Opening on Wednesday, September 18 in all theaters nationwide—is the co-produced newest comedy masterpiece of Star Cinema and Viva Films, titled ‘Momzillas’ with Maricel Soriano and Eugene Domingo as the two main lead stars.
Soriano and Domingo as Clara and Minerva are two warring and overprotective mothers to their son and daughter portrayed by Billy Joe Crawford and Andi Eigenmann as Elwood and Rina, respectively.
Though the film isn’t their first time to work together, the ‘Rough’ Diamond Star Eugene Domingo has high regards to her co-star, the Diamond Star Maricel Soriano, “Her talent is already given. Certainly, certainly, certainly.
“Pinagtibay na siya ng maraming characters. From leotards, clothes, hairstyle, fashion, even in selling certain roles… may mga pelikula siyang hit na hit, may maligamgam, at may mga di natin namamalayan… kaya siya tinaguriang ‘Diamond Star’ because she is forever.
Also she mentioned that the most essential lesson she learned from working with ‘The Maricel Soriano’ is: “One must not only rely on the script, on what the director’s instructions, and one’s perceptions on the role[s] he or she is portraying, but it is to build connection with his or her co-stars.
“That is definitely what makes Maricel an effective actress and make her won awards.”
According to Domingo, Soriano’s films are her legacy to the Philippine cinema.
Both admitted that doing the film was challenging and fun at the same time. In this project, Direk Wenn Deramas casted them away in an island for them to deal with themselves and together conquer their respective fears.
Even if every project, like this film, Maricel treats it as work, but while working with her other co-stars, particularly Eugene, she only has positive things to say, “Paano mo ba naman masasabing mahirap mag-trabaho kung ang mga kaeksena mo, puro masaya? Magaan ang naging trabaho namin.”
Eugene, however, she may also have considered the filming of ‘Mozillas’ fun, she treated it like a workshop.
“Para itong naging workshop. Parang thesis. Iba-ibang emosyon ang kailangan naming ramdamin, ire-recreate.
“Maricel and I have collaborated to hit the right timing and meet that comedic flavor. Direk Wenn is a genius. Definite na definite siya. Kung di kami guided ni Direk, baka kalat-kalat kami.”
Playing as a mother, is reflective of her fears, which is but normal for any mother like her in real-life, “Kids nowadays party do late. Parties usually start at 12 midnight and end up around 4 or 5 in the morning and they go home the latest at 6. It’s the safety of my two kids that I fear the most.”
‘Momzillas’ is part of Star Cinema’s year-long celebration in connection for its 20th anniversary in bringing quality productions for Filipino moviegoers.
Joey Paras, Candy Pangilinan, Atak, Paul Jake Castillo, Mel Martinez, Luz Valdez, Eagle Riggs, and Divina Valencia are also part of the powerhouse cast.