Manila, Philippines – JUDY Ann Santos revealed she had difficulty acting out a scene in her forthcoming starrer with husband Ryan Agoncillo, “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!”
The scene required her to shout at Ryan’s character and deliver the line, “Bwisit na buhay ito!”
Juday claimed it ran contrary to her true-life character. “Nahirapan akong itawid ang eksena kasi kailangan ko siyang sigawan, eh, hindi ko ginagawa ’yon. Nagi-guilty ako talaga!” the actress revealed.
Between the two of them, Juday said she’s the peacemaker. She makes the first move for them to reconcile whenever they get into a fight. She can’t stand the silent treatment.
“Parang hindi tama kung hindi kayo (the couple) nag-uusap. Ako ang nangungulit para mag-usap kami,” Juday said.
She said she would tail her husband and beg him repeatedly, “Kausapin mo ako, please… please mag-usap naman tayo.” And she would persist until an exasperated Ryan finally gives in to her plea.
“Gustong-gusto niya na ikaw ang nababaliw,” she said.
Lest you think ill of Ryan as a husband, he said in jest, through seven years of close association with Juday, he’s become familiar with her fighting (let’s tone it down to “tampuhan”) style. And now that they’re married, he’s merely copying it, to spice up their relationship a bit. Believe me, it’s working wonders on their marriage! Ask ’em for details. Or ask director Joey Reyes, who happens to be the couple’s friend and neighbor.
Joey Reyes is also the director of “My Househusband,” OctoArts Films entry to the forthcoming Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Direk Joey calls “My Househusband” a slice of true life. “Makikita ninyo ang sarili n’yo o isa man lang sa mga kakilala n’yo sa pelikulang ito,” he explained.
In this movie, however, Ryan and Juday are not playing their lives as husband and wife. They are thrust in an entirely different domestic situation prevalent in the present time. “My Househusband” is about married couple Rod (Ryan) and Mia (Judy Ann) who has a non-traditional setup. Rod takes care of the house and the kids while Mia looks after putting bread on the table. Along the way, situations arise that test the arrangement and their relationship.
Adding third-wheel support (as requested by producer Orly Ilacad) to the tested tandem is Eugene Domngo as a kept woman. “This film recognizes the equality of sexes according to the times. Moviegoers will leave the theater with an even healthier appreciation of the roles of husband and wife, and yet also of the importance of individuality,” direk Joey said. (Tessa A. Castillo)