Eugene Domingo refuted speculations that she was put at a disadvantage with the additional movie that she has to do with Star Cinema.
During the August 1 presscon of Barber’s Tales, the veteran actress burst into tears over her frustration regarding the difficulty of selling films to the Filipino audience.
In that same event, Eugene mentioned that there has been a misunderstanding with regards to her contract with Star Cinema.
"And I even say, it's going to be my last film [Barber's Tales].
“But unfortunately, I signed a contract with Star Cinema, napakatuso ng kontrata. Kaya siguro ako nagiging emotional.
But in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last August 11, Eugene maintained that she has nothing against what Star Cinema is requiring from her even though her contract has supposedly expired at this time.
“No, no, it’s my fault.
“Minsan talaga parang you are very, very excited hindi mo na nadedetalye ang mga kontrata.
“But isa siyang napaka-legal matter, and sa madaling salita, lahat naman napag-uusapan at mapag-uusapan.
"I'm doing a film for Star Cinema,” she explained.
Asked if she felt taken advantage of, Eugene replied, “No, not really. Kung meron man hindi ako nabasa it’s my fault.”
The 43-year-old actress was very vocal about wanting to take a “semi-sabbatical leave” after the Philippine run of Barber’s Tales.
In this provocative period drama set during Martial Law, Eugene portrays a widow named Marilou who inherits the town’s only barbershop from her deceased husband.
Eugene she remains optimistic about the reception of Filipino moviegoers towards the acclaimed period film by Jun Robles Lana.
“Hindi naman sa napapagod at wala na akong lakas para sumuporta sa pelikulang Pilipino. Minsan lang hindi ko na manahap ang tamang salita para mangumbinse sa tao na pumasok sa sinehan.
“Pero dahil sa maraming nagpahayag na susuporta sila sa Barber’s Tales, nagpapasalamat ako ng buong-puso sa pagbigay niyo ng pagkakataon na mapanood itong pelikula ito.”
At the end of the interview, she also expressed her gratitude to Nora Aunor who graced the premiere night of Barber’s Tales at Trinoma Cinema 7 last August 11.
“Sobrang kinililig ako sa presence ng Superstar kasi kakapanalo lang niya at ipinangako niya na susuportahan niya ang Barber’s Tales.
“At hindi ko naman ikakaila na isa sa mga inspirasyon ko na gumawa ng pelikula lalong lalo na ang pelikulang ito ay si Nora Aunor.”
Last Sunday night, Nora was named Cinemalaya Best Actress for her role in Hustisya.
(Read MOVIE REVIEW: Eugene Domingo-starrer Barber's Tales: a treasure of Philippine cinema)