Alden Richards challenges himself in new drama, "The Gift"

Heidi Hsia

11 Sep – Alden Richards is ready to challenge himself through his new GMA-7 primetime series, "The Gift".

As reported on PEP, the actor, who appeared at the press conference of the said drama recently, revealed that he will be playing the role of a blind man - a character that he never thought he would do in the past.

"But of course, as an actor, you have to try everything. Playing a disabled person, the sightless, I never thought I'd be so excited to do it, because it's full of heart," he said.

In preparation for his role, Richards said that he spoke to a lot of the visually impaired, mainly those who have known what it feels like to see before the gift was taken away from them.

"It really depresses you when you turn blind after having been blessed with sight before. I have been interviewing those people, the people whose ability to see was taken away because of sickness, accident or other reasons," he said.

Richards hopes that he would be successful in relaying the message that these people shared with him to the audience.

"The Gift" is to premiere on 16 September on GMA Telebabad.

(Photo Source: Alden Richards Instagram)