Bea Alonzo says that the offer to do the Philippine adaptation of Start-Up convinced her to sign with GMA-7.
The former Kapamilya star revealed this during her interview with Nelson Canlas in 24 Oras on the March 4, 2022 announcement of the project.
According to Bea, Start-Up was one of the first projects pitched to her even before she formally signed her contract with GMA-7 in July 2021.
Before signing with GMA-7, Bea started her career in ABS-CBN and became one of its prime stars for 20 years until 2020.
She said, "Alam mo, nakakatuwa kasi even before I signed with GMA, my first-ever meeting with the bosses, ito na yung na-pitch sa akin, and this is one of the reasons why I decided to become a Kapuso.
"So now that finally, finally, it is happening, I am very very excited."
When it comes to her leading man, Bea admitted she is "kinakabahan" to be working with Alden for the show.
She explained, "I know he's such a brilliant actor, nakita ko rin siya sa workshops namin and sobrang nakaka-impress yung performance niya.
"So, kahit ako, kinakabahan na makasama si Alden. Iniisip ko, I have to be on my toes, kailangan galingan ko rin kasi magaling si Alden."
Bea and Alden were able to do workshops together for their other project, the film Special Memory produced by GMA Pictures, APT Entertainment, and VIVA Films.
As for Alden, he is also happy to be working with Bea on the project.
The Kapuso actor said about his leading lady, "Nag-workshops kami for other projects, hindi niya pinapalampas yung small details. Sabi ko, tama, perfect match, kasi parehas kaming hands-on sa trabaho."
Alden also described doing Start-Up as "ang sarap lang sa pakiramdam."
He said, "Napanood ko rin po siya and excited rin po ako. This is my first K-Drama adaptation project.
"Parang ang sarap lang sa pakiramdam mabigyan ng opportunity to be able to do something na hinahanap ng audience."
GMA-7 has yet to formally announce the characters that Bea and Alden will portray in Start-Up, as well as their co-stars and director.