Start-Up executive producer Yu Sang-won praised Start-Up PH stars Alden Richards and Bea Alonzo.
On October 18, Sang-won applauded the Philippine adaptation of the hit Korean drama series.
“We were pleasantly surprised at how well the Philippine version of Start-Up was produced. It was impressive… How GMA Entertainment Group put in efforts to satisfy both the original fans and the local audience.
“This goes the same with the cast… The overall look and feel and the cinematography of the local version were similar to that of the original version so that Filipino fans will feel familiar, yet the local production team creatively devised/adapted the story to meet the expectations of the local audience,” he said.
Sang-won was also impressed with the lead stars Richards and Alonzo.
“Alden Richards and Bea Alonzo added their own charm to the characters,” Sang-won stated.
Richards and Alonzo thanked the executive producer for his remarks.
“Our sincerest gratitude to Mr. Yu Sang-won for the nice feedback for our show. It was really an honor for us to do the Filipino adaptation of Start-Up. We hope that we can also inspire a lot of local audiences here in the Philippines as much as the Korean version did all over the world,” Richards said.
“This is kind of somehow a little validation… for us na kahit papaano they liked our project. We worked hard for this. Masaya rin ako hindi lang sa reaksyon but also sa reaksyon ng mga tao on social media. Especially the fans of Start-Up Korea kasi napapanood nila ‘yung Philippine adaptation,” Alonzo affirmed.