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Getting personal with Alden Richards

/ 11:59 AM November 14, 2015

He is known as the ultimate Prince Charming who is always very much ready to come to Yaya Dub’s rescue. He is that handsome gentleman on TV brimming with awesome confidence and humble demeanor. Behind the camera, he is a playful guy who enjoys goofing around with friends and family.

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But what are the things we have yet to learn about man of the hour Alden Richards?

During INQUIRER.net’s recent visit on the set of his upcoming movie “My Bebe Love,” Alden shared to us his personal thoughts and feelings about some things he holds dear.

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Of all the roles you have played on TV and in the movies, which is your favorite?

Actually I have no favorites. Every [role] was my favorite. As an actor, you have to love your roles because you are only [in] competition with your last acting role. Every role was my favorite except that there [is] this project [“One True Love”] that really made an impact in my life because I play [the character of] Tisoy which is me in real life. That’s my nickname. Also the one when I played the dark character in “The Road.” Those two made a mark. But all of my roles are my favorites. Don’t get me wrong.

Do you play any sports?

As of now, I don’t. I used to. I am more of a bowling person and [I do] casual basketball sometimes. Now I really have no time. I don’t know if you consider mountain climbing as a sport. I do that most of the time with friends. [I already climbed] Makulot, Pulag and Pico de Loro. Those three. I wanted to climb Batulao but it [would consume] so much time so I really can’t.

How do you handle success?

By just thanking the Lord for everything and putting it in my heart. Not in any part of my body. Of course once it consumes your being, the success, that’s the start of your downfall. So success is given to you because the Lord wants you to use it for the better, for the good of everyone.

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Do you believe in zombies?

I don’t know, but l’m seeing news and I think we should believe in them. So to all zombie aficionados out there, I’m with you guys.

What’s your ideal date?

Just simple. We, guys, when we think of having a date, it has to be grand, it should be in an expensive restaurant and that your gift must be expensive. That’s not the thing that will determine your relationship with a special person. It’s the sincerity, it’s the intention and most especially it’s the love you have for that person.

Can you describe your ideal girl?

A girl [who’s} understanding, has sense of humor so there won’t be any dull moment, kind. I’m already okay with those three. “Good looks” is just a bonus.

What’s your dream destination?

I’ve been there already but I wanted to go back a thousand times. It’s Japan. It’s the place to be.

What scares you?

The unexpected, most of the time. Every day I just pray and I ask guidance from the Lord. [I say] “Lord you just take me where you want to take me. I will not resist.” That’s what I have been doing for the past few months.

Any Christmas and New Year plans?

No plans yet. I prefer to just stay at home and eat out with the family. That’s what we have been doing for the past years. We are not really much [fans] of outings, out of town or out of the country. We don’t do such. We are used to just being together. That’s a holiday already for us.

How is it working with Jose, Wally and Paolo?

It’s an honor. I am very much lucky, so is Maine, for us to have been working with really cool guys. Really good [people]. Not only them but all of the Dabarkads. We are very blessed with good people around us because they are the ones who remind us to be grounded. That success is not an overnight thing. It will not come to you instantly. If it comes to you, you have to put it in your head to think that you’re somebody else already. Those people are the ones you should always be with because they will remind you that you’re still “human.” Dabarkads are like that.

READ: Joey Reyes: Alden Richards is the next Piolo, John Lloyd

What’s your dream role?

No dream role. Every role is a dream role. I’m not [just giving] a safe answer but that’s the nature of an actor. You don’t choose roles not unless, of course, as actors, you have a branding. You have to be choosy sometimes but if I were to decide myself I will not choose because every role is a challenge.

In everything that has happened to you in the past few months, what are you most thankful for and proud of?

I am very thankful because I still have the faith. I’m not saying names, I am not [generalizing], but once [people] achieve success, most of the time, they forget [about their faith]. When I started…you don’t remember the Lord in times of downfall or success. You remember him every time, every minute of your daily life. You thank him and you have to be grateful because he’s doing this to you right now. He gave you this blessing for you to be able to achieve happiness. There’s no better happiness than the Lord for me.

I am very proud of AlDub. It is not just a love team. It’s a symbol of respect for everyone, for our fellow Filipinos. AlDub brings back the old school style of manners that most of us have already forgotten. We are very proud of this because people believe in us because they feel and they know that the purpose of AlDub is good and is for the better.

Every day as we do “Kalyeserye,” what we want to achieve is the lesson that they will take with them. It’s a choice if they want to take it or leave it be. We thank everyone because it’s like people’s lives are being changed. I’ve been hearing news and stories, and because of that it gives us inspiration and motivation to keep going. CDG

Email arvin.mendoza@inquirer.net

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