- Kathryn Bernardo made history in the Filipino film industry
- Her movie with Alden Richards, Hello, Love, Goodbye is now the top-grossing Filipino film of all time
- She beat her own record reached by her previous film The Hows of Us
Kathryn Bernardo truly deserves to be named as the superstar of her generation after making two record-breaking movies within two consecutive years.
Her movie with Alden Richards Hello, Love, Goodbye, has now raked in worldwide earnings of P880,603,490 as announced by its producer Star Cinema last September 3. Under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina, the film is now regarded as the highest-grossing Philippine film of all time.It surpassed the previous record-holder The Hows of Us, also a Star Cinema production starring Kathryn and directed by Garcia-Molina—which grossed over P800 million at the conclusion of its worldwide screening in 2018.
After the success of Hello, Love, Goodbye, both Kathryn and Direk Cathy made history as the only Pinay actress and director respectively with two films earning more than P800 million each.
During the Hello, Love, Goodbye thanksgiving party last September 4, Wednesday, Kathryn became teary-eyed during her speech. She admitted that she felt hesitant about doing the film without her reel to real love team partner Daniel Padilla.
“Tinanong ko ‘yung sarili ko, ‘Ready na ba? Kaya ko na ba ‘to mag-isa, na wala si DJ (Padilla)?’” she said.
“Ngayon, na-realize ko na kung hindi ko tinanggap ‘tong project na ‘to, iyon ‘yung biggest regret of my life.
“Hindi ko alam, grabe,” she said reacting to her film beating her own record.
The film served as her first team up project with Kapuso star Alden Richards.Their fresh team up was warmly received by audiences for their unexpected chemistry despite being closely associated with two of the most popular love teams in the country, KathNiel and AlDub.
The film was able to make it on top though it faced piracy and boycott threats by some fan groups.
Despite the overwhelming success of the film, Kathryn remained humble, saying that it all seems unreal.
“Dito ko napatunayan na kapag minahal mo ‘yung project o ginagawa mo, babalik sa ‘yo. Kung ano ‘yung tinanim mo, aanihin mo talaga. Siguro, nag-reflect lang kung paano ‘yung pagmamahal na binigay namin sa bawat pelikula. I’m really thankful. It’s surreal. Hindi ko alam kung paano nangyayari ‘to ngayon.”
Kathryn, together with Alden, recently flew to Cambodia for the promotion of the film. The movie is also screening in different parts of the world including Malaysia, US, and Canada. It was the first Filipino movie to be screened in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the first ever Filipino film shown in the prestigious Dubai Opera.