Octo Arts Films presents MY HOUSE HUSBAND:IKAW NA! casts to the bloggers in a grand bloggers conference held at Guily’s in Tomas Morato, Q.C. last Saturday December 17, 2011.

Thank you so much Melai for the invitation!

The mood was light. The bloggers certainly love the humor of the whole cast.  We had fun asking questions to the cast members. I had a good laugh with Eugene Domingo’s answers. We were laughing all throughout the conference.  I also find Ryan Agoncillo, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, Ellen Adarna and Roco Nasino very witty.

Q: Ryan would you accept a gay role?

Ryan: Why not? As long as the movie is great.
Q: What makes you trust Direk Joey? 

Ryan: He is a master of middle-class, he has integrity, has 65 films and awards. 
Judy Ann: We’re so honored to be working with him. His stories are always real and everyone can relate.
Eugene said “The movie is timely and beautiful”.  

She said she’ll be riding on the Shake, Rattle and Roll float ‘coz they lack artista there.  She asked for Juday ans Ryan’s permission. Judy Ann said wala naman siyang magagawa. Ryan said that as long as they’re all in it together regardless of the float, what is important is that the people would be there to see them.

Eugene can’t stop gushing and praising Juday and Ryan’s relationship. 
When asked what their favorite scenes in the movie were..

Ryan: Rod’s encounter with the soccer moms
Judy Ann : All my scenes with Eugene. 

They were also asked to give advise to showbiz couples

Ryan: When things gets rough, go back to the reason why you became friends Judy Ann: Honesty is the best policy! It’s important too that you can laugh at your mistakes.

Judy Ann : It’s important for husbands and wives to respect each other and laugh at their mistakes. That there’s nothing wrong with being a househusband as long as he’s doing something relevant.  

Would you accept a 3rd party role?
Judy Ann: Yes as long as it’s with Richard Gomez. Because idol ko sila Richard and Lucy Torres-Gomez.

A showbiz reporter threw the last question…

What is the difference between a presscon with bloggers and reporters? 

Judy Ann: Mas nakakakaba ang mga bloggers. At nakaka-tense dahil seryoso sila at alam mong gusto nila ng diretsong sagot sa mga tanong!

It’s amazing how bloggers were praised by the stars and the reporters.They have a very high regard to bloggers.

The movie tackle the life of a married man and a stay at home dad Rod played by Ryan Agoncillo, a well known TV host, and one of the best ones in his generation. Rod is a man who is a bank manager one day then househusband the next.
“My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” is certainly Ryan’s movie more than any one else as he has the most number of scenes among the cast members. 
But more than that, his delineation of provider turned circumstantial housekeeper will have people laughing, thinking, understanding and, perhaps, more accepting of the fact that there is no one formula or set-up that makes a family work. 

More and more men are now becoming more involved in their children’s lives, and because of that many men now have a better understanding of what life is like for their child growing up in the current times. 

Because fathers are immersed in their children’s lives, many of the so-called “manly” things men do are pushed aside for their children. 

This allows children, especially male children, to grow up without a misogynistic outlook on life given to them by their fathers. 

These children are more compassionate because they have learned compassion and caring from their father.

These stay at home dads, however, should not be embarrassed about themselves for their roles. The society should be more accepting about the reversal of roles. It is very hard to do household chores and to take care of the children and his wife at the same time.
The house husband know that they are fulfilling their role as primary caregiver. 
Later in life the father will serve as a confidante of the teenager, and later, as the children become young adults and begin raising a family of their own the father will be not only a good grandparent but will be a good adviser as to how children should be raised. 
The plot follows the househusband’s journey toward enlightenment. In the end Rod learns that it is hard to be a housewife and more important, he learns to respect his wife not only as a mother, somebody to take care of the house, but as an individual who is capable of being a professional.

Comedienne Eugene Domingo has been winning awards left and right for five years in a row now. She is one of few actresses, if not the only one in the Philippines entertainment history to have participated in six films produced by eight different Filipino production companies within a year.
In “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!”, she plays Aida, a mistress who happens to be Rod and Mia’s neighbor. With Mia always away, Rod and Aida develop a friendship that even has Mia jealous at one point.
Although Eugene has done so many movies this year, she grabbed the opportunity to be included in the cast of “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” in order to work anew with Ryan, Judy Ann and Direk Joey, and to essay a role that challenges her.
“I’ve never played a mistress before nor best friend to a straight guy. Even in real life, I have lots of girl and gay friends but very few straight guys so I am tackling my role here from a fresh point of view,” Eugene said 
Eugene who’s gusto in working on “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” surely brought out the best in her again.

Guiding the actors in giving their best in “My Househusband: Ikaw Na!” is Direk Joey, who, himself, is no stranger to awards. Many of his works have also become modern classics some of which also feature Ryan, Judy Ann and Eugene. He has said in recent interviews that his latest film is important in his career in that he plans to redirect his career should he win Best Director yet again.

 “My Househusband: Ikaw Na” opens on Christmas Day.

25 thoughts on “MY HOUSE HUSBAND:IKAW NA!

  1. Bloggers, have not noticed what Judy replied to a question the difference between a presson with the bloggers and the reporters? "Mas nakakakaba ang mga bloggers. At nakaka-tense dahil seryoso sila at alam mong gusto nila ng diretsong sagot sa mga tanong!" This is because the bloggers are not pressured. They don't work for somebody. They work for their own. And bloggers don't have masters. As what a line from English poet William Ernest Henley's "Invictus" – they are the master of their fate and the captain of their soul.

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  2. Clint you should watch it. Trailer pa lang riot na!Grabe nga ang kakatawa namin kahit sa blogger conference pa lang. Super nakakatawa talaga si Eugene! Loosen up! Enjoy Tagalog movie. Support the local movie producers! ( Note: If my parents were still alive they would really really apreciate the fact that I am watching Tagalog movies now:-)

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