Archive for June 1st, 2012

‘Kimmy Dora’ faces new challenges

IN 2010, Joyce Bernal and Chris Martinez’s “Kimmy Dora” reconfigured the star system when it became a big hit. It also turned Eugene Domingo, who played the twins, Kimmy and Dora, into a star.

Director Bernal thought one movie was enough, but people kept asking for a sequel. She shares, “Sa sequel, hindi puwedeng pareho lang or less than the original. It should offer something new.”


In “Kimmy Dora & the Temple of Kyeme,” the twins join their father (Ariel Ureta) on a trip to Korea, his homeland, where one of them has to marry a member of a Sang clan to fulfil a promise made by Ureta. The sisters refuse since they’re in love with their respective beaus—portrayed by Dingdong Dantes and Zanjoe Marudo!

The biggest challenge in filming the “Kimmy Dora” sequel was surviving the bitter cold in the mountains of Korea. Eugene relates, “We shot there at the peak of winter. It wasn’t easy because I had to do the scenes twice since I play twins in it. Gusto kong maiyak sa hirap at pagod!”

The horror element has been incorporated into the story, and a lot of celebrities will be playing cameo roles.