Eugene had to learn Japanese for her role in the light comedy-drama Instant Mommy. She is cast as Bechayda, a wardrobe mistress in TV commercials, who pretends to be pregnant to keep her Japanese fiancé. The comedienne even shot a birthing scene for a crucial sequence in the movie.
Hollywood-based Japanese actor Yuki Matsuzaki plays Kaeru San, a 40-something Japanese businessman who is the love interest of Bechayda. He was previously seen in period films such as The Last Samurai (2003) and Letters FromIwo Jima (2006).
Instant Mommy also stars Luis Alandy as the ex-boyfriend of Eugene’s character and Rico J. Puno as the father of Eugene’s character.