Fresh from winning Best Supporting Actor at the Manila International Film Festival, Pepe Herrera continues to make waves in Philippine entertainment with a string of notable projects.
“May times na yung tamang paghugot, tamang timpla, dun yung may challenge. Thankfully, lahat naman ng nakaka-trabaho ko collaborative, so nagagawan naman ng paraan,” Pepe reflected, speaking from his experience of collaborating with numerous actors throughout his career.
Recently, he showcased his comedic prowess in the film “Ma’am Chief,” collaborating with Melai Cantiveros under Pulp. In another cinematic venture, Herrera joined forces with industry powerhouses Sharon Cuneta and Alden Richards in the Metro Manila Film Festival entry, “A Family of Two.”
He also took on the role of the romantic leading man in the Philippine adaptation of the South Korean film “My Sassy Girl.” When questioned about what makes Pepe Herrera the perfect leading man, his response was, “Being Pepe Herrera—to be sincere and truthful.” Further contributing to his achievements, “My Sassy Girl,” which premiered on January 31 this year, raked in an impressive 5.2 million pesos in total opening sales.
Pepe Herrera has a slate of thrilling projects on the horizon. Leading the pack is “I Am Not Big Bird,” alongside Enrique Gil, set for release in cinemas on February 13th of this year.
“I feel confident na madaming manonood [I Am Not Big Bird]. Na-iimagine ko yung grupo, either family or friends,” Pepe said.
Moreover, set to be produced by Dreamscape Entertainment—ABS-CBN Entertainment and Viu are partnering on a local adaptation of the beloved Korean series “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim,” with Herrera poised to join the cast.
“Sa ngayon, with my current state, iwas muna ako sa masyadong dark na roles to protect my mental health,” Pepe Herrera said.
In April, audiences can anticipate seeing Pepe take the stage in Parokya ni Edgar The Musical at Newport World Resorts. Pepe is also set to take the spotlight in an eagerly anticipated Amazon Prime series, with further details, including the release date, to be announced soon.
With recent successes and exciting prospects ahead, Herrera’s journey in Philippine entertainment continues to thrive.