Nora takes time off work to be philanthropist

February 22, 2020
Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor

NORA Aunor took time out from her busy sked taping for her new soap, “Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit”. The drama series starts airing today on GMA’s Afternoon Prime, shown right after the mammoth hit, “Prima Donnas”. Ate Guy went to visit the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption in the coastal town of Agoncillo in Batangas who are just too happy to see the Superstar. She distributed goodies to all of them.

“Talagang nagpunta kami sa mga bahay-bahay to distribute 'yung help namin,” she says. “Marami sa ibang bahay na napuntahan namin, walang nakatira at lumikas muna 'yung mga tao. Well, lahat naman tayo nagdarasal para hindi na uli pumutok 'yung bulkan at nang makabalik na sila sa mga tahanan nila.”

It was raining when she visited them but she still got off her car to personally hand the bag of goodies to the residents. “Nakakatuwa dahil very appreciative naman sila. Gusto kong pasalamatan 'yung fans ko sa Noranians Worldwide dahil sila ang nagpagod in packing 'yung goods na pinamigay namin sa mga tao. Malaki talaga ang naitulong nila.”

She’s excited with “Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit” being shown on TV. “Siyempre, isa ito sa most memorable movies na nagawa ko and I’m glad na after 31 years, heto, ni-remake nila at ako lang ang cast member from the original movie na kasama rito sa TV version.”

What can she say about the changes that the GMA Creative Team made with the material? “Kung anuman yung mga binago nila, I’m sure kailangan yun kasi iba naman ang TV medium sa pelikula. Araw-araw itong mapapanood so kailangang mas pahabain ang istorya.”

She’s confident that all the changes were made for the betterment of the show. “Yes, dahil sa lahat ng pagbabagong ginawa nila, I’m sure mas magugustuhan ng viewers ang bagong ‘Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit’, kasi mas napaganda nila ang takbo ng kuwento. Mahu-hook ka talaga kasi naging kuwento ito ng tatlong magkakaibang babae: ako as Cedes, si Mylene Dizon na anak ko as Magnolia, at si Kyline Alcantara na anak naman niya as Maggie. Bale three different storyline and mapapanood concerning the lives of three women at ang kani-kanilang struggles sa buhay.”

How does she feel that the movie she finished shooting last year, “Isa Pang Bahaghari”, with Phillip Salvador and Michael de Mesa, is now entered in the first summer Metro filmfest this coming April after it was rejected in the filmfest last December?

“Well, sana naman, makapasok na kami this time. Ako, proud ako talaga sa movie kasi magaling namang director si Joel Lamangan. Ang dami na naming nagawang movies na nanalo ako ng awards and alam kong this is one of the best. It’s about time mapanood na ng viewers ang pelikulang ito na tungkol sa pamilya at ang kahalagahan ng pagpapatawad sa family members nyong nagkulang sa inyo.”