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Watching This MMFF: My House Husband

Eugene Domingo plays Aida in this rom-com about switched gender roles.

I am going to be honest here: I don’t care much about the annual Metro Manila Film Festival. There are a lot of things I look forward to, once December comes rolling in— the cold weather, the pretty Christmas lights, my mom’s crema de fruta, and Bath and Body Works’ Holiday Traditions line (currently obsessed with Vanilla Bean Noel). But when it comes to the ~2 week MMFF cinema monopoly that begins on Christmas day, I’m… disinterested.

EXCEPT NOT THIS YEAR. In 2006, my mom dragged me to see Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo and found myself pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it; the next year, we went to see Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo. While I am still not a big fan of mainstream local cinema (I will admit to liking the earlier Mano Po movies, though), I have become a fan of real-life couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo’s work. This year, I am looking forward to seeing My House Husband which also stars everyone’s favorite actress, Eugene Domingo.

Meeting Eugene Domingo = hearts in my eyes lulz.

On two separate occasions, I was able to sit down and chat with My House Husband’s main cast— Eugene Domingo, Judy Ann Santos, and Ryan Agoncillo— for a bloggers press-con. Okay, so I personally did not do any chatting; I just sat back and snapped photos while the entertainment/showbiz bloggers fired their questions. Things I learned/observed:

1) Eugene Domingo is super funny (everyone knows this) but her sense of humor is also kind of scary-mean.
2) Eugene Domingo is TINY! You wouldn’t think so, though, because this woman is larger than life.

3) It’s sort of adorable how Ryan keeps referring to Judy Ann as “my wife” and calling her “sweetheart” in front of everyone.
4) Judy Ann is skinny in real life and her eyebrows are just as nice as they are in photos.
5) Judy Ann is also really really pretty in person.

Judy Ann, why so cute?

With Aissa, Ana, and Melai aka the Bloggers United girls!

As the title suggests, My House Husband is about a couple with a supposedly “non-traditional set-up”: a husband who stays home to care for the house and children, and a wife taking on the breadwinner role. To be frank, this whole “switched gender roles” thing offers nothing new (my dad was the one who stayed home and raised my brother and me) but I’m very curious to see how this all goes. Plus, Ryan Agoncillo is just as cute as his wife so yay for eyecandy!

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  • Reply Rebel Sweetheart December 23, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Juday’s lost a lot of her pregnancy weight, no? Love her shoulder bones in that last photo.

    And I’m currently loving BBW’s Vanilla Bean Noel, too! :)

  • Reply Jayrin December 23, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Such a surprising post from you… I didn’t know you liked these two. They’re adorable! And I too loved Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo! Jelly over you meeting Eugene Domingo in person btw. Lucky! ;)

  • Reply Zab December 24, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Ganda ni Juday <3 Also, I loved Eugene Domingo in Babae sa Septic Tank! So freaking hilarious :)

  • Reply Ginnil December 25, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    OMG! I remember seeing Judy Anne IRL 2 yrs ago at BGC and I found her a lot prettier in real life, too! :)

  • Reply Grysh December 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I’m not a fan of local cinemas as well but this one looks interesting. i watched the trailer and it is so funny :)

  • Reply crisel December 26, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Looking forward to watching this too. Watched their 2 earlier flicks on tv and loved it. So I wouldn’t miss it this time in cinemas! I find it very cute that they’re real life couple too. And yes, Judy Ann looks slimmer and classy in person! ;p

  • Reply edelweiza December 27, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Judy Ann Santos has lost a lot of her post-pregnancy weight! The last time I saw her in a restaurant, she was really big! Galing talaga nya magpapayat. Idol! Hehe.

    P.S. I love the Ryan-Juday tandem, on and off cam that’s why I’m definitely watching My House Husband. :)

  • Reply ry3 February 13, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    guys! would you know kelan sila maglalabas ng dvd? nagpapabili kasi ang mga tita ko from the states. saw the movie, aliw talaga

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