One question that makes Toni Gonzaga cringe is anything that has to do with prenuptial agreements.
She says clearly: "Wala kaming prenup, hindi naman ako royalty para mag-prenup."
The actress/host/producer has mentioned in previous interviews that, when she gets married, she will leave all her earnings with her parents.
"Binigay ko yun lahat sa kanila kasi, feeling ko, lahat ng pinagtrabahuhan ko, para naman talaga sa kanila yun.
"Deserve nila yun. Meron naman akong savings ko, pero major [part] of my earnings and my investment, binigay ko sa Mommy.
“Sabi rin naman ng mommy at daddy ko, 'Wag kang mag-alala, sa inyo rin naman mapupunta.' E, basta, i-enjoy na lang nila."
Toni and her husband Paul Soriano are both accomplished and earning fine. They even each have their own film outfits—hers is TinCan and his is Ten17.
On becoming a producer, Toni says, “Actually, we gave birth to TinCan when the movie was finally finished, after everything was edited, scoring and all that.
"The movie was so glossy, so mainstream...
"I feel like it’s my brand na gustung-gusto ko, buhay na buhay—romcom, family-feel kind of movie.
"When they started putting the logo of Ten17 in the beginning, then lumabas yung picture, it was so bright."
That was when the couple decided they would "branch out."
Toni continues, “Parang sabi lang ni Paul, 'I just felt that it has to be other film outfits.'
"Kasi, if you’ll look back dun sa reel ng Ten17, parang puro pang-award winning, pang-film festival, pang-abroad.
“Sinabi lang ni Paul na, 'I think, we have to branch out. If Toni wants to do her own concept, she has her own production that can produce the kind of movie that she likes.'
“And I’ve always been a fan of romcom. It’s the only kind of movie that I watch, yung mga feel-good na movie.
“Kaya siya naging TinCan Productions.”
Toni reveals the reason behind the name TinCan.
“Tin is my name. They call me Tin, Celestine. And yung Can, parang it symbolizes, like, yung can.
"Tin can, if you look at it sa Pinterest, puwede mo siyang i-recycle, puwede mo siyang gawing paso, pencil holder.
“Alam mo yun? In a simple idea, it can develop into something else using your creativity.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) caught up with Toni at the press conference of her first Metro Manila Film Festival entry, Mary, Marry Me, last December 15, at the Hive Hotel, Quezon City.