Eugene Domingo on Ai-Ai de las Alas: Shes my queen

Eugene Domingo reprises her role as Ai-Ai de las Alas's sidekick for 'Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last na 'To.'

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

10/23/2010 12:01 AM
Eugene Domingo on Ai-Ai de las Alas: Shes my queen


Most of the original stars of Ang Tanging Ina recently got together for the pictorial of the upcoming third and final installment of the movie series entitled Ang Tanging Ina Mo: Last na 'lsquo;To which is part of the Metro Manila Film Festival this December. PUSH.com.ph got the chance to talk to stars Marvin Agustin, Nikki Valdez, Shaina Magdayao, Serena Dalrymple, Yuuki Kadooka, Carlo Aquino, Marc Acueza, and Alwyn Uytingco who are all reprising their roles as children of the Comedy Concert Queen Ai-Ai de las Alas.

Eugene Domingo is also back as Rowena, the best friend of Ai-Ai and the godmother of the children in the film. After the first Ang Tanging Ina in 2003, Eugene has become an acclaimed and bankable comedienne of her own, with films like Kimmy Dora, Here Comes The Bride, and Mamarazzi. Despite what she has achieved, Eugene told PUSH.com.ph that she would never hesitate to accept a support role to Ai-Ai. "I have no problem because it will always be my honor and pleasure to play support to Ai-Ai. She'rsquo;s very professional. She'rsquo;s my queen.'rsquo;"

Eugene also shared that she is very happy to do Tanging Ina again because of the chance to be with Ai-Ai and the other stars. "Ang bilis ng panahon kasi ang lalaki na nila lahat. Si Nikki nag-asawa and may anak na. Parang ngayon pare-pareho na lang kami ng mentalidad. Hindi namin maintindihan ni Ai-Ai kung umuurong na ba ang mga utak namin o sila talaga 'lsquo;yung nag-mature na. Parang magbabarkada na lang kami lahat."

She was particularly excited to see Yuuki, who flew in from Japan just to do the last Tanging Ina film. "Si Yuuki lumipad pa galing Japan. Sa kanya talaga ako pinakanatutuwa. Noon kasi maliit pa 'lsquo;yan, pinapangaralan ko na, 'lsquo;Mag-aral ka sa Japan!'rsquo; Nung dumating siya para mag-shooting hindi na siya masyado marunong mag Tagalog."

Eugene asked moviegoers to make sure to see Ang Tanging Ina: Last na 'lsquo;To because the producers have saved the best for last. "Last na ito kaya sana hindi palampasin ng mga tao. Kahit kami hindi namin inakala na magkaka part three pa. Nung nagkita-kita kami lahat, pakiramdam namin lahat nag-abroad tapos naguwian. Naging isang masayang reunion. Kung ano 'lsquo;yung naramdaman namin na, 'lsquo;Uy ang laki laki na nila! 'lsquo;Yan na pala si Serena, si Yuuki!'rsquo; Ganun ang mararamdaman nila kapag nanood sila ng Ang Tanging Ina: Last na 'lsquo;To."

Even her character Rowena is in for a surprise because there are rumors that she will have a special leading man in this film. "Basta. Hindi ko akalain na sa last part, meron palang nakalaan para sa akin, ha ha ha! Masaya. Maiingit kayo!"