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Toni Gonzaga talks about Eugene Domingo: 'Napakatotoo, napaka-natural'

Toni Gonzaga is all praises for her co-star Eugene Domingo.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

6/10/2011 8:48 AM
Toni Gonzaga talks about Eugene Domingo: 'Napakatotoo, napaka-natural'


061011-toni_main.jpgToni Gonzaga had mixed emotions during a recent set visit on the last shooting day of her upcoming movie with Eugene Domingo, Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi.Siyempre nalulungkot kasi mami-miss mo ‘yung samahan, ‘yung friendship na nabuo sa set pero we’re all looking forward to the finished product na pinaghirapan naming lahat,” she explained.

In the said movie, Toni and Eugene play cousins with opposite goals. While Eugene’s character is a married woman wanting to end her marriage, Toni portrays a woman whose only desire is to get married to her fiancé.

Since they are two of today’s most successful comediennes, Toni and Eugene are often pitted against each other but Toni said that she and Eugene work very well even if they have some differences when it comes to acting. “Magkaibang-magkaiba kami ng istilo ni Ate Uge (Eugene’s nickname), eh. Atsaka I think nakatulong din ‘yung 2006 na nakatrabaho namin ang isa’t-isa sa You Are The One, nandun kasi siya, eh. So hindi na mahirap para sa amin ang mag-adjust at mag-bond kasi nagkaroon na kami ng foundation ng pagkakaibigan noon pa man,” Toni said. She continued that as a fellow co-actor, Eugene is very helpful. “Si Ate Uge giver naman siya, eh. Sa isang eksena give and take kayo, kaya masarap katrabaho si Ate Uge kasi ‘yung husay niya hindi niya sinasarili, sini-share niya.”

Even off-cam, the host-actress related that she and Eugene also get along well and talk about serious and funny stuff. “Parang ate kasi si Ate Uge. Marami na siyang life experiences, sini-share niya sa akin ‘yun. Parang hindi kami bago sa isa’t-isa, sanay na kami, mag-uusap kami, natatawa ako sa kanya most of the time dahil sa mga kuwento niya, dahil sa mga antics niya.”

But even if they jive, they are still being pitted against each other. But Toni said that this is nothing new and added that she is always compared to someone else every time she makes a movie. “In-expect na namin ‘yun, eh. Hindi naman mawawala ‘yon. Actually, sa lahat ng mga nakatrabaho ko, sa lahat ng gagawin ko, alam ko na may pagkukumparahan sila, may pagbabasehan sila ng ibang tao para i-compare sa ‘yo. Alam ko nang mangyayari ‘yon. I-compare na lang nila kami. Hindi namin pinag-uusapan ang mga ganyang bagay. ‘Yung masyado nang showbiz, pelikula, pressure, compare-compare, pagod na kami sa point na ‘yon. Pag-usapan na lang namin ang masayang bagay.

As a person, Toni described Eugene as someone real. “What you see is what you get with her [and] with her acting. She’s very transparent, she’s someone na andali mong makakagaanan ng loob kasi napakatotoo, napaka-natural. Kung anong nakikita mo ganun lang siya talaga. Isa sa mga mako-consider mong totoong tao sa industriyang ito.”