EXCLUSIVE: Derrick Monasterio on “DerBie” love team with Barbie Forteza

  • April 30, 2018

Inday Will Always Love You marks the television comeback of Derrick Monasterio and Barbie Forteza, 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.

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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.

Aside from Tween Hearts, Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa, and Inday Will Always Love You, Derrick and Barbie have also worked together in drama anthologies Maynila, Wagas, and Tadhana, as well as in the soap operas Anna Karenina, Genesis, and The Half Sisters. On the silver screen, they were part of Tween Academy: Class of 2012 and The Road.

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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. 
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