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Eugene Domingo: The Rough Diamond Superstar for All Seasons

I haven't seen any thread for Ms. Uge (I hope there isn't to avoid redundancy), so i made one. :lol:

This is to celebrate the versatility, simplicity and extraordinary talent of THE Eugene Domingo!

Admit it or not, she made you laugh with her antics, witty one-liners and facial expressions!

And of course her 3 go-to acting styles:

Elevator Acting
TV Patrol Acting
"As is, Where is" Acting


Post away guys! Show your love and support for the Pambansang Bestfriend turned Rough Diamond Superstar for All Seasons!!!






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    Movies to watch out for!!!

    Momzillas - Now Showing



    Kwentong Barbero


    Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Frequel

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    COMEDIENNNE Eugene Domingo has revealed her admiration for Diamond Star Maricel Soriano, her co-star in the new movie "Momzillas."

    During the movie's press launch held recently, Eugene said she has discovered the true Maricel behind the beautiful face and the title.

    "Mas hinangaan ko siya ngayon because we cannot deny the fact that she went through ups and downs. Mas lalo akong naging taga-hanga ngayon dahil nakita ko ang tibay ng isang totoong artista na katulad ni Maricel Soriano," she said.

    The self-confessed fan of Maricel said she likes how the Diamond Star handled her career and all the issues being thrown at her.

    Eugene said she was impressed by her class and elegance.

    "Sa bawat pagkakataon na kami nag-uusap, nakatulala lang ako sa kanya and iniisip ko, napakatibay ng babaeng ito. Hindi natutumba. Ang tibay, ang tapang at napaka-class," she added.

    "Ang sabi ko nga sa kanya, with all the intrigues or whatever people say about you, you continue to keep your silence and that what makes her really a diamond star," she further said.

    Meantime, Eugene said she doesn't mind when people compare her to Maricel and when they call her the "Rough Diamond Star."

    "Gusto ko nga yung 'rough diamond star' kasi pipinuhin mo pa. Pipinuhin pa ako kasi kung ikukumpara naman ako sa karanasan ng isang diamond star na 48 years na industriya, walang wala ako," she said.

    Eugene said she immediately accepted the offer when she learned that Maricel agreed to do "Momzillas". It serves as a reunion movie for the two comediennes after doing the 2007 Metro Manila Film Festival movie "Bahay Kubo".

    "Kabisado ko ang rhythm niya and kabisado na din niya ang rhythm ko kaya 'pag nagsama kami napaka ganda ng blending. Tinginan pa lang, galawan ng katawan, alam na naming," Eugene said.

    "We always surprise each other. Minsan nahuhuli kami ng action. Para kaming magka-klase sa eskwelahan. We look forward to the new learning every day," she added.

    For her part, Maricel said among the new generation of comedians in the entertainment industry, Eugene is one of the most dedicated and passionate she worked with.

    "Napaka professional niyang tao at napaka dedicated niya sa trabaho. Alam niya yung ginagawa niya and bilib ako sa kanya. Marami naman talaga na mahuhusay ngayon at marami ang nakitaan ko ng potensiyal, pero marami din ba ang dedicated? at nagmamahal sa trabaho? Si Eugene nakita ko sa kanya lahat yun."

    "Momzillas" opens in theaters nationwide on September 18.


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    One of the original queens of comedy is back, and no one could be happier than one of the reigning royalties in the genre.

    Maricel Soriano returns to the big screen next Wednesday with Viva Films and Star Cinema’s warring mothers laughfest “Momzillas.” It’s the veteran actress’ first film in two years, after the 2011 melodrama “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”.

    More importantly it’s her first comedy in almost a decade. But even her last ribtickler, 2004′s light “I Will Survive,” doesn’t come close to the hilarity (and insanity) in the new movie from blockbuster comedy director Wenn Deramas.

    One would have to go back to Maricel’s classics with the late director Chaning Carlos in the 1980s to find anything similar to the slapstick fare of “Momzillas.”

    “Ang tagal-tagal niyang nag-stay sa drama sa TV at pelikula,” notes
    “Momzilla” co-star Eugene Domingo. “Kaya napaka-refreshing na makita siya ulit sa comedy.”

    Maricel says that she was excited and nervous at the same time going into production for the movie. She was looking forward to working again with Eugene whom she worked with for the first time in 2007. In the Metro Manila Film Festival dramedy “Bahay Kubo”, Eugene provided the laughs in a supporting role to Maricel’s dramatic embattled wife and mother lead role. But she was also anxious to be working for the first time with everybody else, especially Direk Wenn.

    “Nandun ‘yung worries and concerns nung una,” the multi-awarded actress admits. “Siyempre hindi ko pa sila nakakatrabaho. Tapos first comedy ko pa in a long, long time.”

    To her surprise, she found out almost instantly upon the start of the movie shoot that she had nothing to worry about. Everybody was very nice, from the other stars down to the staff and crew, that she enjoyed filming the movie from the get-go.

    “I was always looking forward to the next shooting day,” she says. “Kaya nga lagi akong maaga sa set.” In fact, Eugene notes, there were days when Maricel was on the set earlier than some of the crew members.

    And it never felt like work for the “Diamond Star”. “‘Di ba nga kaya tinatawag na trabaho kasi pinagtatrabahuhan at pinagpapaguran mo talaga? Ito hindi. Ni minsan hindi ko naramdaman na napagod ako kasi ang saya-saya lang namin sa set.”

    That’s really saying much especially considering that Maricel and Eugene had to do the kind of outsize, fantastical, “papunta nang cartoons” (as Eugene describes it) physical comedy that they hadn’t done in a while. In Eugene’s case, the last time was last year for the “Kimmy Dora” sequel and in Maricel’s it was perhaps 1998′s action-romance-comedy “Tulak ng Bibig, Kabig ng Dibdib”.

    In the film, Maricel and Eugene play the mothers of a young engaged couple (played by Billy Crawford and Andi Eigenmann). They start sparring and locking horns (and other body parts) from the time their children introduce them to each other during the traditional pamamanhikan. Turns out the two women have a shared bitter history together. They shared the same guy unknowingly when they were still single ladies.

    This couldn’t be further from real life. The two actresses became very very good friends in the course of the production of the movie. “Mas naging close pa kami (than before),” notes Eugene, whom Maricel fondly calls Junior. “Parang permanente na.”

    Rivals onscreen, besties offscreen, these “Momzillas” are the new kind of movie queens.


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    wala akong makitang movie review na decent... :lol: :hiya:
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    “The business… is very good. And the office… is very big. And the bank… is very nice.”

    ~Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme
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    MANILA, Philippines - Not long after the killer typhoon Ondoy left, leaving behind a trail of untold destruction, of shattered hopes and battered dreams, people were lining up at the cinema. One movie where the queue seemed endless was Kimmy Dora (Kambal sa Kiyeme), a maiden venture of Spring Films put up by four friends with a dream: actor Piolo Pascual, director Joyce Bernal, cinematographer Shayne Sarte, businessman and talent manager Erickson Raymundo. A movie outfit is born. A star is also born: It’s the first starring role for the 38-year-old Eugene Domingo who started as a stage actress.

    A low-budget movie (P25 million), Kimmy Dora, now in its third week in the theaters, has raked in a cool P80M (and counting). Piolo and company must be laughing all the way to the bank. Piolo was so happy she sent Eugene a very long text message.

    Yes, Kimmy Dora is doctor-prescribed. In these dreary times when there’s not much to smile about, we all can use a dose of laughter or some comic relief to forget our troubles even just for one hour and 40 minutes. The hilarious, guaranteed-to-tickle-your-funny bone Kimmy Dora does not disappoint.

    But Eugene confesses, “With all the tragedies brought about by Ondoy, I was ashamed to post pictures of Kimmy Dora on my Facebook. You might say we’re in a crisis, people are going hungry and dying and I’m still promoting my movie. I wanted to say maybe you’d like to relax and see a movie?”

    FYI, in case you haven’t seen the movie yet, Eugene doubles as Kimmy (the mean, witty one) and Dora (the dim-witted but sweet one) with impeccable Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde flair. Imagine two Eugenes for the price of one movie!

    Judging from the mile-long queues to Kimmy Dora in movie theaters where it is still showing, Eugene doesn’t really have to cajole us to go out and watch her movie. I just did, and the line was so long a lot of us missed 1/4 of the movie. But you know what? I never heard a movie audience laugh so hard, all at the same time as if on cue. And I don’t think I heard a stir or anyone ripping open a bag of chips as everyone seemed seriously glued to the screen savoring each comical moment.
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    And now, meet the real person behind reel characters Kimmy and Dora. Up close and quite personal, Eugene Domingo talks about life, love, and laughter, and her debut starrer Kimmy Dora.




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    We really love Mikky (the four-legged star of Kimmy Dora). Where did you get him?

    Mikky is a local dog who was saved — he’s an aspin (asong Pinoy), as the politically correct term goes. In showbiz (TV or movies), we contact this person who trains animals; these popular dogs we use in fantasy movies like Wansapanataym. We call him Kuya Jun. His famous dog Saver is dead. Now, he’s found a substitute for Saver. I think he got Mikky from a far-flung province. It was in the bundocks where Mikky was rescued and then he was trained.

    I and Mikky had some bonding time.
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    You love dogs, don’t you?

    I’m really fond of dogs. I have three dogs — two shih tzus and a golden retriever named Shakespeare, but my golden retriever died two months ago during the shoot of Kimmy Dora. Shakespeare died in Baguio, I relocated him there because the skin of the golden retriever is better in a cool climate. I was planning to visit him after the shooting, but it was too late. I felt so bad, ang bigat-bigat ng pakiramdam ko. While I had a dog in the film, my own dog died. I haven’t really recovered. I feel sad when I see his pictures because I really wanted to see him.

    I really love dogs so I didn’t have a hard time bonding with Mikky although it’s really hard to bond with an animal. Jun gave him that name so it would be easy to train him. He would give us time to bond, but my schedule with Mikky was erratic so everytime we would see each other, he wouldn’t recognize me. So we would have to go through the routine exercise again — “Come here, Mikky!” — and I’d give him treats. And Mikky gets startled easily. So, when you do a scene with him, you shouldn’t be rowdy. He gets nervous so everybody should be quiet on the set. Nobody should be impatient or hot-headed, everybody understands that we have to wait for the dog to be ready. It’s like having a baby on the set.
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    Wasn’t he so cute especially towards the end of the movie where he was bobbing his head like the dog figurines on the dashboard of your car?

    Yes, in the end, he realized he was an artista already. Everybody treated him with respect, nobody disregarded him, and he’s there even in the poster. He’s included even in our special promos for our social networking.
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    Would you consider adopting an aspin?

    I already have two dogs and I just live in a condo. But if my house is in an hacienda, like the land of Barry (the gorgeous farmer played by Zanjoe Marudo) in the movie, oh yes!
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    How did you feel when the twin role in Kimmy Dora was offered to you?

    I was part of the conceptualization of the movie. When they offered me the solo starrer, they gave me the freedom to choose the writer and I suggested my best friend Chris Martinez who directed Cine Malaya’s 100. We’ve been friends since college, we’re of the same age. We go back to our UP Rep days, he’s directed me in commercials and plays. I thought if I were to finally do a solo starrer film, I wanted to be given a role that would utilize what I studied in college, which is theater arts at the University of the Philippines. It was supposed to be a four-year course, but it was like I took it in seven years.
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    How did you prepare for your role(s) in Kimmy Dora?

    Director Joyce Bernal was very inspired. We had the look test for both Kimmy and Dora. We had to look even for the right wig. We got the clothes from all over — the tiangge, malls, etc. My creative team was really good. After Joyce Bernal and Chris Martinez, I owe to the team the character look of Kimmy and Dora. Because if they didn’t do the look of Kimmy and Dora right, the film would be a failure. Kimmy and Dora should look totally different even if they’re twins. Not just how they dress, but also how they accessorize.
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    What would you consider your most difficult scene in the movie?

    When I was running through the fields and the rice paddies. Then I had to swim in the swamp.
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    Didn’t you have a double?

    Yes, I had, but only to show me what to do. My stand-in, so I was facing somebody during confrontations between Kimmy and Dora, was Geraldine Malacaman, a very good stage actress. She played a very important role.
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    What was your reaction when you found out you’d have a kissing scene with showbiz heartthrob Dingdong Dantes?

    I couldn’t stop laughing. Ang ganda ko naman! When Direk Joyce (Bernal) saw the rushes, she could only say, “Eugene, ang kapal ng mukha mo!”

    Before the take, I brushed my teeth and chewed gum.
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    And what was Dingdong’s reaction when he found out he had a kissing scene with you?

    He didn’t react violently naman. We were both laughing. This is a fun movie!
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    How did you start in show business?

    I started getting exposed and acting before the camera in 1994. I did the movie Divided by 2 by Ishmael Bernal. I needed to cry in the movie, but I didn’t know how to cry. So Ishmael Bernal lighted a cigarette, took a puff, and blew the smoke right into my eyes. I cried!

    When did you find out you can act?

    When I was studying, I was really fond of subjects that had to do with the stage, drama. But when it came to math and science, I couldn’t hack it. Di kaya ng utak ko kahit anong gawin ko! Hindi talaga. It was a good thing my classmates in high school (name of school withheld upon Eugene’s request) let me copy during exams. Maybe they pitied me because even if I nearly failed in math and science, I always won for my class the first prize whenever I joined acting contests. They must have said, “Talaga sigurong di kaya ng utak nya ang math, bigyan mo na nga ng isang sagot.”
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    Did your parents stop you from studying acting?

    My parents (Rey and Celia Domingo) didn’t understand what theater arts is. “Anong course yon?” It’s easier to say Mass Communications, it’s more popular. But definitely, they like where I am now.

    Where did you grow up?

    I grew up everywhere in Manila. My childhood was spent in Project 2, Project 3, Kamias, Quezon City talaga.

    Kimmy Dora is your first big break. In real life, are you Kimmy or Dora?

    When I’m about to have my period, I’m Kimmy. And for the rest of the month, I am Dora.

    What do your parents say about your being famous?

    My mother told me, “Magaling ka pala no?” My father said, “God bless you always. I’m proud to have a daughter like you.”

    How are you taking all this fame?

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    Would you say you have no privacy anymore?

    I do have privacy. I don’t really walk like I’m some big star. If somebody notices me, I acknowledge it, “Hello po, salamat po.” Then if they ask for a picture with me, “Okay, go!” That’s normally me. But if I do a mall show, medyo mag-aartista-artistahan ako.

    How does a typical day go for you?

    When I wake up, I drink water, I open my laptop, I surf, feed my dogs. Then magcha-chat na ko.

    In the evening, if I’m not tired, I watch DVD, read a book.

    Do you like eating out? Where do you go?

    Yes, I love food. I go just anywhere, where the food is good. Basta masarap!

    What do you splurge on?

    I’m saving up for a trip abroad. I want to go back to New York in December.

    What makes you laugh?

    Stupidity does not make me laugh. What does is the initial reaction of people who are caught in the act. And just talking to my gay friends makes me laugh.
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    What makes you cry?

    Excellence makes me cry. I’m overwhelmed, I get goose bumps all over when I see something that’s so good, sobrang husay, sobrang galing. My tears just flow.

    Do you love as hard as you laugh?

    I don’t have a love life eh. At wala akong makita. I don’t know if he’s still coming, but I also want to be surprised. I don’t want to look for him.

    What is your ideal man?

    Wala na rin. Pag nagkakaedad ka pala, nawawala na rin.

    He’ll have to be somebody who’ll be brave enough to love me. I’m not easy to love. It’s like going to war (chuckles).
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