Derrick Monasterio for Inside Showbiz Weekly

  • May 2, 2018
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THE NEW PRIMETIME PRINCE

This summer has been the busiest for Kapuso hunk actor, Derrick Monasterio.

His movie with Barbie Forteza, Almost a Love Story, has just been shown in cinemas earlier this month and his teleserye with her is set to premiere next month. In addition, he will take part in a concert together entitled Oh, Boy! & Oh, LOL! with fellow Kapuso actors and a couple of comedians. Despite having consecutive projects that require much of his time, Derrick is certainly having the time of his life.

“It feels great,” he comments to Inside Showbiz Weekly. The son of former actress Tina Monasterio, in fact, looks radiant as he arrives for the shoot despite coming from an early morning guesting on Unang Hirit. He looks fresh and energized, and a sense of fulfillment is evident on his handsome face. He is especially excited about the teleserye with Barbie titled Inday Will Always Love You because it will be part of the primetime lineup of GMA-7.

In his last interview with Inside Showbiz almost 2 years ago, Derrick Monasterio dreamt of having a billboard on EDSA, top billing a movie, and play a lead role in a teleserye- all of which he has achieved as of writing. With a path clearly destined for greatness laid out for him, Derrick is sure to be the new Kapuso Primetime Prince. 
Read more on the latest issue of Inside Showbiz Weekly on the Flip 100 app @flip100ph. Photography by DJ Magbanua @djmagbanua 
Art Direction by Nicole Villaruel @nixvillaruel 
Sitting Editor: Vani Altomonte @valtomonte 
Words by Rosy Mina @lookingrosy Brand Associate: Walter De Jesus @walterahlen Publisher: Archie Carrasco @archiecarrasco Special thanks to GMA Artist Center @artistcenter #InsideShowbizLovesDerrickMonasterio #DerrickMonasterio

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WORTH THE WAIT

 

Two years ago, Derrick expressed to Inside Showbiz Weekly of his desire to become a leading man in a weekday primetime program. Back then, he was the leading man of Bea Binene in the afternoon soap opera Hanggang Makita Kang Muli. He went on to headline Tsuperhero in the Sunday primetime lineup of his home network. His big break finally came a couple of years later. How was he able to cope with waiting for his main slot on GMA Telebabad?

“Being impatient? That’s normal naman siguro. I was not naman impatient but I was really hopeful,” he recalls. In 2017, he finally landed a primetime role as part of the huge ensemble cast of Mulawin vs Ravena which was headlined by Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Carla Abellana, and Heart Evangelista. He played the role of Almiro, the son of Aguiluz and Alwina. “Pero nung dumating naman siya, it was worth it. Worth it talaga ‘yung waiting,” he says of his upcoming television project.

In his last interview with Inside Showbiz almost 2 years ago, Derrick Monasterio dreamt of having a billboard on EDSA, top billing a movie, and play a lead role in a teleserye- all of which he has achieved as of writing. With a path clearly destined for greatness laid out for him, Derrick is sure to be the new Kapuso Primetime Prince. Read more on the latest issue of Inside Showbiz Weekly on the Flip 100 app @flip100ph Photography by DJ Magbanua @djmagbanua 
Art Direction by Nicole Villaruel @nixvillaruel 
Sitting Editor Vani Altomonte @valtomonte 
Words by Rosy Mina @lookingrosy Brand Associate: Walter De Jesus @walterahlen Publisher: Archie Carrasco @archiecarrasco Special thanks to GMA Artist Center @artistcenter #InsideShowbizLovesDerrickMonasterio #DerrickMonasterio

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DERBIE REUNION

Inday Will Always Love You marks the television comeback of Derrick and Barbie, regarded as DerBie by their fans. They first worked together in 2010 in the youth-oriented show Tween Hearts, where Barbie was paired up with Joshua Dionisio and Derrick was matched with Lexi Fernandez. The DerBie love team admitted to almost being a couple as Derrick courted Barbie but the latter thought that they were still too young to get into a relationship. Thankfully, their friendship did not turn sour after the courtship episode.

“Our working relationship kasi is like we’re more than best friends, actually, but less than lovers. We are really comfortable working with each other and there’s no ilangan in a way kasi we’ve known each other for so long. We started working in Tween Hearts palang so that was like eight years ago. So ‘yun, we trust each other,” explains Derrick.

Photography by DJ Magbanua / Art Direction by Nicole Villaruel / Editor Vani Almonte/ Words by Rosy Mina / Special Thanks to GMA Artist Center

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