Bea Alonzo, Alden Richards set to star in ‘Start-Up’ PH remake

After months of speculation, GMA Network confirmed the remake of the hit Korean drama “Start-Up,” featuring Bea Alonzo and Alden Richards.

This project will be the first-ever collaboration of the two Kapuso stars, as revealed on “24 Oras,” and GMA News’ YouTube yesterday.

The 30-year old actor confirmed that the series will be his first K-drama adaptation project.

Moreover, Alden, who confessed in August 2020 that it was his dream to have Bea as a leading lady, called the collaboration a “perfect match.”

“This is my first K-drama adaptation project. Perfect match lang kasi parehas kaming hands-on sa trabaho when it comes to the creative side,” he said in an interview.

Meanwhile, Bea said that GMA Network offered the project prior to her shift. In addition, she stated that the offer was one of the reasons that drove her to become a Kapuso.

“It is one of the reasons why I decided to become a Kapuso,” she said.

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She also expressed that she has “to be on her toes,” emphasizing Alden’s quality in acting.

“I have to be on my toes. Kailangan galingan ko rin kasi magaling si Alden,” she said.

Global hit adaptation

Originally broadcasted in Korean network tvN from October to December 2020, “Start-Up” became a global hit even in the Philippines.

The show portrays the narrative of a bright young lady who aspires to be the next Steve Jobs. She is torn between two men. The first one, the quiet founder of a tech start-up and the caustic team leader of another start-up.

Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, and Kim Seon-ho were among the initial cast members.

Bea and Alden are also set to appear in the Philippine remake of the 2004 Korean film “A Moment to Remember.”

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