Filipino celebrities Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards walked into screaming fans at a Dubai cinema on Friday, as they promoted their romantic drama ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’, now showing across the UAE.
Bernardo and Richards attended a meet-and-greet at Reel Cinemas in The Dubai Mall followed by an appearance at Al Ghurair Centre.
Selected fans got to ask the stars questions, while some lucky ones even got a chance to take photos with them.
“Why are you so pretty?” a fan asked a blushing Bernardo.
“I got it from you?” the actress and singer replied.
A fan who asked for a “hug and kiss” was politely told by organisers she’d have her time after the interaction.
‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ is a love story about two OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) set in Hong Kong. The film is a landmark of sorts as it features a ‘crossover’ for both stars, who are each attached to rival networks. Bernardo predominanly works with ABS-CBN, known as Kapamilya, while Richards is loyal to GMA also known as Kapuso.
Both actors are also working outside of their ‘love teams’ or ‘tandems’, a phrase often referred to hit pairings. Bernardo, 23, has been long-time paired with reel and real life boyfriend Daniel Padilla in a tandem famously known as ‘KathNiel’, while 27-year-old Richards has risen to stardom in his ‘AlDub’ loveteam with Maine Mendoza.
Answering a question about a “love triangle”, Bernardo said she was open to the idea, but joked that they should mix it up with four people, instead of three, along with her and Richards' respective love teams.
After Dubai, the stars will then head to Abu Dhabi on Saturday. They will make appearances at the Oscar Cinema, Al Wahda Mall, at 10am.