Derek couldn’t explain how happy he is because of his main role in a new fantasy-action series of TV5, Kidlat.
Kidlat’s launching happened on Cosplay Mania 2012 event last September 29, Saturday, at SMX Convention Center located at SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
Derek’s costume is made by the same costume designer of the movie X-Men, The Avengers, and Dare Devil.
Derek shared, “Actually, I just came from my fitting of the costume. All I can say is that it’s really good!”
“Hindi pa namin puwedeng ipakita or i-describe kasi nga very special ang costume.”
“Mare-reveal lang kapag malapit nang ipalabas ang series. Kaya konting patience na lang.”
LEADING LADIES. Derek is also excited to work with her two leading ladies, Nadine Samonte and Ritz Azul on Kidlat.
He said, “I met them formally sa story conference namin a few days ago.”
“I will get to work with the drama princesses of the Kapatid network—at pareho silang magaganda!”
“Sabi ko naman na I would love to work with new actors”
“Kung excited silang makatrabaho ako, excited din akong makatrabaho sila.”
“I told both Nadine and Ritz na magtulungan kami to make Kidlat a very good show.”
“Team effort lang lahat. Very positive ang perception naming lahat sa Kidlat,”
MOVING ON. 2012 hasn’t come to an end yet but Derek’s career is really good despite his imperfect personal life.
But according to him, that is not considered a reason for him not to be happy.
He said, “We make our own happiness.”
“If something fails or did not work in our life, we grieve for some time but you pick yourself up again. You find a way to be happy.”
“Hindi pa naman katapusan ng mundo mo kung may isang bagay na hindi naging maayos sa buhay mo.”
“That’s the thing about moving on. We move on and we don’t turn back. We find a new place to be happy.”
NO MORE TWEETS. Angelica, Derek’s ex-girlfriend thanked the singer Taylor Swift for the song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” on one of her tweets.
For that song was as if made for her.
Derek admitted that he stopped following Angelica’s tweets after they broke up.
“I stopped following her tweets. That is expected naman. We both needed that space.”
“Kaya hindi ko alam ang tweet niyang ‘yan.”
“For as long as wala ang name ko sa tweet ni Angel, I will not assume na it has something to do with me.”
“What I know lang is that she’s happy—happy rin naman ako.”
“We’ve both moved on and that is what’s important now.”
NEW RELATIONSHIP. Derek is happy with his new relationship but he’s pleading not to be question on who is the new non-showbiz girlfriend.
He wants to be as private as possible on his new relationship.
He said, “I’ve been in a high-profile relationship for a number of years.”
“Lahat ng gawin ninyo, magnified—we were always being watched.”
“This time, I want to keep this for myself.”
“It’s not that I am keeping the media away from my new relationship.”
“But it’s for the best, not just for me, but for the new woman in my life.”
“Just let me enjoy the moments that I will have with her in private.”
“I’m not asking for much except for this privacy in my personal life.”
Derek doesn’t want to mention anything unsure anymore but according to him, Angelica might be the last woman he will be gotten into a relationship with from showbiz.
“We can never say what will happen next, di ba? Puwedeng mag-iba ulit ang lahat.”
“But sa nararamdaman ko ngayon, I want Angel to be the last girl that I had a relationship with in showbiz.”
“I’m starting over again and I want things to be on the right path,” Finished Derek.