Entertainment celebrates its golden anniversary with
an air of royalty. The film outfit offers a movie pairing Regal Baby Judy Ann Santos for the first time with singer-songwriter, Ogie Alcasid.
The cast of OMG (Oh My Girl) will conduct a meet-and-greet session with fans this Sunday, July 26, at Market! Market! in The Fort. The red-carpet premiere will take place at Trinoma this Monday, July 27, 2009.
In the press conference of OMG held last July 16, the lead cast members shared their thoughts about making this romantic comedy film.
Judy Ann pointed out the challenges of portraying Darling, a famous actress, in this comedy film: "Ito na yata yung pinaka enjoy na pelikulang ginagawa ko kasi maliban sa napakaloka-loka ng character, very challenging siya sa kin kasi hirap akong bumorder sa maarte kaya kailangang mag-workshop ako nang bongga para matawid ko yung isang artistang maarte."
Ogie plays the dual roles of Biboy and Frida Akikla in this movie. Ogie says that this might be the last time that he will donning female garb for a movie this year. "Wag na muna siguro kasi baka magsawa na ang mga tao. Nagkataon lang na sa storya, yung lalaki nagiging babae tapos bigla na lang sumikat. Biro mo, araw araw ka nag me-makeup. Yung skin mo na-iirritate."
How different is Frida from his other female characters in the past? "Naisip [ko] na maging mas matanda ang itsura ni Frida kasi parang production assistant ni Darling. Parang dapat medyo motherly yung dating ni Frida," says Ogie.
On a serious note, he explained: "Ako po, I can honestly say I'm equally as proud sa OMG as Ploning. I know 30 years from now mapapanood ko ‘to sa mga apo ng kapatid ko, mga anak ni Juday, at hindi ako mahihiya na ginawa namin tong pelikulang to. It doesn't matter kung ano yung genre, and I think we were able to do it."
SYNOPSIS. OMG! (Oh My Girl!) is a story of two childhood best friends who are separated by fate, only to be reunited years later.
Opao lived with Biboy in an orphanage located in Taal, Batangas. Promising to stay together forever, Biboy even makes a song that would
be their way of finding each other if ever they got separated.
Madam Annie (played by Carmi Martin) adopted Opao and transformed her into the one and only Ultraelectromegalactic Seasonal Superstar. Darling (Judy Ann Santos) became famous but her life is filled with sadness so she spends a lot of time with her friends.
Biboy (Ogie Alcasid) grows up to be a cellphone repairman who suddenly realizes that Opao and Darling are the same person. Through a twist of fate, Biboy finds himself entering Darling's world as her new assistant named Frida Akikla. The only way for him to be reunite with the girl of his dreams...is to become a girl himself.
Direk Dante explains that Ogie's character is not actually gay although he dresses up as a woman. "Yung character ni Ogie, lalaki siya the whole time. So, there's not a gender issue dito sa character niya. It's more of yung emotion niya kung paano niya ipapakita yung Biboy inside na natatakpan nung Frida sa ibabaw."
Jon Avila is cast as Bambam, Darling's love team partner in a movie.Also starring in OMG (Oh My Girl!) areJohn Prats, Carlo Aquino, Sheena Halili, Frenchy Dy, Jon Avila, Roderick Paulate, Carmi Martin and Manilyn Reynes. Viewers can also look forward to special guest appearances of Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Songbird Regine Velasquez in this Regal Entertainment movie.
OMG (Oh My Girl!) opens in cinemas nationwide starting July 29, 2009.