Alden Richards’ remarkable performance in ‘Alaala: A Martial Law Special’ showed that he is more than his matinee idol image
Kapuso actor and Pambansang Bae Alden Richards is known to have an oozing ‘kilig’ factor on him and it is widely-accepted by his fans as well as the supporters of AlDub, his love team with Maine Mendoza.
Beyond his matinee idol image, Richards recently provided the visual arts enthusiasts a remarkable performance on GMA Public Affairs documentary drama, Alaala: A Martial Law Special.
He played the role of Bonifacio “Boni” Ilagan, chairman of Kabataang Makabayan UP Diliman, according to a report of The Philippine Star.
The Kapuso actor portrayed very realistic the role that has give to him, giving justice to every torture scene during the Martial Law era 45 years ago.
The character of Alden Richards, Boni, suffered human rights violation from Fifth Division of the Philippine Constabulary.
Along with Boni was his sister named Rizalina, like the Filipio heroes whom they were named after, they also underwent rigid physical abuse from their oppressors.
According to a report, Alden Richards even surpassed the quality of portrayal which Piolo Pascual did for Chito Roño’s ‘Dekada ‘70’ as well as the water boarding punishment to Nico Antonio on ‘Posas’.
It is not quite a surprise that the Kapuso did so well in drama because after all he started in showbiz as a serious actor.
He first played the role of young Simeon who is the character of Bong Revilla in ‘Indio’ back in 2013.
After that, ‘10,000 Hours’ showcased his dramatic skills as young lead character Gabriel Alcaraz who is Robin Padilla’s role.
Another historical movie featured him as Jose Rizal in the movie ‘Ilustrado’ which was essayed by veteran actors Cesar Montano, Albert Martinez and Joel Torre in film, said in a report.
Alden Richard’s first Best Actor is from 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television and he was the only Kapuso actor who was nominated that year on that certain category.
He was dubbed as matinee idol when 2015 came and the AlDub Nation reigned among his and Maine Mendoza’s fans.