Richard Gutierrez is scheduled to go to Vienna, Austria, on the thirdweek of September with KC Concepcion to attend the premiere of their firstmovie together, For the First Time, which is already on its thirdweek here in the country.
Although they're already finished doing their first movie together, Richard says that he and KC are still in constantcommunication.
"We communicate just like any other normal person na maykaibigan, we communicate. Almosteveryday nagko-communicate kami," said the 24-year-old actor during theinauguration of Flawless Moments in Greenhills, San Juan City on September 14.
The Codename: Asero star said being updated with each other isstill very important since they will do a movie with GMA Films. "Ngayon, nandoon kami sawork in progress na inaayos 'yong script, inaayos 'yong location. We always communicate about our next movieand our trip to Vienna," said Richard.
Talking about their second movie, do they feel any pressurein surpassing the success of their first movie For the First Time withStar Cinema?
Richard replied, "Well, I think, 'yong purpose nga noongpaggawa namin [ng pelikula] sa Star [Cinema] and sa GMA Filmsay para hindi magkaroon ng rivalry or ma-compare sa isa't isa. I think, GMA Films will go on a different direction doon samovie para hindi talaga siya ma-compare. At may sariling stand 'yong sa Star Cinema at may sariling stand 'yongsa GMA Films. Pero both films, pagagandahinnamin nang todo."
MEDIA-HYPED RIVALRY. During the interview, Startalk reporterGorgy Rula told Richard that Dingdong Dantes—who is constantly being pitted againsthim—watched For the First Time. Upon hearing this, Richardrecalled that his director in the movie, Bb. Joyce Bernal, mentioned that she would tell Dingdong to watch the film. Joyce is Dingdong's director in Dyesebel.
"Well, noong first time na pinanood namin 'yongpelikula, after ng premiere night, ikinuwento sa akin ni Direk Joyce nayayayain nga niya si Dingdong and Marian [Rivera] na manood ng pelikulanamin. Gusto rin daw manood ni Dingdong at ni Marian ng pelikulanamin, so sabi ko, ‘Sige, that's very good.' I wanna thank him also forwatching. He actually texted me andsinabi niya na nagustuhan niya 'yong pelikula, so I'm thankful," related Richard.
This just shows that Richard and Dingdong really don't havepersonal issues with each other. Infact, Richard he assured the media, "Okay naman kami ni Dong, wala namangproblema sa isa't isa, e. Siyempre'yong rivalry na kine-create ng media, sa TV lang 'yon. Pero kami ni Dong, wala kaming personal narivalry sa isa't isa."