The CharDawn team-up of Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta remains hot even after three decades since it was launched. The formula isn’t that complicated. Besides their brilliant talents, Richard and Dawn’s chemistry transcends beyond the screens, built in a strong foundation of friendship.
Richard and Dawn’s romantic history may have ended in a split up, but they managed to maintain their communication and friendship. Their spouses Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and Rep. Anton Lagdameo are also friends and colleagues in the Congress.
The clamor for a CharDawn reunion movie just keeps on getting louder and Richard is fully aware of this. But as much as he wants to give in to the insistent public demand, his obligations as Ormoc City mayor will be his top priority. Richard is open to the possibility of hosting another production in his beloved beautiful city like what he did for the film “Three Words to Forever,” where 90 percent of the scenes were shot in Ormoc to adjust to his availability.
Richard knows that his transition from a teenage matinee idol to doing father roles is inevitable. He calls this the life cycle of an actor. What matters is he remains active in the industry that first embraced his talent.
Richard excels at being a father on and off the cameras. Asked how he portrays this most important role in his life, Richard underscores the need to balance being a friend and leader inside the home. “Bilang haligi ng tahanan you need to be responsible and sensible all the time. You also have to be sensitive sa needs ng asawa, ng family mo.” As the ‘man of the house,’ Richard takes on the power to set the tone and make the entire household happy.
He and wife Lucy recently marked their 22nd wedding anniversary. In their more than two decades of marriage, Richard already grasped expertise in making a relationship long lasting. “Very important na open ang communication between the husband and the wife. It’s important that you get to talk about things in life at dapat nag-e-enjoy lang talaga kayo,” he says.
The interview ends with Toni Gonzaga reading Juliana’s Father’s Day message for her dad, Richard.