Eugene Domingo (right) was escorted by Wendell Ramos (left) during the red-carpet screening of Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi. Director Joey Reyes (middle) can be seen behind the two stars of the movie. Photo: Allan Sancon

Director Joey Reyes says that his curiosity about weddings and annulments inspired him to come up with the plot of the movie Wedding Tayo, Wedding Hindi.

He recalled in a previous interview, "Nagre-research ako noon tungkol sa annulment kasi may friend kami na may planong magpa-annul. Nire-research ko kung magkano ang magagastos at nung nagtanong-tanong ako, ang mahal-mahal pala! Sakit sa ulo na, ang laki-laki pa ng magagastos.

"So naisip ko, ano ba ang mas mahal: Ang magpakasal o magpa-annul? At ang aking conclusion, mas mahal palang magpa-annul!

"Sabi ko gagawa ako ng pelikula tungkol sa babaeng atat na atat na magpakasal ng engrande at ng babaeng atat na atat na magpa-annul ng bonggang-bongga rin."

Direk Joey's past movies have dealt with the dynamics of married couples,  as in Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (2006) and its sequel, Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo (2007).

He explained his fascination for this topic by saying, "I love human relationships. I love showing the quirks of Pinoys sa iba't ibang social rituals nila like kasalan, anniversary, at gustong-gusto kong ipakita ang karakter ng Pilipino. Nagkakataon na pag-ibig at pagmamahalan ang aking laging pinagbabagsakan."

Eugene Domingo was chosen to represent the woman who wants to have her marriage annulled while Toni Gonzaga is cast as the woman who wants to have a dream wedding with her beloved.

In this film, Eugene is paired with Wendell Ramos while Toni is paired with Zanjoe Marudo.

The actress naughtily described her scenes with Wendell as "very hot, very sexy."

She said that she and Wendell are already familiar with each other after working in projects like GMA-7's Jejemom.

"Magkasama na kami sa TV," says Eugene of her leading man Wendell. "Kabisado namin yung kilos, yung reaksyon, yung ibibigay namin. Very comfortable kami with each other." She amusingly added, "Papunta na sa puwedeng nang totoo. Kaya natural, may hotness."


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ANG BABAE SA SEPTIC TANK. Last July, Eugene was seen in the Cinemalaya entry Ang Babae sa Septic Tank, which was named Best Picture in the New Breed category of the said film festival.

This satiric film has been invited to five international film festivals: Vancouver, Pusan in South Korea, Hawaii, Tokyo, and Udine in Italy.

The movie, which also starred JM de Guzman, Kean Cipriano and Cai Cortez, was directed by first-time filmmaker Marlon Rivera and written by Chris Martinez.