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Director Joey Reyes says Eugene Domingo and Toni Gonzaga have a natural on screen chemistry

Director Joey Reyes says he had fun directing Eugene Domingo and Toni Gonzaga in 'Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi.'

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

8/26/2011 8:30 AM
Director Joey Reyes says Eugene Domingo and Toni Gonzaga have a natural on screen chemistry


082611-direkjoey_main.jpgDirector Joey Reyes told Push.com.ph during the press conference of Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi that they all had fun on the set while shooting the movie which is set for release this August 31. According to him, the atmosphere was easily translated onscreen, mostly in the scenes of lead stars Eugene Domingo and Toni Gonzaga. “Napakasaya. What you see on screen is what happens off screen. Kapag ipinagsama mo ang dalawang loka-loka, maloloka ka talaga. We had so much fun on the set. Naniniwala ako na kapag gumagawa ka ng comedy dapat walang mainit ang ulo. Kung magpapatawa ka, dapat masaya talaga kayo para makita ng mga manonood.

In the movie, Eugene plays a woman who after numerous heartaches and disappointments has finally given up on love. Direk Joey described her as a one-of-a-kind comedian. “I’ve always said that what differentiates Uge from the other comedians is that she is theater-trained. She is a thinking actress. She’s not funny just for the sake of being funny. She is funny because she is. She shows that intelligence with the roles she does.”

The director also commended multi-media star Toni, who plays a young love sick woman, for her knack for comedy. “Toni is natural. She and her sister Alex are both insane. There must be something wrong with the air in Taytay, ha ha ha! Masaya siya kasama. Intelligent rin.”

Direk Joey was also behind previous box office romantic comedies Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo and its sequel Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo. He shared that he very much enjoys doing films that deal with relationships and the surrounding complications. “Siguro kasi ang forte ko is relationship movies. ‘Yung seryosong nakakatawa. I love writing about the middle class. Ang bawat direktor kanya-kanya lang ng forte. I love writing about love. What you can’t experience, you just fantasize, ha ha ha! You just make a living out of your fantasy.”

The veteran writer/director said that with the box office success of the independent comedy film Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank, which was also top-billed by Eugene, more and more people will patronize out-of-the-box films. “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo and Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo are not great movies. Kaya sila bumenta is because may inihain kang bago. Sa menu na pare-pareho ang laman, magbigay ka ng bago ‘yun ang kakagatin ng mga tao. In time, movies like Septic Tank which will not be at par to Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang but still will matter because they change the course of possibilities.”