SUPERSTAR Ms. Nora Aunor has signed a contract last Thursday (May 10) for GMA Network's upcoming primetime drama series, Onanay.
Present in the contract signing were GMA Entertainment Content Group Senior Vice President Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy and Senior Program Manager Helen Rose S. Sese.
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Onanay is a heart-warming and different kind of story of love and acceptance between a mother who suffers from Achondroplasia, a bone growth disorder that stunted her growth and her two daughters who grew up physically normal despite the mother’s condition. It shows the infinite and unconditional love that a mother has, and that there is nothing she won’t sacrifice for her children.
Ms. Aunor plays a very special role in the series as Nelia, a loving and caring grandmother who is kind yet willing to fight for what is right and will do everything for her family.
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The Superstar is proud to be part of the Network’s first series that tackles this disorder that will affect the lives of the main characters. “Napakasaya ko po dahil binigyan ako ng pagkakataon ng GMA 7 na magkaroon ng bagong show. Gusto ko 'yung teleserye at maganda 'yung istorya. Tungkol ito sa kung paano magmahal ang isang ina sa isang anak, at kung paano ipagtanggol ang isang anak ng ina,” she says.
Ms. Aunor is also very happy and excited to work with some of the Network’s sought-after and talented artists. “Dahil sa tagal na hindi ako gumawa ng mga ganitong serye, kabado po ako at dito sa bagong show, ‘yung mga bata na ang nakakasama ko. May kaba pero excited din dahil maganda ang kwento.”
She also adds that everyone is giving their very best in this project and the show will definitely tug the viewers’ hearts, “Sa aking palagay lamang, itong ginagawa namin, sabi nga nila, 'pag puso 'yung pinagsama sa isang proyekto, walang tatalo diyan, kasi andiyan 'yung pagmamahalan, 'yung tulungan, walang lamangan.”
Under the helm of Ms. Gina Alajar, Ms. Aunor will be joined by Mikee Quintos, Kate Valdez and Ms. Cherie Gil. The series also introduces newest Kapuso, Jo Berry who auditioned for the role of Onay, the vertically challenged daughter of Nelia.
Completing the cast are Gardo Versoza, Wendell Ramos, Rochelle Pangilinan, Vaness del Moral, Enrico Cuenca and special guest Adrian Alandy.