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Meeting Kimmy, Dora, Bona in Person


(A Mixture of Humbling and Hilarious Encounter)

One of the most in-demand and influential celebrities in the entertainment circuit, Ms. Eugene Domingo graced the bloggers’ meet for her upcoming film ‘Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme’ on Monday, June 11, [two days prior its regular theater-run] on the 14th floor of ELJ Building of ABS-CBN Channel 2. It was not my first time that I had a close encounter with the comical actress that is now considered to be as big as Ai-Ai delas Alas.

Eugene Domingo is excited about the new ‘Kimmy Dora’ that opens today, June 13. Photograph by Dale Bacar.


The bloggers burst into laughter as soon as Domingo walked into the room, she mimicked her famous line from her latest movie, “… that’s on carbs on carbs on carbs.”

The whole time during the affair, Domingo who was joined by her director Bb. Joyce Bernal and the scriptwriter Chris Martinez, they have provided good laughs with their natural brand of antics. The three gamely responded to questions thrown to them and handled some difficult questions with light and sensible answers.

Dressed in blue tops with a yellow belt and pink tight pants, chooses to be Dora if she is to choose between the two characters she has effectively breathed into and the public has come to love and are excited about.

Eugene Domingo was joined by Bb. Joyce Bernal, the director and Chris Martinez, the screenwriter during the Q&A portion. Photograph by Dale Bacar.


Despite the success she is enjoying, she still sees herself the same person and is grateful for the things she has right now. Meeting the star of Kimmy Dora is one humbling, but hilarious encounter.

“I am contented with my life,” she shares. “I’ve worked with the people I like to work with. That’s enough to say that I am happy with what I have.

“Even if I do not have any lovelife, it doesn’t matter to me as long as I am able to make people laugh and help them forget the daily stress.”

Also, she finds in fulfilling to provide ‘remedy’ to people’s misery through the films she does, “It is my gift and my way of paying it forward for all the good stuff that God has showered me with.”

After doing ‘Kimmy Dora’, her other movie titled ‘I Do Bidoo, Bidoo’ with Chris Martinez as the writer and the director is set to hit the silver screens as well, apart from the said film, she will be breathing into the character of ‘Bona’, a role that the Philippine Superstar, Nora Aunor earned her a Gawad Urian Best Actress award many years ago. Domingo’s close affinity with Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and her love for theater made her say ‘yes’ to do the project with Soxie Topacio as director and Lalie Bucoy as the playwright.

None of us left the event without getting a souvenir shot with Eugene Domingo. I, too, took the chance of posing with her. Photograph by Dale Bacar.


“It is a modernized version. Bona is a character that most Filipinos can identify with because one way or the other—we are a ‘fan’ to certain celebrities. The only difference is the take of who ‘Bona’ of today,” essays excitedly about her new role onstage hitting in August till September.

But prior to jumping onstage, she made it a point to invite everyone to watch ‘Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme’ which opens today, June 13 to theaters nationwide. She will still be paired with two young handsome actors–Dingdong Dantes and Zanjoe Marudo.

The full trailer of ‘Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme’ is found below.

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