After the immense success of Pambansang Bae Alden Richards’ newest movie, “Hello, Love, Goodbye”, Alden now releases his newest drama television series in GMA Network – “The Gift”. The setting of the said show is in the busy streets of Divisoria. Alden is co-starred by other famous local celebrities such as Rochelle Pangilinan, Mikee Quintos, Martin del Rosario, Elizabeth Oropesa, Jean Garcia, and Jo Berry. The story will evolve around a blind man, portrayed by Alden himself, who has a superpower of predicting the future and visiting the past.
Alden described this role as a challenging one as it isn’t easy to portray the life of a blind man. As part of his preparations for the said role, Alden immersed himself in the busy streets of Divisoria with the help of NGO “Resources for the Blind Incorporated” months before the shooting of the show. Alden promised to do his best in portraying the lead role because he wanted to be a source of inspiration to all people with disabilities, especially the blind.
The first episode of Alden’s teleserye was aired last September 16 at 8:30 in the evening. The cast and crew shared a boodle meal before watching the pilot episode together. The whole cast and crew, lead by Alden himself, were all smiles while watching the pilot episode of their show all together in a single screen. “The Gift” has been making rounds in social media since its first episode.
In an interview, Alden expressed his excitement to come back to GMA Telebabad prime time series as it’s been a year since his last show “Viktor Magtanggol”. He is glad to come back to another genre in acting – drama, and is more than happy to provide inspiration to all his fans, supporters, and televiewers nationwide. Alden also added that he thinks the script and story line of “The Gift” is brilliant and was actually surprised about the turn out of the pilot episode after all the editing of scenes has been executed.