Toni Gonzaga Wants To Guest On "Eat Bulaga"Toni Gonzaga wants to work with Bossing Vic Sotto in a movie. She was previously a host on the noontime show "Eat Bulaga" where Vic and Joey de Leon have long reigned.
Toni was pirated by ABS-CBN 10 years ago, which caused the rift between the two networks because the rivalry then, like now, was intense. It has been so long since Joey talked to Toni again. And when he did, the actress-singer actually cried and hugged the host during an episode of "The Buzz."
She revealed that ABS-CBN executive Malou Santos did not allow her to make a movie with Vic for the film festival. Toni wanted to do the movie, so she can be a guest on "Eat Bulaga." She no longer knows how the studio looks like, Toni added.
In fact, she misses "Eat Bulaga" so much that she hugged Ryzza Mae Dizon when she saw the child wonder, who became famous for her hosting stint in the show.
"Parang feeling ko, kapag yakap ko siya, nakita ko na ang buong Eat Bulaga. Yun… pero siyempre, depende kung papayagan o gugustuhin."
Toni said that a movie with Vic is one of her dream projects—kind of like her dream of working with Piolo Pascual or director Olivia Lamasan. The actress-singer thought it will take her 20 years in the industry before she can work with Direk Olivia.
But through prayers, Toni's and Piolo's "Starting Over Again" were a major box-office success in the Philippines and abroad. She also believed that the movie became successful at the right point in her life--during the time wherein rumors are growing about her impending marriage to director Paul Soriano.
Toni does not believe she should take credit for the success of "Starting Over Again" after all, Piolo has long been in the industry even before she entered showbiz. Some credits Toni for the success of the movie, and said Piolo has regained his popularity again because of her.
The actress-singer believes that when it comes to "Starting Over Again," it is the story that the audience liked and not just them as actors and actresses. Once you finished the film, the actress-singer said you will begin questioning whether or not you can relate to it or who were you in the three characters--Toni's Ginny, Piolo's Marco or Iza Calzado's Patty.
The movie is a combination of lighthearted material and heavy drama. In fact, when they were doing the dubbing, Toni protested already because she cannot go through what her character is going through again at that time.
But she trusted Direk Olivia knows what needs to be done.
Meanwhile. she's overwhelmed by the success of the film, which already earned more than P300 million here and $600,000 in the US.
The show will soon be breaching the P400-million mark. Vice Ganda's "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy" earned P420 million.
During an episode of "It's Showtime," Vice joked that the movie should stop at P390 million because it will only surpass the earnings of his movie. Toni laughed at this and said that her friendship with Vice will be unaffected by the box-office success of their movies.
She shared that Vice even paid for a block screening of her movie because he wasn't able to attend the premiere night. Toni said she was touched by the gesture because no other artist has done that before for her.