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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jan 8, 2019

Alden Richards The Only Actor To Hold A Thanksgiving Party For The Press

ALDEN RICHARDS is the only actor who hosted a thanksgiving party for the entertainment press this past holiday season. He raffled off so many prizes in the gathering he hosted at his own Concha’s Restaurant last Sunday. So what are his next moves for the new year 2019?

“Siempre, tuloy-tuloy lang po sa ‘Eat Bulaga’ and ‘Sunday Pinasaya’,” he says. “Then I have a series of concerts to do abroad before I start a new series on GMA-7.”
What’s the title? “Nothing is definite po as of now.”

But the fans of his love team with Maine Mendoza are requesting GMA to make them star in the local remake of the popular Koreanovela, “Descendents of the Sun”.  “I’d really love to do it as I know it’s a hit drama worldwide. I’d also love to work with Maine again. But hindi naman po kami ang magde-decide tungkol diyan kundi ang GMA management. So I hope sana nga, sa amin nila ni Maine ibigay ang project as I’d really love to do it. Actually, kahit magkaiba ang career paths namin ngayon ni Maine as we’re on our own, mas close kami ngayon as friends at mas open sa isa’t isa. We are growing individually, on our own. But we really appreciate the fans of our love team who continue to support us and root for us and request na magkasama kami uli sa isang teleserye or movie.”

What about the rumor that he really has a secret girlfriend who’s not from showbiz and this is the reason why he declared that he is at his happiest now? “Not true. I’m at my happiest dahil sa dami ng blessings na dumarating sa akin. Actually, ang wish ko nga, sana matagpuan ko na yung the one this 2019. But hindi ko naman hinahanap, basta kung darating siya, di okay.”

He turned 27 last January 2 and his best birthday gift for himself is the new branch of a popular fast food chain he is endorsing in Binan, Laguna. “Under construction pa po,” he adds. “But sobrang saya ko kasi dati, kumakain lang kami ng family ko sa isang branch noon sa Sta. Rosa at ngayon, may sarili na akong franchise. Our plan is to open it on Easter Sunday.”

How about doing a new movie? “There is a plan po at kino-conceptualize na. Honestly, I’d like to do something out of the box, like playing a dark character, para mas challenging naman.”

Who among the current Kapuso actresses would he like to work with in the future? “I’d really like to be given the chance to work with Heart Evangelista. I find her a good actress and I’ve never worked with her before.  I’d really like to experience working with her as my leading lady.”