Alden Richards is excited for fans to see how The World Between Us has raised the bar when it comes to the technical aspects of a Pinoy production.
He likens the treatment of director Dominic Zapata to the K-dramas.
In his PEP Spotlight interview aired on July 16, 2021, the Kapuso actor said, "...the way it’s been shot, the way it’s been edited, iyong para talagang medyo nakapattern siya, e, from the series na napapanood natin sa Netflix especially K-Dramas. Ang lakas ng ganoong feel sa akin when I watch it.
“Actually kasi, napapanood ko na iyong ibang episodes in advance, medyo nauuna ako sa inyo, sorry. Nagugulat ako kasi bibigyan kami ng instruction, ’You do this scene, higa ka diyan.’
“Then, magugulat ka, may camera sa taas mo biglang may camera sa ilalim mo.
“Kapag na-edit na siya, ito pala iyon! Nagugulat po ako sa turn out ng material, and I can’t wait na mapanood nila kasi pinaghirapan talaga.
“Sobang happy ko po talaga with this project. I’m so excited, I’m so honored, and happy, happy na nabigay po sa akin itong role na ito.”
FIRST TIME TO PLAY "GRAY CHARACTER"
Another aspect that Alden likes in The World Between Us is that his character, Louie Asuncion, is a far cry from his two previous roles in his teleseryes.
In Victor Magtanggol and The Gift, his characters were "wholesome, mabait," and they are "reminders na meron pa ring kabutihan despite feeling natin na everyone is against us.”
This time, Louie is more unpredictable—he is a good person, but he can also be evil.
As he interacts with the other characters, and experiences events that shape the course of his life, he will soon become vengeful.
Talking about this, Alden revealed, “Iyon iyong nagustuhan ko dito kaya I accepted this project. I’ve never done anything like this sa soap operas.
“Sa mga nagawa kong proyekto sa GMA, lagi lang mabait, e. Lagi lang good boy. Iyong typical Alden pag nakikita niyo sa screen.
“But now, medyo nabigyan ako ng opportunity to play a role like this na mabait sa una, pero eventually mag-iiba iyong ugali because of the events that happened to him at doon ako na-e-excite.”
Alden also had to change his look in the series every now and then because aside from his character’s transition, different timelines are also depicted in the series.
He continued, “Actually, malapit na kami sa arc na iyon, e, as we are taping right now. Medyo malapit na namin kunan iyong mga scenes na iyon. Kumbaga, ibang look din, iibahin ko iyong itsura ko doon.
“At the same time, different attack for the role kasi first time ko na magkakaroon ng mga vengeance plots sa mga characters na kontrabida sa buhay ni Louie Asuncion at sa love story nila ni Lia.”
Lia is Louie’s love interest and is portrayed by Jasmine Curtis Smith.
Aside from portraying a gray character, Alden also gave viewers something to look forward to in the series: “Siyempre, magpapakita rin po tayo ng katawan dito sa serye natin.”
Some of these scenes were shown in the July 22 episode.
The World Between Us, which airs on GMA-7’s Telebabad block, also features Tom Rodriguez, Sid Lucero, Dina Bonnevie, and Jaclyn Jose.