For the benefit of my non-Filipino readers, I will translate the quote from Alden to English:
“What’s three or five seconds spent taking photos with (fans)?
What’s three or five seconds spent granting a request for a video greeting?
What’s half a second or one second spent holding (being held by) them?
I will not deprive (the fans) of it because that’s what makes them happy and for them, that’s a big deal already.”
After 10 or so years of following celebrities – ok, one celebrity – who practically run towards the other direction at the sight of a fan with a camera, this is such a refreshing sight. Alden is definitely more than just good looks and oodles of talent. He has a good head above his shoulders and he just reeks of positive energy. I’m loving this guy more and more!
The great news is, this awesome celebrity lives in my country and it will be (relatively) easy to follow him. In a non-stalker fan way, of course.
For the full interview, check out Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP)’s official website.