Eugene Domingo on Toni Gonzaga: 'She's a total entertainer'

Eugene Domingo insists that there's no rivalry between her and Toni Gonzaga on the set of their upcoming movie, 'Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi.'

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

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6/9/2011 8:26 AM
Eugene Domingo on Toni Gonzaga: 'She's a total entertainer'


060911-eugene_main.jpgWhen Push.com.ph visited Eugene Domingo on the set of Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi last June 7, the comedienne happily shared that it’s her first time to play a character who’s set on leaving her dashing husband played by Wendell Ramos. “Kakaiba talaga ito dahil sa unang pagkakataon ayokong mag-asawa. Yung character ko is the one seeking for annulment. Makaka-relate siguro yung mga taong nagtatanong sa sarili nila na hanggang kailan ko ba kayang magpatali sa marriage? Anong mga rason bakit kailangang mag-annul? Kaya mo ba ang mga pagdadaanan ng isang babae at ng isang broken family? It’s a reality. Everyday may nagpapakasal at may naghihiwalay. So itong pelikulang ito ay may katatawanan and at the same time tuturuan tayong mag-isip,” she began.

Although Eugene has yet to experience the life of a married woman, she claimed that it was a bit easy for her to internalize her role because she has learned a lot based on the personal experiences of people who are close to her. “Of course I have friends who are married and some who are separated already. Alam mo yung nakita mo kung paano sila nag-umpisang masaya as a couple, tapos yung unti-unting nananabang na sa kanilang relasyon. At nakita mo na pagkatapos ng maraming pag-iisip at pag-aaway, hindi pa rin susuko. So sa pelikulang ito nagamit ko naman yung mga observation na yun. Tsaka malay mo in real life ma-experience ko naman yung ikasal muna bago magpa-annul,” she added.

In this project, Eugene co-stars with Multimedia Star Toni Gonzaga. When asked if she feels pressured since people might compare their humor and acting style, Eugene simply replied, “No, definitely not. Hindi ako natatakot sa mga ganon. Bakit naman ‘di ba? Toni is a natural. She is a total entertainer—she can sing, act, do drama and comedy—she's very versatile. And it's my honor and pleasure to be able to work with her. Lalo na at ang kanyang unang pelikula (You Are The One) e magkasama kami.

As a matter of fact, Eugene and Toni have established good rapport both on and off screen. “Hindi nauubusan ng kwentuhan sa set namin with Toni. Napakasaya ng set na ito bilang si Jose Javier Reyes naman ay kilalang magaling na manunulat at director. Napakadaldal ng mga tao dito. At the same time, we have a very strong supporting cast—mga subok na character actors like Sylvia Sanchez, Lou Veloso, Irma Adlawan, Wendell Ramos, and Zanjoe Marudo. My goodness riot na riot itong pelikulang ito, pang buong pamilya talaga.