CEBU, Philippines - At long last, actress-comedienne Eugene Domingo is being launched in her first-ever starring role in “Kimmy Dora (Ang Kambal Sa Kiyeme!)”. “Uge,” as she is fondly known in the industry, is overjoyed and grateful for being chosen as the lead star of the first film offering of Spring Films, the production company formed by the ultimate heartthrob himself, Piolo Pascual, together with friends—business manager Erickson Raymundo, acclaimed cinematographer Shayne Sarte and blockbuster director Bb. Joyce Bernal.
Until “Kimmy Dora,” Eugene has mostly been relegated to the role of best friend or everybody’s favorite sidekick on TV and in movies. But she is proof of the saying “there are no small roles, only small actors” with her memorable characters not only making lasting impressions on viewers but earning her innumerable praise from critics as well. Now, its Eugene’s turn to shine and be the star with double the brightness and twice the gleam!
In this outrageous and hilarious comedy written by Chris Martinez and directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal, Eugene plays the roles of Kimmy and Dora Go Dong Hae, twins whose personalities are the exact opposite of each other. Kimmy is smart, sexy, and ambitious while Dora is simple, shy, and sweet. Kimmy is sharp and brilliant. Dora is mentally challenged. Kimmy is domineering and overpowering. Dora, on the other hand, is a pushover. Kimmy has an evil streak while Dora is Mother Teresa incarnate.
Riot happens when a man comes in between the sisters—the mysterious and handsome Johnson, played by one of today’s hottest young stars, Dingdong Dantes in a very special role. He is joined by other stars Zanjoe Marudo, Miriam Quiambao, Ariel Ureta, Gabby Eigenmann, Baron Geisler and many more.
No question about it, Uge is overwhelmed by the blessings she has been receiving lately. “Yun nga ang tinatanong ko sa Diyos bakit nangyayari ito sa akin. Siguro may mensahe ito sa lahat ng Pilipino na wag kayong mawalan ng pag-asa. Kung nangyari sa akin baka mangyari din sa inyo diba? Hindi naman kailangan na kapag leading lady e saksakan ng ganda pwede naman yung parang maganda kapag naayusan, ganon. [laughs] So okey na yun at saka meron naman tayong tinatawag na mga pelikula na fantasy, eto na siguro yun, magic, parang Harry Potter lang,” she jokingly adds.
When asked if she feels any pressure since this project will be her first title role, Eugene enthused, “Hindi naman ako nape-pressure kasi maraming sumusuporta, maraming tumutulong, diba nga sabi ko I don’t feel any pressure right now, maybe tomorrow, [laughs] maybe later, saka marami naman sumusuporta. Damang-dama ko naman ang suporta ng tao mula sa director, sa producer na si Papa Piolo, sa leading man na si Mr. Dingdong Dantes at sa lahat ng mga artista bale na nakikihalo sa amin. Damang-dama ko ang suporta, parang gusto lang naman nilang makasama sa pelikulang masaya.”
Watch out for Eugene Domingo as she topbills the funniest film of the year, “Kimmy Dora (Kambal sa Kiyeme),” produced by Spring Films in association with MJM Productions. Showing in September 2 in theaters nationwide.