Eugene Domingo says Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel will be the last time that she will bring life to the twins Kimmy and Dora.
"This is the third and the last instalment," said Eugene Domingo during the look test held yesterday, August 13, at the G-Force studio in Quezon City.
Will they have out-of-town locations for this movie?
"Mayroon kaming out of control, out of order, out of the blue, out of this world," quipped Uge (Eugene's nickname).
How does she feel that instead of Piolo Pascual, she will have Sam Milby as her leading man?
(Read: Sam Milby replaces Piolo Pascual as Eugene Domingo's leading man in Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel)
"Siya naman out of touch," said Uge jokingly, referring to Piolo who is part of Spring Films, the company producing Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel.
"Hindi natin siya mahagilap, ang dami niyang ginagawa! Kailangan niyang mag-concert, kailangan niyang mag-movie, kailangan niyang mag TV."
Turning serious, Uge pointed out that Sam is really meant to have this role as her leading man.
"I think it's really meant for him kasi two years ago, dapat may gagawin na kaming pelikula. Hindi lang matuloy-tuloy kasi nagpunta siya sa New York.
"Saka pinaghandaan ko ito," said the comedienne.
Joyce Bernal, one of the co-producers of the film, interjected, "Saka nagpapayat ka!"
What can viewers expect from this comedy film that will take part in the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival this December?
"Noong una, Kambal sa Kiyeme, introduction sa kambal...pinanganak sila then yung second one, international yun, pumunta kami sa Korea at comedy-horror-fantasy ang genre.
"Yung [Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme] nalagay kami sa Top 10 top-grossing films of 2012.
"Sa napili naming istorya ngayon, parang combination ng naunang Kimmy Dora at yung pangalawa...Of course, yung comedy hindi mawawala yun."
She later added: "Yung movie namin parang James Bond siya pero mas pa-Austin Powers."
Direk Joyce pointed out that she won't be able to direct this third installment even though she helmed the first two editions of Kimmy Dora.
"Wala, naka-commit na ko sa Hollywood," quipped Direk Joyce, who will be directing the MMFF entry 10,000 Hours that will topbill Robin Padilla.
Uge responded by saying, "Anong laban ko sa Hollywood? Kaya kumuha na lang ako ng Hollywood star: si Sam Milby."
According to Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel director Chris Martinez, he wants Uge to study various forms of martial arts for their MMFF entry. He mentioned that he wants Uge to study arnis, jiu jitsu, and wushu, among others.
Is Uge afraid to do action sequences?
"Nahulog na nga ako sa septic tank, wala na akong kinakatakutan," said Uge, referring to her previous Cinemalaya entry Ang Babae sa Septic Tank wherein she did fall into the tank and injured herself.
Sam is cast as Rodin, who is part of the Human Resources department of the company owned by the father of Kimmy and Dora. He explained: "Ako nagtatrabaho sa company ng daddy nina Kimmy at Dora. Kakagraduate pa lang nila from college and I am assigned to them kasi mag-i-intern pa lang sila."
KISSING SCENE WITH IZA CALZADO. Aside from doing Kimmy Dora, Uge will also star in Barber's Tales (Mga Kuwentong Barbero).
A lot of social media sites shared a photo of Uge kissing Iza Calzado for one of the scenes of Barber's Tales.
(Read: Another "kissing photo" of two actresses surfaces on Instagram)
When asked about this particular photo, Uge joked: "Kahit ano na lang hinahalikan ko...walang-wala na yan.
"Saka hindi lang yun ang istorya, it's more than that."
Did she feel uncomfortable kissing another woman?
"Of course not," she declared.
What is her role in Barber's Tales?
"Isa siyang barbero at bukod sa pagiging maybahay, marami siyang napagtanto sa kanyang sarili bilang babae, bilang Filipina at bilang barbera kasi nag-gugupit ako ng buhok."
INSTANT MOMMY. In the Cinemalaya entry Instant Mommy, Uge portrayed a woman who was in a relationship with a Japanese guy (played by Yuki Matsuzaki).
For this entry, Uge shot a scene wherein she bared her right boob for her long-distance lover.
What made her agree to shoot this scene?
"Kailan ko pa ipapakita? Kapag hanggang baywang ko na?" she joked.
"Ipakita ko na habang uma-angat pa!"
How was it like shooting that particular scene?
"Naku, wala, hindi mahirap," said Uge with a smile.
She gave her observation about viewers who watched Instant Mommy, "Nagulat na lang rin kasi wala namang nakakaalam na ilalabas ko. Naka-recover naman sila.
"Yung mga nanonood ng sine, pagkatapos nilang manood, parang hindi sila maka-react. After ng sine, titingin sila sa katabi nila tapos tatanungin, 'Nakita mo ba yun?' Parang nag-pi-'peace be with you' sa lahat.
"Parang nagkaroon ng gera na huwag maingay."
According to Direk Chris, one of the co-producers, Instant Mommy will have its commercial run starting August 28.
(Read: Instant Mommy movie review)
Eugene Domingo talks about kissing scene with Iza Calzado for Barber's Tales and baring her boob for Instant Mommy
by Jocelyn Dimaculangan posted on August 14, 2013