Alden Richards marks another milestone in his career as he receives the Asian Star Prize in the Seoul International Drama Awards 2019 last Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the Grand Peace Hall in Kyung Hee University.
The Kapuso prime actor proves to be unstoppable in expanding the standards of acting and strengthening his depth as an artist.
Alden flew to Seoul to personally accept the prestigious accolade and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the award-giving body during his acceptance speech.
“It is such an honor to receive this award. As a Filipino, I am very humbled and grateful to be recognized in the international scene along with so many amazing and talented artists here tonight. This award is also extra special to me because it comes at a time when we are celebrating 70 years of friendship between the Philippines and Korea. Thank you to the Seoul Drama Awards Committee and the Korean Broadcasters Association,” he said.
Meanwhile, Alden will once again showcase his acting chops in the upcoming primetime series The Gift, where he takes on the role of Joseph—a man who grows up in Divisoria and becomes one of its hard-working vendors. Despite the trials that come his way upon losing his eyesight, Joseph continues to be a good person and becomes an inspiration to the people around him.
Alden underwent an immersion with Resources for the Blind Inc., a non-government office that helps visually-impaired people to prepare for his character.
A recognition of his remarkable talent, the award also symbolizes Alden’s dedication and love for his craft. He noted, “As actors, it is always our hope to make more people happy and inspire them with our passion.”
Organized by Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee and Korean Broadcasters Association, Seoul International Drama Awards is a festival that brings together all professionals in the field of TV drama production and media industry and global audiences who enjoy television dramas.