The cameras have started rolling for one of the biggest series GMA Network has in store for viewers this year, Destined To Be Yours. This is the soap that the fandom Aldub Nation has long been waiting for, with their ultimate idols Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza as lead stars.
The most popular love team of noontime television has started taping for the soap and Alden couldn’t be happier.
Showbuzz was quick to pay a visit to Menggay and Tisoy—the endearing monikers of Maine and Alden, respectively—on their current set in faraway Quezon Province. It was raining and the wind was gusty as they shot their scenes, but the weather failed to dampen the excitement of the Eat Bulaga-Kalyesere original love team. There was even one scene where the two had to walk in the rain, and because the terrain was hilly and wet, they both slipped while holding each other. Their tumble by the way was not part script but it gave the frame a more realistic touch, their director decided to keep it.
Maine had more scenes to shoot during Showbuzz’ visit so it was Alden who had time for a lengthier chat that day, and he was clearly in his best element.
"Pareho kasi kaming excited ni Maine, and come to think of it, after one and a half years I’m back to doing soap. I consider this one of my comfort zones because this is where I started. Sobrang na-miss ko talagang umarte sa soap. Add to the fact that I’m doing this series with Maine, kaya sobrang saya ko,” said Alden.
The actor shared with Showbuzz that he has promised Maine to help her out every step of the way what with Destined To Be Yours her first experience in a TV series. However, he doesn’t see her to be in need of acting tips in the first place.
“I believe Maine is doing well as an actress. Magaling siya because she really is an artist. Even during our workshop for this project, she was really good. When it comes to drawing different emotions, maraming paghuhugutan si Maine. You can actually see it when she writes poems—nailalabas niya whatever emotion she feels.”
Alden is so thankful that he was able to get good quality rest during the Christmas break before plunging into work again.
“I felt I had so much time to rest but I really treasured the many days I was able to spend with my family. I was able to do a lot of things with them. I also had the chance to bond with friends again. My mountain climbing experience with Kristoffer (Martin), Bea (Binene), Rodjun (Cruz) and other non-actor friends from GMA was very memorable. Ang sarap nung nasa itaas ka ng bundok! It’s so refreshing. We had a very good time because bonding to the max talaga kami. Before we went up the mountain, we ate in my restaurant in Silang and when we went down kumain naman kami sa bahay nu’ng isang kasama namin na taga-Batangas. Ang saya namin and that was the kind of fun with friends that I missed,” he enthused.
For 2017, Alden has already laid out several personal plans, mostly with his family. One of them is an out-of-the country trip with them, including his grandparents and some cousins. Tisoy won’t go into details regarding the vacation but he said he is excited to take them to one of his favorite places in the world.
Meanwhile, Alden will have to take a short trip to the US next week to do a show for GMA Pinoy TV. He is headlining a concert with Kapuso stars Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Tom Rodriguez and Betong Sumaya. He has prepared a song number and a dance act, which he promised, “Tiyak magugustuhan ng mga Kapuso natin.”
The show is billed Sikat Ka Kapuso Abroad and it will be held at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California on January 22. From the news that reached Showbuzz, tickets are selling fast so for our kababayan reading this online, you should go and buy your tickets now. --- ManilaTimes.Net
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