While she's ready to do more mature roles, Toni Gonzaga clarifies she won't be doing love scenes.
After starting production on her yet untitled comedy flick with Eugene Domingo, Toni Gonzaga formally signed a three-picture two-year contract with Star Cinema last March 29 at the ABS-CBN compound. The popular singer/host was accompanied by both of her parents during the contract-signing with Star Cinema’s Senior Vice-President and Managing Director Malou Santos.
After doing another successful romantic comedy hit with My Amnesia Girl
last year, the 27-year-old actress said she is not closing her doors when it comes to venturing into other genres. But this does not automatically mean a drastic change of image for the actress. “Kasi bilang artista naman
, I also want to try other things. But tingnan natin kung anong tatakbo sa mga susunod na pelikulang ibibigay sa akin
but so far, tingnan na lang natin. Sa
it comes with role, it comes with the script, it comes with the story. Kami namang mga artista, hindi rin naman namin isa
-sacrifice yung mga prinsipyo at yung paniniwala naming kung alam namin na hindi ito sa ikagaganda ng proyekto
. So ako naman
, I’m willing to explore and mature in my roles eventually. When I say mature, baka naman ma-
misinterpret, baka akala niyo
love scene, bed scene yan, hindi naman
. I mean in terms of the characterization ng gaganapan ko
. Like dun sa Amnesia Girl
, ‘di ba may mga
sensual naman siyang mga eksena pero hindi naman siya yung hindi na ako irerespeto
,” she explained.
Toni said that she is thankful that Star Cinema understands her limits and is willing to compromise. “Yun ang maganda kasi sa
Star Cinema kaya gustong-gusto ko maging bahagi ng
pool of talents nila, lagi nilang kino
-consider yung mga hangganan at kaya naming ibigay bilang artista
. That’s why I feel very at home with them and they’re like a family to me kasi alam na nila yun.
And if ever I do something more than that, they always consult me,” she said.
The Happy Yipee Yehey!
host said that she does not know who her co-stars for her upcoming movies will be. “Yung sigurado ngayon ay yung ginagawa namin
Uge. Exciting yun. Yung
next two secret pa muna. Siyempre hindi pa nadi
other two movies but siguro dun pa rin malilinya sa
romantic comedy. Pero
this one na ginagawa na, yun yung talagang
comedy. Talagang mag-re
-rely on not so much with the love story, but it’s really about the relationship of two people na mag-pinsan
and yung pinagdadaanan nila na isang gustong magpakasal at isang gustong magpa-
annul,” she said.
Toni, who first worked with Eugene on You Are The One
, had nothing but good things to say about her co-star. “Masarap din katrabaho si Ate
Uge. Actually this is not our first time to work together kaya yung
adjustment, yung kailangan sa isa’t isa, wala na sa amin yun kasi
ever since naman magkakilala na kami
and she has remained to be one of my good friends in the industry ever since nga gumawa ako ng pelikula sa
Star Cinema. Kaya nga nung natuloy nga itong
project na ito, nakakatuwa kasi nung
first day parang hindi namin naiisip na magkakaroon kami ng ganitong proyekto
. It’s exciting kasi
we look forward to every shooting day. Marami akong natututunan sa kanya. magaan lang ang trabaho sa
pressure, wala kaming pa
-i-star-an sa isa’t isa. Pantay-pantay lang lahat,
” she shared.