Uge: Kissing Iza was a breezeBy Dolly Anne Carvajal
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Just when you thought Eugene Domingo had dazzled us in every possible way as an actress, here she comes with yet another precious first via Jun Robles Lana’s “Mga Kwentong Barbero” or MKB (Barber’s Tales).
“I fell in love with Jun’s film. He wrote and directed MKB. I admit it could be the highlight, not just of my year but of my whole career as an actress,” Uge says, beaming. “It was difficult but truly rewarding for me as a person, and as a Filipina.”
The movie revolves around the free-spirited and newly-widowed Marilou (portrayed by Uge) who inherits the town’s only barber shop from her husband. With no other means of support, she musters the courage to run the shop. Despite the skills she has developed from years of assisting her husband, she fails to attract customers. Things take an unexpected turn when she gains the trust of the women in her community. She changes the destiny of her town mates.
Uge’s kissing scene with Iza Calzado in the film will definitely create a stir. “The kissing [scene] with Iza was a breeze,” Uge says. “We kissed many times for the shots. We had to be careful moving because we were on the edge of a cliff. There were many other highlights in that scene aside from the kissing that the viewers should look forward to.”
Bravo, Uge, for treading uncharted waters which other actors might not even bring themselves to try.
KathNiel back on TV
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are set to enchant viewers anew in ABS-CBN’s most romantic series, “Got to Believe” (premieres this month). Daniel plays a spoiled rich kid
(Joaquin), while Kathryn portrays a simple girl with big dreams for her family (Chichay).
Daniel is undoubtedly the hottest teen heartthrob these days. The KathNiel love team makes you feel like a blushing high-school student all over again. Amid the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, it’s so refreshing to watch these young actors as they recapture for us, even just vicariously, that giddy “puppy love.”
Here’s my tete-a tete with Daniel. Read on and swoon…
How is your new series similar to the hit movie of Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan, “Got2Believe”?
It takes a more modern approach and the scenes get lighter treatment.
How has your relationship with Kathryn blossomed since your first teamup?
We have both matured in terms of acting, and Kathryn has become even more special to me now. Every moment I spend with her is magical.
Should ABS-CBN decide to break up your love team with Kathryn, how would you feel?
I know we will have to reinvent ourselves one day, and we will be paired with others. I just hope that, even if our screen partners change, our great relationship will remain intact. We will see to it [that we will] not get jealous of the new screen partners because it’s just work. And we must give it our best shot in order to fulfill all our dreams.
What’s the advantage and disadvantage of being the nephew of Robin Padilla?
There’s no disadvantage at all. Being his nephew is a plus factor for me. But I want to have my own identity.
If you had to give up singing or acting, which one would you choose?
That’s one choice I hope I never have to make. I love my supporters in both my singing and acting careers so, as long as they want me, I’ll keep giving it my all. I’d rather have the best of both worlds.
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