As the hot primetime series Magkaribal goes on its last two weeks, Derek Ramsay says their work schedule has gotten even more hectic with the scenes getting even more exciting before the climactic final episode. "Tuloy-tuloy yung trabaho ngayon. Right now were really working hard to keep the quality there, taping everyday so it takes a toll on our body. No exaggeration, we tape everyday and that'rsquo;s why sometimes the emotions get high and the tempers flare, which is just normal. But it'rsquo;s hard work everyday and I'rsquo;m not talking about 8 to 10 hour days, I'rsquo;m talking about 24 plus, plus hours working straight. I have mixed emotions right now. It'rsquo;s sad because I'rsquo;m going to miss all the people that I'rsquo;m working with. But at the same time, my body is longing for rest," he said.
Derek also admitted that he really enjoyed working with leading ladies Gretchen Barretto and Bea Alonzo as well as the rest of the cast in the show. "I feel sad that this great ride is going to come to an end. I don'rsquo;t know if I'rsquo;m going to get the chance to work with these people again. I'rsquo;m so used to seeing them everyday. You know I wake up and the first people I see, and that'rsquo;s all going to change in a couple of week'rsquo;s time," he says during Push.com.ph'rsquo;s visit on the set of Magkaribal last October 20.
But of all his co-stars on the hit show, the Fil-Brit hunk admits it'rsquo;s Bea whom he looks forward to being paired with again in a future project. "If given a chance, I'rsquo;d like to work with all of them again, but it'rsquo;s always a pleasure to work with Bea. I feel so comfortable with Bea. And ang mami-miss ko sa kanya is yung pang-aalaska. I always tease her kasi. I love teasing Bea about anything, just to get on her nerves. Pikon siya eh. Mami-miss ko yung kulitan namin dito sa set," he said.
Derek also admitted that his friendship with his other leading lady Gretchen has also grown over the past few months of working together. "I'rsquo;ve gotten close to Gretchen and I'rsquo;d like to maybe do a movie with her. What I will miss most about Gretchen is how she'rsquo;s so funny, she makes me laugh. She'rsquo;s so magaang, magaan syang kasama. And then maalagain siya, she always has food, she'rsquo;s always asking if you'rsquo;re hungry. Sobrang bait niya to everybody. And there'rsquo;s definitely some sort of chemistry there when we do scenes together. But I feel real comfortable working with Bea so sana I get to work with her again," he admitted.
Derek also shared that everyone in the cast of Magkaribal has become friends. "Actually, everyone'rsquo;s gotten close. We don'rsquo;t only hang out sa set, we will hang out outside of the set. Sila R.S. (Francisco), sila Toffee (Calma), sila Erich (Gonzales) at Enchong (Dee). We'rsquo;ve all become very, very close. Everyday kaming nagsasama-sama pero we also find time para magsama-sama and hang out outside of taping. I had my Belo launching and sinuportahan ako ng mga kasama ko dito. It'rsquo;s nice that we created a bond between everybody here. More than just workmates, we'rsquo;ve become real friends dito sa showbiz," he said.