ALDEN Richards now has more time to rest after his show “Victor Magtanggol” has ended. He’s now planning to have a long vacation of about two weeks in the USA with his whole family next month. And why not? He certainly deserves it as he is so hardworking.
Those managing Alden’s career should now plan his next career moves. Right now, his only exposure is in being one of the hosts of “Eat Bulaga”. He should maximize the remaining years of his youth and make them truly productive before fans focus their attention on other younger idols. We think they can still get some good mileage with his love team with Maine Mendoza, but Maine herself is now charting her career without banking on Alden. She has a new movie, “Pulis Credibles” with Coco Martin, and a new sitcom, “Daddy’s Gurl” with Vic Sotto. And she has proven she can stand on her own without relying on a ka-love team.
What Alden desperately needs is a new movie, kasi nasasayang lang ang oras at kasikatan niya ngayon, including his youthful good looks. His last movies where he played a lead role were “My Bebe Love” in 2015 and “Imagine You and Me” in 2016, which both did well at the box office. But both these films were still with Maine. He should now try going solo.
His next film project should have a really good material that will make him shine as a good leading man and drama actor, and will pair him with other actresses. What’s sad is that GMA Films is no longer around to help cook up good movie projects for him. Unlike ABS-CBN where they have Star Cinema that continues to come up with good movies for their roster of talents, especially their love teams.
Maybe GMA Artist Center should now lend Alden to other movie companies like Regal or Viva Films that can pair him with other stars and come up with good commercial projects for him, handled by reliable directors, before it’s too late.