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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.

Sep 15, 2020



ALDEN RICHARDS has finally started his lock-in taping for his “Love on the Balcony” episode of GMA-7’s new drama anthology show, “I Can See You”. 

He is paired for the first time with Jasmine Curtis-Smith, who just finished taping all her scenes for “Descendants of the Sun” in the mountains of Tanay. 

They first worked together in the movie “Imagine You & Me”, but Jasmine was just the third wheel then in the love team of Alden and Maine Mendoza. 

Now, they play each other’s romantic interest. Some folks are apprehensive that Jasmine might be attacked by diehard AlDub fans who hate to see Alden being paired with anyone other than their idol, Maine Mendoza.

But more open-minded fans welcome seeing Alden being paired with other actresses. They say that both Alden and Jasmine are good actors so it’s nice to see them doing a dramatic love story together. 

As one netizen says upon seeing their on-the-set photos of “I Can See You”: “They have good chemistry and this is something to look forward to.”

Another netizen says AlDub loyal fans have nothing to worry about since it’s common knowledge that Jasmine has been in a three-year relationship with the good looking La Union public official, Jeff Ortega. So, her working relationship with Alden will be just purely professional. 

In the unusual love story amidst the pandemic, Alden plays a wedding videographer while Jasmine is a nurse. 

When the lockdown was declared, they both have to stay in the same condominium building where the live and they would meet each other at the balcony, where love eventually blooms between them. 

As usual, they follow safety protocols and both had a swab test along with the crew before taping started. They're happy they both registered negative to the corona virus.

Alden has three current shows: “Eat Bulaga”, “All Out Sunday” and the rewind of “One True Love”. Now, aside from “I Can See You”, he’s also doing another new show for GMA News and Public Affairs, a magazine show titled “Lockdown: Food Diaries”. 

No doubt he is now the busiest and most popular Kapuso star.

 “Food Diaries” will tackle the various problems and setbacks suffered by the local food industry because of the corona lockdown. 

Alden is a perfect host for this kind of show as we all know he has a chain of restos called Concha’s, where they serve the best kare-kare ever. This will start its telecast on September 27.

Meantime, Alden is so happy that the replay of his afternoon soap, “One True Love”, is doing very well in the ratings game so it’s telecast will not be edited to shorten it. Instead, it’s going to be extended for five more weeks.