The possibility of Alden Richards being paired with Jennylyn Mercado for a Korean remake on GMA’s primetime block did not sit well with a lot of AlDub (Alden and Maine Mendoza’s) fans. It is understandable that fans want their favorite loveteam of Alden and Maine to be together all the time. However, during the past few months, diehard fans have hurled several accusations at GMA Artist Center and All Access to Artists via social media on why an AlDub teleserye has not materialized yet. The said talent management agencies handle the careers of Alden and Maine, respectively.
To shed light on the real status of the teleserye plan, GMA Films president (and daughter of GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon) Annette Gozon posted a statement yesterday via the comment section on her Instagram account with the handle @annettegozon.
“Just so the speculations don’t become blown out of proportion, here is the truth- We would want nothing more than to show an aldub soap opera in primetime. That is our priority and that is what we are continuously working on since July. However, please understand also that this will be the first soap opera of Alden and Maine and they deserve a well thought of and well crafted soap opera that is not rushed and done haphazardly. Hopefully, one of the concepts will be approved soon by both the management team of Alden and of course, Maine’s management team. In the meantime, if Alden has separate assignments from Maine, it does not mean that these assignments will contradict the aldub loveteam. I would also suppose that the same is true for Maine’s endeavors even if these do not include Alden. There is no intent on the part of GMA to pair Alden with another girl aside from Maine. So instead of fighting and arguing amongst ourselves, let us unite and support Aldub and pray for all their upcoming projects together whether it be a soap opera, a movie or any other projects that will come their way.”
Photos courtesy of Instagram account @annettegozon