MANILA, Philippines - “Mas nakakakaba ang mga bloggers. At nakaka-tense dahil seryoso sila at alam mong gusto nila ng diretsong sagot sa mga tanong,” this was the remark uttered by Young Superstar Judy Ann Santos during the grand bloggers conference of “My Househusband” held at Guilly’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato, Quezon City last December 17.
Aside from Judy Ann, the much awaited dramedy and 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry also stars TV host Ryan Agoncillo and ace comedienne Eugene Domingo.
During the bloggers conference, Judy Ann, Ryan and Eugene, together with Rocco Nacino and Ellen Adarna, wittily answered questions thrown at them by some of the country’s most active and credible bloggers.
Photo op with ‘Ang Babae sa Septic Tank’ herself, Ms. Eugene Domingo
(Photos by Maria Florenda N. Corpuz)
‘My Househusband: Ikaw Na!’ is the movie to beat in the 2011 MMFF
In “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” Judy Ann delivers a performance that Director Joey Reyes lauds as realistic acting that no doubt stems from the fact that her leading man here is real life husband, Ryan Agoncillo. Their first movie together since tying the knot, the two bring on the silver screen a chemistry that is based on a genuine, if not intuitive, understanding and essay of their roles. This early, many predict Judy Ann is shoo-in for Best Actress in the 2011 MMFF.
Although Ryan Agoncillo, is better known as TV host, and one of the best ones in his generation too, he is a strong contender in the Best Actor category for playing Rod, a man who is bank manager one day then househusband the next. “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” is certainly Ryan’s movie more than any one else’s as he has the most number of scenes among the cast members. But more than that, his delineation of provider turned circumstantial housekeeper will have people laughing, thinking, understanding and, perhaps, more accepting of the fact that there is no one formula or set-up that makes a family work.
Comedienne Eugene Domingo has been winning awards left and right for five years in a row now. More, she is one of few actresses—-if not the only one—-in the Philippines entertainment history to have participated in six films produced by eight different Filipino production companies within a year. In “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!”, she plays Aida, a mistress who happens to be Rod and Mia’s neighbor. With Mia always away, Rod and Aida develop a friendship that even has the Mrs. Jealous at one point. Although Eugene has done so many movies this year, she grabbed the opportunity to be cast in “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” in order to work anew with Ryan, Judy Ann and Direk Joey, and to essay a role that challenges her.
“I’ve never played a mistress before nor best friend to a straight guy. Even in real life, I have lots of girl and gay friends but very few straight guys so I am tackling my role here from a fresh point of view,” said she, who’s gusto in working on “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” surely brought out the best in her yet again.
Guiding the actors in giving their best in “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” is Direk Joey, who, himself, is no stranger to awards. Many of his works have also become modern classics some of which also feature Ryan, Judy Ann and Eugene. He has said in recent interviews that his latest film is important in his career in that he plans to redirect his career should he win Best Director yet again.
With the stellar acting prowess of its talents in and the very relatable story of “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” it is expected to lead box-office results and bring home the highest awards in the MMFF 2011.
OctoArts Films’ “My Househusband: Ikaw Na” opens on Christmas Day.
Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJbHAz5kkOU&feature=player_embedded