Derrick Monasterio already started preparing for his lead role in GMA-7's new fantasy-comedy series Tsuperhero.
In fact, he and love team partner Bea Binene had an immersion last September 30.
In the Friday episode of 24 Oras's "Chika Minute" segment, it was shown that Bea worked as a barker while Derrick had to drive a real jeepney around Manila during their immersion.
There was even an instance when the jeepney that Derrick was driving accidentally stopped!
Derrick said about this experience, "Hindi naman siya ganoon kahirap. Sakto lang, malaki lang, mahirap tantiyahin.
"Noong high school, medyo magaslaw po ako kumilos talaga, so ire-rekindle ko lang siya."
According to Bea, this is the second time they had an immersion.
She related, "Pangalawang immersion na namin 'to.
"Yung una, parang may mga nakita kami sila kuya barker na tinanong namin kung every kailan sila doon, kung papaano nila pino-pronounce yung mga ganitong lugar."
Here are some photos taken during DerBea's immersion as posted in Derrick's Twitter account and Facebook fanpage:
WORKING WITH MICHAEL V. In a separate interview with www.GMANetwork.com, Derrick admitted that he feels pressured working with big names for this weekly series, especially comedian Michael V.
During the story conference, it was announced that Alma Moreno and Gabby Concepcion will be part of this show.
Derrick joked, “Nakaka-pressure siyempre baka masapawan!
"Pero yun, sila naman yung tipong tao na tutulungan kang galingan, mag-stand out. Nakaka-pressure na excited.
“Masaya kasi marami kaming matutunan sa kanila and siyempre, mas veteran sila sa akin, so iga-guide rin nila ako.”
Aside from being a part of the cast, Michael V. also conceptualized this upcoming TV series to be directed by LA Madrilejos.
In the said series, Derrick plays Nonoy, a playful jeepney driver who suddenly finds himself having superpowers, among them the ability to teleport. Bea plays his barker Eva.
Meanwhile, Michael V. is cast as the villain Maku who came from the planet Ganernia.
No airing date has been announced yet for Tsuperhero, but based on reports, it will be aired every Sunday on GMA-7.
WITH GABBY AND ALMA. Cast member Betong posted photos of his first taping day that was held in Pandacan, Manila.
He provided the caption: "Ty po LORD :) Pilot taping of "TsuperHero" with Mr. Gabby Concepcion :) Abangan sa GMA :)"
Here are Betong's photos with fellow cast members Alma Concepcion, Bea and Derrick from the set of TsuperHero: