po, e, para po sa movie [Hello, Love, Goodbye] iyong hair at saka iyong tattoo,” the Pambansang answered when asked about his new hairdo and tattoo. Then iyong pagpayat ko po, talagang nagtuluy-tuloy na rin po. Na-maintain ko na rin po iyong diet ko rin po.”
The Alden-Kathryn tandem started as a rumor and became one of the trending topics online. The rumors was then confirmed as not, and it eventually became true as it was officially announced on March 12 via a story conference of an upcoming movie with no particular title yet.
On April 9, the title was unveiled to public and the production was set to leave for Hong Kong to commence its shooting.
This announcement earned different reactions from the Netizens.
Some liked the idea of Alden pairing with Kathryn in the movie for it will help them both grow as individuals and as artists.
One commented, “Excited! Syempre i’m a kathniel fan but i can’t help but to be excited for the both of them. Imagine, Alden Richards from GMA and Kathryn from ABS-CBN. This is gonna be good and beautiful for sure.
“Excited for this movie. Super solid KN’s ako 7yrs pero ayos lang naman ipag tambal sila sa iba,Ano pa silbi ng pagiging artista nila kung di nila gagawin yun for work lang naman. At Solid KN naman kami kaya walang pangamba Support na lang for Queen Kath.
“Sobrang nkaka excite to, imagine Alden Richards from GMA will be doing a movie at Kapamilya network. wow!”
But, there were also those who didn’t like the idea of pairing the two knowing they are of different loveteams.
“Ok din yan. Pero sana po nag hanap kayo ng single para makahanap na c alden. To alden go lng. C direk cathy dbest lhat ng movie napanood qna po at mganda lhat. ‘Di ko kakayanin pag my kissing scene”
Nonetheless, many are anticipating the movie.
Despite the hectic schedule, Alden was able to fly back to the Philippines for the Grand Opening of his new fast food franchise. On April 28, the actor returned to Hong Kong to resume his shooting.
Richards happily shared his experiences with other artists and staff members involved in the production of his movie, and pointed the way they treat him.
“Sobrang gaan ng shooting namin. Sobrang nilu-look forward ko araw-araw iyung shooting days,” said Alden. “Kasi iyong treatment na binibigay sa amin ng Star Cinema, kakaiba. Parang hindi nila ako trinato na iba o taga-ibang network. Sobrang saya po, mula director, staff, co-stars to crew, solid po kami. Yun po siguro ang advantage ng small group, mas nagiging intact, at saka iyong out-of-the-country po.”
Aside form Kathryn, he get along fine with Kakai Bautista and Maymay Entrata who are part of cast.
The actor also shared his excitement for the fans who are anticipating to watch his first ever movie with Bernardo under Star Cinema Production.
“Excited po ako na mapanood nila ‘to dahil ang ipapalabas po namin sa pelikulang ito ay mga makabagong OFW po. Kagaya nga po ng sabi ng Star, it’s been a while since the last OFW movie na nagawa po nila. It’s about time na kamustahin naman natin ngayon, ano nga ba ang lagay ng mga OFW sa abroad, especially in Hong Kong? Tribute po natin ito sa mga kababayan natin sa Hong Kong, movie nila ‘to. Ito iyong mga nangyayari ngayon, at inaral po talaga nilang mabuti. Si Direk, lumipad back and forth ng Hong Kong to Manila para aralin iyung culture ng Pinoy doon. At yung script, grabe po yung script, ang ganda!”
“Wala pong halong kung ano mang PR ang experience ko po sa kanya. Sobrang gaan katrabaho, yung passion po niya sa ginagawa at yung inputs niya sa project, mas nakaka-inspire. Si Direk Cathy [Garcia-Molina] rin po, meticulous at kalog na kasama. Yung after the movie, kaibigan mo pa rin siya.”