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‘Divine intervention!’: Pepe Herrera on position as Piolo Pascual’s brother in ‘My Papa Pi’


Pepe Herrera (proper) with “twin brother” Piolo Pascual

“Divine intervention,” was how comic Pepe Herrera described the truth that he’s enjoying the dual brother of present biz heartthrob Piolo Pascual within the sitcom “My Papa Pi.”

“I really didn’t put together for the position. Sumabay lang sa mission ang itsura ko,” mentioned Pepe, in his deadpan expression.

Brothers Pipoy (Piolo) and Popoy (Pepe) lead totally different lives regardless of being twins and residing in the identical home. Pipoy is a single father on the lookout for a greater life for his daughter. Popoy is the proprietor of the favored restaurant, One Extra Tumbong, which sells tumbong, a particular pork gut soup.

In the meantime, Popoy hopes to win the center of their neighbor Tere (Pia Wurtzbach), who, sadly, has emotions for Pipoy. Nonetheless, Popoy dies from an accident and returns as a ghost that solely Pipoy might see and listen to. The previous plans to take over his twin brother’s physique to win the center of the clueless Tere.

Artistic outlet

“In theater, the place I used to be first skilled to behave, the way you look shouldn’t have an effect on a lot your portrayal of a selected position. In case your character has lengthy hair and yours is at present quick, you possibly can all the time put on a wig. It’s simply divine intervention that my hair and Piolo’s are each quick in the meanwhile,” he defined to reporters throughout a current digital gathering.

Pepe as Popoy in “My Papa Pi”

Pepe as Popoy in “My Papa Pi”

When requested how he felt about being a part of the sitcom, which started streaming on iWantTFC on March 19, Pepe replied: “Pleasure—from amongst all of the feelings I’ve felt, this was what prevailed. I’m very excited as a result of I’ve lengthy needed to work with Piolo, in addition to with Pia. I not too long ago discovered that PJ (Piolo’s nickname) can also be into taking good care of crops and animals. Like him, this was what stored me busy after I didn’t have work due to the lockdowns. However I get pleasure from being with individuals extra and I yearn to have a artistic outlet. For this reason, greater than ever, I really feel energized to get again to work. I’m additionally curious as to how issues will work out between my new coworkers and me.”

Pepe mentioned he thought-about the next American comedians as his position fashions: Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle and the late Robin Williams. He later added the late Filipino actor Dolphy to the checklist.

He claimed to admire “My Papa Pi” director Cathy Garcia-Molina, too. They first labored collectively within the romantic comedy collection “Forevermore,” starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil.

“I’ve lengthy needed to work together with her once more after that. Similar to Pia and Piolo, I additionally need to get to know her and be buddies together with her. I’m glad it has lastly come true.” INQ

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