July 26, 2019
Actress-commercial model paired with Derrick Monasterio in new action drama
It’s confirmed! GMA Network has given Gabbi Garcia an all new series headliner after her original solo project, “Rosang Agimat,” was shelved following veteran Eddie Garcia’s unfortunate accident on its set.
The buzz is this soap’s a big one and pairs the 20-year-old actress and commercial model with one of the network’s hottest leading men, Derrick Monasterio. Titled “Beautiful Justice,” it is an action drama series where both lead stars will be required to do a lot of action routines.
Making the series more exciting is a star-studded support cast led by Yasmien Kurdi, Bea Binene, Gil Cuerva, Valeen Montenegro, Bing Loyzaga and Victor Neri. According to production, the lineup of actors is still incomplete with several roles still up for casting.
Beautiful Justice will see Gabbi and Derrick working for the first time and thankfully, there was instant rapport between them during the initial story conference.
Speaking with Showbuzz, Derrick noted, “I like Gabbi’s bubbly personality. We’ve known each other for some time now but we never got to be close since we never got to work together. But when we started talking during the story conference, she was so nice talaga. She’s the type na magiging at ease ka agad.”
In turn, Gabbi said of her new leading man, “Whenever Derrick and I bumped into each other at GMA, it would always be a simple ‘hi, hello.’ Wala naman kasi kaming pag-usapan because we never worked together. At least with Beautiful Justice, we’ll finally have something to talk about di’ba? I have a feeling na sobrang magaang katrabaho si Derrick because it’s fun talking to him.”
At the moment, Gabbi and Derrick are neither at liberty to talk about the story and their characters in detail.
“One thing that we can say is that we’re very excited about it,” Derrick enthused. “This kind of story is something very new to us, and when we talked about our characters during the story conference, ang dami naming gustong gawin. Basta kakaiba siya.”
Training will be key when it comes to preparing for the series.
“The role is very physical so we will have to really prepare ourselves beforehand,” Gabbi chimed in. “I’ve already arranged my schedule in a way that I can prioritize the series. Kasi story con pa lang, we were told we’d be having one of the trainings real soon. Ako naman, I’m leaving my schedule open because I really want to be ready for the demands of my character.”
True enough, Gabbi and Derrick found themselves called to a firing range to work on their shooting skills two days later. Committing their hundred percent to the soap, they arrived very early for the session, which also had a few of their co-stars joining them.
The day started with a detailed lecture on gun use and safety, they soon found themselves putting on protective earphones and goggles, and being taught how to handle a firearm, all the way to changing magazines and of course, shooting.
Making sure they had the proper form and concentration every time, the stars were soon hitting the target.
“It’s not easy to get the hang of it right away but I have to say I really had fun when they switched water balloons for the target,” chuckled Derrick.
For Gabbi, the entire day was one unforgettable experience.
All praises for her firing instructor Dindo De Jesus, she added, “I felt this certain confidence knowing that the one teaching me is an expert. I placed my trust in him because he really knew what he was doing. Sa mga sinasabi niya, sa mga movements niya, you know he’s got you covered.”
For today’s column, Showbuzz is exclusively publishing Gabbi, Derrick and several other cast members photos from the firing range. Stay tuned for updates on Beautiful Justice.
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