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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

With Joey, Juday, and Uge around, how can Ryan lose?

Manila, Philippines – NOT A SEQUEL – After “Kasal” and “Sakal” for Star Cinema, comes “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” for OctoArts.

All three films are topbilled by Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo and directed by Joey Reyes, tackling relationship, of which direk is a master. But Joey hastens to add that “Househusband” has a completely different story from “Kasal” and its sequel “Sakal.”

“Kasal” and “Sakal” were Metro Manila Film Festival blockbusters. Will “Househusband” be as successful at the box-office?

Joey, Juday, and Ryan hope so. Ditto OctoArts producer Orly Ilacad. We’ll all know come December. Yes, “Househusband” is a Metro Manila filmfest official entry, one of seven.

FUN, FUN, FUN – Direk Joey says working with Mr. & Mrs. Agoncillo is not really work but fun x 3. No hassle, no pressure… but for the usual kinks on the set which were solved in no time.

“Natatawa kami… may mga eksena at sitwasyon sa pelikula pinagdadaanan nina Juday at Ryan. Totoong-totoo ang istorya,” Joey notes.

Joey and Mel del Rosario collaborated on the story. But the script is Joey’s.

Sharing stellar billing with Juday and Ryan is Eugene Domingo as the other woman… not in the couple’s life though. Uge is a neighbor, the querida of a rich man. But Juday initially thought she was also after Ryan.

MARITAL SET UP – “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” is about a married couple who has a non-traditional set-up. Ryan takes care of the house and two kids when he loses his job as bank manager. Juday, an insurance agent, becomes the breadwinner. Along the way, situations arise that test their relationship.

As earlier noted, Uge is the neighborhood querida, despised by all… except Ryan, who finds her kind and understanding. He learns much from Eugene.

By the way, guess who takes over Ryan when he loses his job as bank manager? Shalala, believe it or not.

PRESSURE ON RYAN – While there was no pressure in the making of “Househusband,” there’s one on Ryan offcam. After all, he plays the title role.

But then Joey says the actor exceeds expectations… even his performances in films past.

“I’ve seen Ryan from the time he was single and I know that he has grown up more responsible than ever… if that’s possible. Like Juday, he’s bringing so much of himself to this film and moviegoers will sense that,” observes Joey.

If you ask me, Ryan can relax. With Joey Reyes as director and Judy Ann Santos and Eugene Domingo as support, how can he lose?

Ryan and Juday are parents of two, Yohan and Lucho.


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