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Toni Gonzaga says that she and Eugene Domingo are not trying to outdo each other

Actress-host Toni Gonzaga admits she feels nervous about working with showbiz veterans like Eugene Domingo.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

3/24/2011 8:00 AM
Toni Gonzaga says that she and Eugene Domingo are not trying to outdo each other


032411-toni_main.jpgToni Gonzaga said that she and Eugene Domingo are not trying to outdo each other in their upcoming movie under Star Cinema. Toni added that she admires Eugene for being cooperative so that they can both act well. “Ang maganda kay Ate Uge (Eugene) dahil isa na siyang beteranong komedyante at matagal sa industriya, hindi mo mararamdaman ‘yung ganyan. Sa husay niya, alam na alam na talaga niya kung paano kami magwo-work together,” assured Toni.

Toni also shared that it’s nerve-wracking to work with veterans of the industry, people like their director Jose Javier Reyes. However, she said that niether Eugene nor Direk Joey gave her any reason to feel intimidated. “Nakakaniyerbos pero kapag kasama mo sina Ate Uge at Direk Joey sa set, hindi mo na mararamdaman ‘yon kasi ang acting naman is always reacting. Hindi naman talaga ‘yung sapaw ka lang.

Kung ano ang ibinibigay ni Ate Uge, ‘yun din ang ibibigay mo. Kapag mahusay ang katrabaho mo at mahusay ang binibigay sa ‘yo naibibigay ang best mo also.”

The actress-host also said that the misunderstanding between her and Happy Yipee Yehey! co-host Mariel Rodriguez is totally resolved. As a matter of fact, Toni attended the premiere night of Mariel’s movie with husband Robin Padilla, Tum: My Pledge of Love. She added that it is only proper that she support Mariel, who never missed a premiere night or concert that Toni had in the past. “Kung babalikan n’yo ‘yung mga naging pelikula ko, lahat ng premiere nights ko, present si Mariel. Lahat ng concert ko present siya kaya nararapat lamang na suportahan ko siya.

Toni, who came right from her shooting that night, related that she really tried to find a way to make it to the premiere right. She explained that Direk Joey did not allow her to skip the shooting day but permitted her to leave early so she could attend the movie premiere.

Meantime, Toni denied tabloid reports that she supposedly feels insecure about her sister, Alex Gonzaga, who has a lot of acting and hosting projects on another network. She clarified that she was the one who actually encouraged her sister to venture into acting. “Para maramdaman niya ng sarap ng pinaghihirapan mo tapos may na-achieve ka kahit paunti-unti,” Toni said. “Tsaka masaya akopag marami siyang trabaho kasi ako naman ang mag-spend ng money niya, for a change. Ako naman mag-enjoy ng pera niya,” she joked.