Eugene Domingo praises Toni Gonzaga's comedic timing

Eugene Domingo shares she is inspired by the young generation of actors' passion for work.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

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8/24/2011 8:51 AM
Eugene Domingo praises Toni Gonzaga's comedic timing


082411-eugene_main.jpgEugene Domingo was all praises for her Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi co-star Toni Gonzaga when the former faced reporters during the mini-press conference for the movie scheduled to open this August 31. Eugene and Toni play two friends with conflicting beliefs on love and marriage. According to Eugene, Toni exhibited an impressive sense of comedic timing in Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi.Napakagaling ni Toni. Singer kasi siya so mahusay ang timing niya. Marunong siyang magbigay ng iba’t ibang tono. I think sa mga kasabayan niya walang siyang katulad. She stands out. Ang husay niya sa hosting, sa singing. Excited ako para sa concert niya kasi alam kong kayang kaya niya ‘yun.”

Eugene further shared that audiences will get to see a different side of Toni in this movie. “Natutuwa ako na tinanggap niya itong role sa Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi kasi ba naman, konti na lang mukha na siyang tuta. Hindi siya conscious sa magiging hitsura niya. Ang gusto ko sa kanya is game na game siya. At lahat yata ng batang aktres na nadidikit sa akin e nagiging bakla. Si Angelica (Panganiban), ngayon si Toni.”

Many would quickly conclude that in this project, it would be the more senior Eugene who would extend tips to Toni. But Eugene confessed that during the filming, it became the other way around. “Hindi totoo ‘yung inaakala ng marami na dahil beterana ako e sa akin sila natututo. Baliktad kaya. Nakukuha ko ang energy nila. Nai-inspire ako lalo magtrabaho dahil sa kanila. Nakikita ko ang passion sa kanila so I’m reminded of how I was ten years ago. Dapat ageless ang passion.”

The movie industry seems to be producing more and more comedy flicks in the past couple of years. When asked why she thinks such is the case, Eugene attributed this to the desire of many to find an effective diversion. “Hindi nakakagulat ‘yan kasi sa TV ngayon wala nang masyadong sitcoms. Puro na drama. Mula news hanggang late night puro drama na. Ang gusto na ng mga tao ngayon at kapag nagbayad sila ng 200 pesos sa sinehan, nakakalimutan nila ang mga problema nila. Bukod dun nagkakaroon sila ng insights about life, love. Ganun ang tema nitong Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi.”

Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi is Eugene’s fifth movie for this year, and she is set to do two more. The theater-turned-movie actress expressed her gratitude to producers who entrust her with projects and the people who enjoy paying for tickets just to watch her. “I feel so blessed talaga. Wala nang masyadong nagpo-produce ng pelikula ngayon at ang dami-daming artista na pwedeng kunin. Nagpapasalamat ako.”