Coco Martin-Toni Gonzaga-starrer You're My Boss earns P65 million in three days

In You're My Boss, Toni Gonzaga initially plays the boss while Coco Martin was cast as her assistant. The actor says he had no problem portraying an assistant because of his numerous work experiences: "Nagtrabaho ako na waiter sa Max's, nag OFW ako tapos nagtrabaho ako sa iba't ibang hotel. Nasubukan ko rin mag drive ng tricycle kasi kailangan ko ng baon nung nag-aaral ako sa college."



You're My Boss, the first movie featuring the tandem of Coco Martin and Toni Gonzaga, has earned P65 million in the box office.

According to Star Cinema executives, this romantic comedy was able to reach the P65 million mark on its third screening day after opening on Black Saturday, April 4.

Toni is initially cast as the boss of Coco but the tables are suddenly turned and they experience a role reversal.

During a recent bloggers' conference, Antoinette Jadaone, the director of this romantic comedy, explained why they chose Batanes as the setting of this movie.

"Ang Batanes sobrang honest ng lugar, sobrang peaceful and quiet.

"Kung gusto mo ma in love at yung core ng tao ang makilala mo, dun ka pumunta.

"Hindi maingay, zero crime rate sila. Yung ganung atmosphere, very conducive for romance.

When asked if the two stars shot a kissing scene for the movie, Coco quipped, "Hindi lang!

"Animalistic ang dating!"

He then added, "Sabi ko kahit anong concept nitong movie, magwo-work ito kasi matalino siya at magaling na artista.

"Sa dami ng nakatrabaho ko, sa kanya ako hindi nahiya kasi sinusuportahan niya ako."

He also disclosed how Toni helped him on the set, especially when it came to coaching him on how to speak like a real boss.

"Dati, hangga't maaari, ayoko magsalita ng English para huwag ako mabuking.

"Pero kay Toni, wala akong hiya-hiya kahit baluktot ang English ko, mali-mali ang grammar ko.

"Hindi ka niya huhusgahan, hindi ka niya lalaitin.

"Hindi ka nga niya iko-correct, iga-guide ka niya sa tamang [paraan].

"Sobra ko siyang na-appreciate. Ang sarap ng pakiramdam na ang co-actors mo never ka nahiya."

Coco recalled that there was a scene wherein he had to take off his shirt but he did not hesitate to do it since he did not feel conscious about doing it in front of his leading lady.

"Nung sinabi ng direktor na, 'Co, kailangan mong maghubad.' Hindi ako nahiya.

"Hindi siya malisyosong tao saka alam kong sobra niya akong sinusuportahan."

As for Toni, she observed how Coco was very open to constructive criticism.

"Nakita ko sa kanya ang genuineness saka yung heart niya na open na matuto.

"He's willing to be corrected."

Will there be a sequel to You're My Boss?

"Pwede," admitted Direk Antoinette.

"Iba yung chemistry nina Toni at Coco dito. Iba yung comedy na nagawa ng tandem nila.

"Sobrang organic ng comedy. Then si Coco nagkaroon ng good result yung fact na kinakabahan siya sa comedy...hindi niya nalalaman na nakakatawa naman siya talaga. Hindi lang niya alam na nakakatawa siya talaga."

The two stars were then given a situation: if they were the boss of each other, what would be their first instruction?

Toni quipped, "Maghubad siya! Inspection!"

She turned serious and said, "Hawakan niya yung bag ko. Hindi ako nag[dadala] ng bag, e.

"Lahat ng bag ko, assistant talaga ang nagdadala."

Coco joked, "Kunin mo ang dictionary. Kailangan ko, e. Matalino siya, e."

According to Coco, he had no trouble portraying an assistant because of his numerous work experiences in the past.

"Noong ako yung gumanap na assistant, normal na normal sa akin yun kasi ang dami kong pinagdaanan.

"Nagtrabaho ako na waiter sa Max's, nag OFW ako tapos nagtrabaho ako sa iba't ibang hotel.

"Nasubukan ko rin mag drive ng tricycle kasi kailangan ko ng baon nung nag-aaral ako sa college...kaya yung pag-motor, maning-mani sa akin 'yan.

"Nung naging boss ako, naging madali rin sa akin kasi nakikita ko kung paano maging boss. At the same time, ginaya ko lang si Toni na kung ano ang ginawa niya, ginagaya ko lang."

The ABS-CBN actor also revealed that his next movie would be a comedy film, which is why he is grateful he had the chance to hone his comedy skills through You're My Boss.

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