‘Onanay’s swan song

More than seven months since it aired its first episode, the series starring Nora Aunor, Mikee Quintos, Kate Valdez, and Jo Berry is airing its final episode tonight. 

The lead stars shared their unforgettable experiences and expressed their gratefulness to everyone who supported the show which brought laughter and tears to the viewers and managed to pull off a victory in the ratings game.

‘Onanay’s swan song
 'Onanay' main cast members Mikee Quintos, Jo Berry, and Kate Valdez
Mikee, who plays the affable Maila, shared her sentiments as she reminisced the moments she had with the entire crew, “It’s mixed emotions. I’m going to miss everybody. It was a long run, ang dami kong na-build na bagongfriendship, and I’m just truly grateful for the whole experience of portraying Maila.”

Mikee also added that she learned a lot from her co-stars most especially with Superstar Nora Aunor and Cherie Gil.

“Always be professional, trust yourself na kaya mong pumasok sa eksena dahil kapag nag-doubt ka sa sarili mo, that’s the point that you wouldn’t be able to perform well. Working with them, I noticed how good they are relating with their co-actors in a scene. Kung sino yung ka-eksena nila, madadala ka talaga.”

Kate, who plays her sister Natalie in the show, promised viewers that they will be on the edge of their seats for the last few episodes. 

“Aside from Onay’s love life, viewers should look forward to seeing the fate of Ms. Cherie Gil’s character. It’s going to be an explosive finale.”

Meanwhile, Jo Berry, who breathed life to the well-loved character of Onay, said that she feels extremely grateful for the opportunity given to her, “I feel so blessed, hindi ko pa rin ma-compose ‘yung right words para masabi kung gaano ako ka-thankful sa opportunity and sa chance na binigay sa akin ng GMA to portray OnayI learned so much from doing this series.”

Jo further shared the challenges she underwent and how she got through them with the help of her co-star, Ms. Cherie, and director, Gina Alajar.

’Yung scene namin sa pool, sobrang touched talaga ako kina Ms. Cherie at Direk Gina kasi takot talaga ako ‘nun at kinakabahan. So, tahimik ako dahil talagang naapektuhan ako ng scene, nanginginig ako tapos ‘yung alalay nila sa akin ibang klase. Sabi nga nila na ganon talaga as an actress, dadating tayo sa point na ‘yung mga kinatatakutan nating mga bagay kailangan nating gawin, at kinaya ko naman po.

For Kate, it was Direk Gina who guided her most throughout the show. “We can feel that she really cares for us actors. That’s why we call her Nancy Gina. You wouldn’t be afraid or intimidated to ask her questions or ask for advice.  She’s one of the people that I would really remember in Onanay.

How far is Helena (Cherie Gil) willing to go to get the revenge she always wanted? Will Onay finally get the ending she deserves?

Under the helm of Gina Alajar, don’t miss the finale of Onanay tonight after Kara Mia on GMA Telebabad.

Topics: Nora Aunor , Mikee Quintos , Kate Valdez ,  Jo Berry , Onanay
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