Lock-in taping is an advantage for newcomer Fino Hererra especially when it comes to the continuity of his character.
For Herrera, being in a location for a few straight days gives him the chance to get a strong grip on his character.
“Mas gusto ko po iyong set-up ng lock-in taping kasi nandoon kami for the whole period of taping. Mas napanghahawakan po namin ang character. Hindi po naming siya agad nabibitawan,” Herrera said during the online presscon for “Horrorscope,” an iWanTFC series directed by Ato Bautista which starts streaming today, Jan. 13.
(I like the lock-in set-up in taping because we are there for the whole period of taping. We have a better hold of our character. We do not lose grip of it easily.)
“Pagdating po sa set, mas madali naming panghawakan agad iyong character hindi katulad ng dati na M-W-F or T-Th-S ang taping na parang mahirap ibalik po iyong character kasi may one day po na pahinga,” he added.
(When we arrive on set, it is easier for us to have a grip of the character unlike before where we had M-W-F or T-Th-S taping which makes it difficult for us to return as our character because we had a day of rest.)
As an actor, the “Batang Poz” star does not mind being away from his family for a much longer time because of the new normal set-up in taping.
“Mas gusto ko po ng work kaysa po wala. Hindi po kasi ako namimili ng work. Kung may work na offer, bakit hindi natin tanggapin. Iba pong opportunity ito para matututo ako ng ibang character naman pa hindi lang puro pa-cute, papogi,” he said.
(I would rather have work than do nothing. I am not choosy with work. If there is work being offered, why not accept it? This is a new opportunity for me to learn a new character instead of just looking cute and looking good.)
Herrera stars in the “Virgo” episode of “Horroscope.” He plays Dado, who gets nabbed in a police operation that involves his first love, Charlie Dizon, who plays a rookie cop. NVG