The award-winning Eugene Domingo only did two films, namely ''Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kyeme'' and ''I Do Bidoo Bidoo,'' in 2012 to make way for her stint as the titular character in the stage adaptation of the Nora Aunor-starrer, ''Bona.'' This year, however, it's theater's turn to take the backseat as she gears up for more movie projects with some of the country's renowned actors and filmmakers.
''For this year, I am looking forward to making more movies for everybody's enjoyment. My theater love will have to wait until 2014. The TV projects will always be welcomed, it's still the best source of regular income for us actors,'' Eugene told Bulletin Entertainment in an email interview, adding that talks with directors and producers ''about some very, very exciting movie projects!'' are ongoing.
Interestingly, the comedienne also hinted at the possibility of her joining the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) in December, saying, ''Come MMFF 2013, are you ready to see two of me? Abangan!'' She last participated in the MMFF via the entries, ''My House Husband: Ikaw Na!'' and in the ''Rain Rain Go Away'' installment of ''Shake, Rattle, & Roll 13'' in 2011.
In any case, Eugene assured, ''This year, I will definitely make movies directed by my favorite directors and with your favorite stars!''
In the meantime, Eugene is busy finishing the film ''Tuhog,'' which co-stars Jake Cuenca and Enchong Dee, and directed by Roni Velasco. Of Jake, who previously expressed his gratitude for her guidance in his comedy film debut, she said, ''As expected all dramatic actors are always worried about how they will deliver in a comic material and I can tell Jake has nothing to worry about. He is a natural.''
She also candidly shared, ''Jake Cuenca and I have many intimate scenes and I am becoming an expert! Thanks to Jake and his hotness! Aw!''
Eugene plays the role of a ''kundoktora'' in ''Tuhog,'' which she described as ''a black comedy and not the slapstick type.''
''I love the material because it is something you don't see on TV,'' she said. She had to shoot many challenging scenes for the film, including one where she had to drive a bus. ''We still have to shoot the major accident, the 'tuhog' itself!'' she added.
Eugene then expressed her excitement for the project, whose story ''will surely touch people of all ages.''
'''Tuhog' will help us reflect on how important our lives are and if we really deserve to live or even have an extension? And these are tackled in a comic way!'' she said.
A Movie With Kris
Recently, Queen of All Media and ''Sisterakas'' star Kris Aquino revealed via Twitter an upcoming film project with Eugene, penned by Chris Martinez and to be directed by Joyce Bernal.
On this, Eugene related, ''It is still very early to reveal details but if I remember right, I think we are playing very interesting characters who work for TV. Right now we can just imagine how my character will bully or make fun of her [Kris'] character. We have seen what a trooper she in 'Sisterakas,' right? Surprise!''