Alden Richards is one of the GMA-7 actors to have defied network war by co-starring in a film produced by ABS-CBN’s Star Cinema “Hello, Love, Goodbye.” His leading lady is Kapamilya talent Kathryn Bernardo.

Of course, promotional activities would not be complete without him setting foot in the compound of the network giant.

On Tuesday, Alden visited the Kapamilya office accompanied by no less than Kathryn.

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ALDEN RICHARDS and Kathryn Bernardo met with ABS-CBN executives (Instagram/Star Cinema)

“Welcome to ABS-CBN,” she told him as seen on a Facebook Live.

In an ABS-CBN News article, Alden said that while this isn’t his first time to visit ABS-CBN, the experience still felt “surreal.”

“Medyo surreal na nandito ako ngayon. Nandito kami ni Kath to shoot mga video plugs and ‘yung mga digital shoot,” he said.

Kathryn then brought his leading man to the Star Cinema office where they had themselves blessed by a priest. They also prayed for the success of their first big screen project.

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SCENE FROM ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’

Afterwards, the two had a photo opportunity and intimate lunch with Star Cinema Managing Director Olivia M. Lamasan, then Alden met with ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak and ABS-CBN chairman Mark Lopez.

In a teaser released early this month, Kathryn and Alden’s characters were unveiled.  She is Joy and appears to be a helper, while he is bartender Ethan.

The project, shot in Hongkong, is directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.

“Hello, Love, Goodbye” is slated for a July 31 release.

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