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PH adaptation of 'A Moment to Remember' starring Alden Richards postponed, Bea Alonzo begs off due to schedule conflicts

By Melanie Uson Published May 03, 2023 12:54 pm

Bea Alonzo has backed out from her upcoming film with Alden Richards due to schedule conflicts and is open to re-casting her role, according to Boy Abunda. 

The King of Talk has announced on Tuesday, May 2 episode of Fast Talk with Boy Abunda that the actress has “begged off” from doing the film Special Memory, an adaptation of South Korean film A Moment to Remember, citing “schedule problems.” 

“In the spirit of fairness, we deemed it appropriate to advise the producers of ‘Special Memory,’ a movie adaptation of ‘A Moment to Remember,’ that Ms. Bea Alonzo had to respectfully beg off from this movie project due to her full schedule this year,” her management’s statement read. 

“Ms. Bea Alonzo has contractual obligations with GMA network to fulfill, and that shall remain as our top priority,” it concluded.

“Naalala niyo po nu’ng 2021, 2022, ang daming naantalang proyekto, nagpatong-patong. Ayaw ni Bea na maghintay ang cast because of her and her schedule,” Boy said. 

Following her withdrawal, the TV host also shared that Bea is open to re-casting her role in the film. 

“Kung magre-re-cast sila, she’s happy, this is more work for more people,” he said. 

Additionally, GMA Pictures, Viva Films, and APT Entertainment released an official statement about the film, saying that it has been postponed until further notice.  

“GMA Pictures, Viva Films, and APT Entertainment would like to announce the postponement of the movie ‘A Moment to Remember,’ originally top-billed by Alden Richards and Bea Alonzo, due to scheduling conflicts within the production team,” the statement read. 

“The new production date, cast, and cinema release will be announced in due time. Thank you,” it added. 

The A Moment to Remember Philippine adaptation was first reported in December 2020 and was officially given a go signal in 2021. The 2004 film, which stars Son Ye Jin, tackles couple’s hardships as one of them suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. 

Bea and Alden recently teamed up in the GMA series Start Up, where the former played the role of Seo Dal-mi (originally portrayed by Bae Suzy), and the latter played the role Han Ji Pyeong (originally played by Kim Seon-ho).