Alden Richards on ‘Hello, Love Goodbye’ sequel: ‘Ready naman po ako anytime’

Despite Alden Richards’ hectic schedule as an actor, film director and producer, he said he is ready “anytime” for the possibility of starring in a sequel to the 2019 blockbuster hit Hello, Love, Goodbye with Kathryn Bernardo.

The 2019 film is currently the highest-grossing Philippine film of all time – earning over P880 million in gross revenue. It was also the recipient multiple accolades, including five Box Office Entertainment Awards and six PMPC Star Awards.

In an interview, Richards affirmed that he is ready to clear his schedules if a sequel is in the works.

Ako po, ready naman po ako anytime,” Richards said. “Sabi ko, Direk Cathy, kapag gumawa kayo ng part two, ikaka-cancel ko muna lahat ng schedule ko” (I’m ready anytime. I told Direk Cathy [Garcia Sampana], if you’re making a part two, I’ll cancel the rest of my schedule for it).

“Of course, Hello, Love, Goodbye naman po made history, and ‘yun naman rin po ang gusto ng mga nakapanood, na magkaroon ng part two” (Hello, Love, Goodbye made history, and that’s the wish of the fans, for a part two to happen), he added.

“But then again, that’s really up to Star Cinema kasi sila naman ‘yong producer (because they’re the producer) and they own the rights to the film,” Richards noted.

Hello, Love, Goodbye is a romantic film that centers around a domestic helper (Bernardo) and a bartender (Richards) whose friendship soon blossoms romantically, only to be challenged by the harsh realities of life.

In a separate interview, the 31-year-old actor said he would not involve himself in the issue surrounding Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s split.

Yung sa kanila ni Daniel, hindi po ako nakikialam. So I keep that oath po, and para hindi na lang din po tayo masyadong maraming… hindi ko na po nai-involve ‘yung sarili ko with this issue kasi malaki na po siya as it is” (I don’t wish to involve myself in this issue because it’s big enough as it is), Richards said.

Richards recently celebrated the success of his romance film with Julia Montes, Five Breakups and a Romance, after it reached over P100 million in gross sales.

His latest project is a team-up with Megastar Sharon Cuneta, the domestic drama Family of Two, which is one of this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival entries.