Twitter user @BeiAlonzo, a fan account of Bea Alonzo, has uploaded these photos of Bea and Alden today, March 5, 2021.
The fan captioned the post, “Richard and Phylbert,” pertaining to the respective real first names of Alden and Bea.
Fans were quick to notice that they actually were look-alikes when they were kids. Just look at their short hair and bedimpled smiles!
This is Bea Alonzo or Phylbert Angelli Ranollo Fagestrom as a young child:
Here's a young Richard Reyes Faulkerson Jr., now known as Alden Richards:
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BEA-ALDEN MOVIE SHOWING SOON
In December 2020, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) broke the news that Bea, an A-lister of ABS-CBN, and Alden, a prime star of GMA-7, are set to star in a movie titled A Moment To Remember, which is an adaptation of a 2004 South Korean movie.
The 2004 movie is based on the 2001 Japanese drama series Pure Soul, which tackles the story of a couple whose love is put to test by the girl's Alzheimer’s Disease.
The partnership is a big deal because not only will it feature two big stars from rival networks, but it will also serve as Bea’s first movie outside her home studio, Star Cinema.
The movie is a joint collaboration of three movie outfits: VIVA Films, GMA Pictures, and APT Entertainment.
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph in February 2020, Bea revealed that before giving nod to the project, she personally asked permission from ABS-CBN President Carlo L. Katigbak.
Bea said about his conversation with Katigbak, "I also personally told him that there might be a possibility that I will be working with Alden.
“Gusto kong hingin iyong blessing niya, and naging ano naman sila, mabait.
“Even before we said yes to doing a project with Alden, nagkaroon kami ng courtesy to tell them first before we even agree.”
On March 2, 2021, Bea and Alden, together with the producers of the movie, made the partnership official through a contract signing and story conference at the Sourdough Café in Quezon City.
Present at the contract signing were Viva Films chairman and CEO Vic Del Rosario III, GMA Pictures president Annette Gozon-Valdes, and APT Entertainment CEO Mike Tuviera.
Gozon-Valdes was happy, stating that the “dream project” is now a “reality,” while Tuviera said that everyone involved has a “true partnership,” and that the collaboration among the three companies has been “so smooth.”
Del Rosario added that the movie was really made for Bea and Alden.
Pure Soul is written by veteran screenwriter Mel Mendoza-del Rosario and directed by Nuel Naval.
Nuel is one of the in-house directors of the ABS-CBN drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya. He also directed VIVA Films' 2019 MMFF hit Miracle In Cell No. 7.
Del Rosario is a resident screenwriter of VIVA movies, including Miracle In Cell No. 7 (2019) and This Time (2016). She is also a creative manager for ABS-CBN teleseryes, including the currently-airing afternoon series Bagong Umaga.
The film's showing date is yet to be announced.