Eugene Domingo says she has no favorite network

Eugene Domingo treats all TV networks and film studios with equal respect.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

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8/30/2011 7:53 AM
Eugene Domingo says she has no favorite network


083011-eugene_main.jpgEugene Domingo holds the distinction of being one of the very few celebrities who receive regular jobs from almost all TV networks and film studios. That’s why whenever she is asked to choose which is her favorite, she tries her best to evade the question. She was again asked this question during the press conference for her new movie Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi set for release this August 31, and Eugene answered, “Para sa akin katrabaho silang lahat kaya hindi magsabi kung alin ang mas magaling. Lahat ‘yan kakampi mo. Nirerespeto ko lahat dahil lahat sila pinapakain ako.”

The theater actress-turned-box office comedian also couldn’t decide between doing independent films and mainstream movies because according to her, the two are different worlds but both give her fulfillment. “Pareho kong gusto ‘yun kasi magkaiba sila. Magkaiba ang proseso, parehong challenging, parehong rewarding sa akin. Hindi naman pwede ang ginagawa mo lang e mga pelikulang for limited release, at hindi naman pwede na kapag gagawa ka e ang iniisip mo lang ay marami ang manood. I always go for balance.”

That’s why she was very happy when her indie film Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank raked in millions even from people who are usually fond of watching only commercial movies. Eugene said this is a clear indication that there shouldn’t be a distinction between mainstream and indie. “Ang gusto ko talaga ay magsama ang mainstream at indie. ‘Wag nating lagyan malaking gap. Magkaisa na lang tayo sa kagustuhan nating makagawa ng mga magagandang pelikula, mga fresh ideas. There are still lots of stories to tell. Maniwala tayo sa audience na siguradong papasukin nila ang mga sinehan kapag binigyan mo sila ng bago. Mali ‘yung iniisip na kapag indie e hindi maiintindihan ng mga tao, at ang mainstream e puro formula lang. Napatunayan ng Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank na there is a market for these kinds of films.”

Eugene will join writer Chris Martinez and director Marlon Rivera in promoting Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank in different film festivals abroad namely Busan Film Festival in South Korea, Vancouver Film Festival in Canada, and in Hawaii International Film Festival.

She also shared that other than acting, she also would want to produce movies in the future. Eugene said she would love to see her Wedding Tayo co-star Zanjoe Marudo top-bill his own film. “Nagka-bonding kami ni Zanjoe, nasabi ko na parang gusto ko siyang magkaroon ng launching movie. Dati hindi ako naniwala na magkaka-launching movie ako. Sabi ko sa sarili ko na kuntento na ako sa mga ginagawa ako. Until Spring Films called me about Kimmy Dora. Dun ako naniwala na kapag serious ka sa work mo, mabibigyan ka rin ng chance.”