Eugene Domingo gears up for last Kimmy Dora movie

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

COMEDIENNE Eugene Domingo is hopeful that the third and final installment of the Kimmy Dora series will earn both box-office and critical success.

One of the eight official entries in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), "Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel" goes back to the early days of its main characters Kimmy and Dora Go Dong Hae, both played by Eugene.

Eugene said, doing the science-fiction movie is demanding but she's happy that they're ending the franchise with a bang.

"This is beyond what I have imagined. It's bigger than my dreams,” she said.

Eugene added, “This is the most fun for me. It's also the most challenging, most demanding and most fulfilling because I know for a fact that this is the third and the last. And when I say it's the third and the last, huli na talaga ito."

"Hindi siya pwedeng magtagal na parang aabot pa siya na parang sawa na 'yung tao. We might as well end this on a high note. I embrace it. It's not hard to let go because I've given my best," she said.

Because this is a prequel, Eugene shared the production and creative teams' main challenge was to show the character development of Kimmy and Dora.

"Technically, sa demands ng script, napakahirap nitong prequel kasi it has to be intense but cool. So kailangan makita yung essense of youthfulness, na naive pa sila," the actress shared.

Aside from the story line, the actress also trained Capoeira, Muay Thai and other martial arts for the fights scenes in the movie.

Eugene shared, "I thought for 2013 I made the most difficult films until I shoot Kimmy Dora. The fight scenes are something. I really had to train for the fight scenes. Once I started training, buhos na buhos at hindi ko na alam san nanggagaling 'yung pain."

"One thing I discovered, I enjoyed fight scenes more than the love scene. Mas na-enjoy ko yung choreography, 'yung game," she added.

But more than anything, Eugene believes it's her responsibility to provide the moviegoers a brand of comedy that is worth their time and money this Christmas season.

She's hands on from the script development, the creative side, and even up to the promotions of the movie, especially now that they're relying on word of mouth, the following of the film and the buzz it will create in social media.

"Everytime I shoot Kimmy Dora, it becomes a responsibility to me as an actor, as a comedian, for this particular genre that we showed something different," said Eugene.

"Pag nanood sila, they will see a comedy that is really worth their time and money. And something different and they don't see on television everyday," added Eugene.

She also said, "We're pretty confident with the following. We really hope yung awareness sa social media na makukuha is enough for them to go to the cinemas."

There's also no pressure on her part even if she will go head-to-head against Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Robin Padilla, Vice Ganda and Vic Sotto in the festival.

She's confident that the team, the same group who did the first two installments, can deliver what they promised the audience -- funny, wild, laugh a minute comedy movie.

"Believe it or not the word pressure is not felt; we are just enjoying the last installment. Hindi ako kinakabahan honestly kasi iba yung ino-offer ng My Little Bossings, iba din 'yung kay Vice. Iba-iba talaga kami," she said.

Eugene is also hopeful that they will win an award and is already claiming to be on the three top spots.

The comedienne said, "I'm embracing that. I would like us to be there, top 1, 2 or 3, because realistically yun ang kumikita. We want to take the opportunity na maraming tao ang makakita ng pelikula."

Produced by Spring Films and directed by Chris Martinez, "Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel" will also feature Sam Milby, Angel Aquino and Joel Torre.

The movie will open on Christmas Day. (Sunnex)


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