If there’s something that’s making actor Pepe Herrera very happy these days, it is the fact that he is playing Piolo Pascual’s twin brother in the “sweetcom” “My Papa Pi.”
“Excited po ako. ‘Yun po ang nanaig na pakiramdam, excited,” Herrera quipped when asked how he felt after being offered to be in a sitcom with Pascual during the online press conference for the show, Feb. 12.
Herrera feels that he does share something in common with Pascual.
“Kasi katulad po ni PJ, mahilig po ako sa halaman at sa mga hayop. ‘Yun ang inaatupag ko po kapag walang trabaho. From time to time, you want to break your routine kaya ang sarap ng creative outlet. Saka mahilig ako sa tao talaga, eh. I’m very, very curious. Nae-energize ako kapag nakikipagkuwentuhan at may bagong nakikilala,” he said.
(Like PJ, I am fond of plants and animals. That’s what I do whenever there is no work. From time to time you want to break from your routine, that’s why it’s great to have a creative outlet. Further, I am really fond of people. I am very, vey curious. I feel energized when I talk to and when I meet new people.)
Herrera’s new short hairdo is not in preparation for his role, though. It is just a coincidence that he has short hair now, just like Pascual.
“Kasi sa training ko sa theater, it doesn’t matter kung ang buhok mo ay maikli or mahaba kasi puwdeng mag-wig. Puwedeng mag-transform through costume, makeup. Although sobrang blessing in disguise na maiksi ang buhok ko ngayon at maiksi din ang buhok ni Papa P,” he said.
(It’s because due to my training in theater, it doesn’t matter if my hair is short or long because you can wear a wig. You can transform through costume, makeup. Although it’s a blessing that I have short hair now and Papa P’s hair is also short.)
“My Papa Pi” which also stars Pia Wurtzbach will start airing on March 5 on the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC and TFC. It will center in the life of twin brothers Pipoy (Pascual) and Popoy (Hererra) as they live in a very simple community called Mapag-asa Street. JB