MANILA – Comedienne Eugene Domingo does not feel bad that Piolo Pascual will no longer be her leading man in the third “Kimmy Dora” movie.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News during the premiere night of “Ekstra”
on Tuesday night, Domingo said she understands why Pascual backed out of
“Naiintindihan ko na kailangan niya talaga magtrabaho sa TV at pelikula
kasi kailangan namin ng pera niya bilang producer,” she said in jest.
The 36-year-old actor opted to give up his role in the Chris
Martinez-directed prequel to the comedy series, citing his packed
schedule leading up to the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) in
The Kapamilya star will nonetheless remain as one of the project's
producers under Spring Films, which was also behind the last two "Kimmy
“Hindi ako nalungkot kasi siya pa rin ang kasama naming [as our
producer]. Feeling ko mas nanghihinayang siya [na hindi na ako ang
leading lady niya],” Domingo said.
After this development, actor Sam Milby was tapped to replace Pascual in
the film. The 29-year-old actor's part in the project will mark his
first starring role in an entry to the MMFF.
Asked whether she is excited to work with Milby for the first time,
Domingo said: “Sam Milby is playing the role and Sam Milby is perfect