Diego Loyzaga joins Mara Clara

Diego Loyzaga Montano, son of actor-commercial endorser and director Cesar Montano and actress Teresa Loyzaga, on Monday joined ABS-CBN's soap opera "Mara Clara." He portrays the role of Derrick, a character formerly played by the late actor, Rico Yan.

Diego LoyzagaIn an interview on E-Live last Saturday, Diego revealed that he underwent workshops to hone his acting skills and more importantly to prepare himself for his role in primetime television's hit series.

He reportedly said he feels the pressure getting associated with parents who are both well-known in show business, but Diego stressed he will make his own name in the industry.

The young actor signed a 3-year exclusive contract with the Kapamilya network recently. Reports said he will be managed by Star Magic.