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Nora Aunor likely to sign 3-year deal with TV5

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CHRISTOPHER de Leon and Nora Aunor at the red carpet screening of “Sa Ngalan Ng Ina” ROMY HOMILLADA

Fans of Superstar Nora Aunor have a lot to look forward to, after the award-winning actress announced that she is likely to accept TV5’s offer to be its exclusive talent for three more years.

The Kapatid network’s warm and fair treatment of its stars, she said, won her over.

“Gusto ko ring ipakita sa TV5 ang aking pasasalamat sa pamamagitan ng pagtatrabaho ko,” she said after the red carpet screening of her coming drama miniseries, “Sa Ngalan Ng Ina,” at Cinema 2 of SM City’s The Block last Thursday.

Despite round-the-clock taping hours in Antipolo, Rizal and Taal, Batangas, Aunor said she rarely gets tired, and has never felt happier. “Kapag gusto mo ’yung trabaho mo at gusto mo ’yung mga kasama mo, hindi ka mahihirapan. Hindi mo mararamdaman ang pagod,” she said.

Aunor initially inked a three-month deal with TV5 upon her arrival in the country last August, but it seems the Kapatid network can’t get enough of the Superstar.

“Interesado pa rin kaming makatrabaho siya,” TV5 head of creative and entertainment production Perci Intalan told the Inquirer. “Alam na namin more or less kung ano ang gusto niya, ano’ng bagay sa kanya, at sino’ng mga gusto niyang makatrabaho.”

Asked for details about the new contract, Intalan said they’re still ironing things out. But should Aunor finally sign the deal, a full-length drama series will immediately follow “Sa Ngalan.”

Hosting job

While acting projects will remain the top priority, Intalan said TV5 is also entertaining the idea of giving Aunor a hosting job.

“I remember na ang tagal niya nga palang itinayo ang ‘Superstar’ show as host,” he said. “Ang galing ng rapport niya sa tao, and that was apparent during her recent fans’ day. Sanay siya kung paano mag-relate sa audience at sa mga artistang bisita. That opened a lot of possibilities.

“We do hope bumalik ’yung boses niya. We’re not into recording, but she can do musical events and specials.”

Meanwhile, as a US green card holder, Aunor was advised not to stay in the Philippines for more than six months within a year. But this won’t be too big of a problem, Intalan assured.

“We are used to working around schedules of our talents who are not based in the country like Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Alice Dixson.”

Two months into her comeback, has Aunor been able keep her word that she would avoid going back to her old ways?

Always professional

“She’s always professional,” her “Sa Ngalan Ng Ina” director Mario O’Hara told the Inquirer. “Si Guy napakagaling na. Hindi na niya mahihigitan ang sarili niya –she can only do less. But Guy never gave anything less.”

O’Hara, who also worked with Aunor in the films “Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos” and “Bulaklak Sa City Jail,” added: “Si Guy, given any director, magaling umarte. Hindi katulad ng ibang artista na kapag masama na ang direktor, masama na rin ang acting.”

O’Hara, however, admitted that Aunor’s damaged voice was a concern, especially in heavy scenes that involve screaming. “’Di siya makasigaw, eh. Nagiging sagabal para sa kanya ang boses niya dahil sa limitation.”

Indie film

Aside from “Sa Ngalan,” the actress will also star in the historical biopic “El Presidente” and in Regal Films’ “Hototay.” Is O’Hara open to doing an indie film with Aunor?

“Of course! Meron na akong kwento. Sa katunayan script na nga, eh,” he said. “I won’t do the film with any actress other than Guy!”

“Sa Ngalan” also stars Aunor’s ex-husband Christopher de Leon. Expectedly, entertainment reporters prodded the former couple to express their feelings about working with each other.

“I’m so happy that she’s doing very well. It’s fun, nag-e-enjoy lang kami sa set,” said De Leon about being reunited with Aunor.

“Kapag nagkita kayo ng dating boyfriend mo, ano pakiramdam mo?” Nora asked a reporter.

When the reporter answered, “May pitik pa rin,” Aunor unabashedly retorted to mad cheers and laughter, “Yun ang sagot ko!”

“Sa Ngalan Ng Ina” premieres October 3 after “Wil Time Big Time.”


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sokor-Park/100002605297822 Sokor Park

    If the deal with TV5 does not pan out well, maybe employ Ate Guy as museum curator in some government run museums.  Kase, she’s such an institution na eh, sayang naman if we let her go back to drugs again.

    • Anonymous

      Really? Seriously? Curator? She’s above and beyond that. Ang layo naman ng pagiging isang institution ng isang artist and to work in a museum. You tried to sound concerned for Nora but your comment smokescreens insult and sarcasm.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FGYQJQNYHCOAIHTHR4ZDRWTB6M ROLITO CUPINO

      Katharine Hepburn was 73, and had a noticeable tremor when
      she did her last film On Golden Pond where she won her 4th Oscar, a feat still unmatched
      by any other Hollywood actresses up to this time.  She was conferred the rare distinction as the
      Greatest Female Star in the history of American cinema by the American Film
      Institute. What does this say? Nora Aunor has not even reached 60, very much
      alive and very enthusiastic about her comeback and you are considering her as a
      museum item. Ang lupit mo naman. She can achieve more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683862946 Nestor De Guzman

    Sabi nga sa Yes magagazine, kakambal ni Nora Aunor mula pa nang nagsisimula siya ang masasamang espiritu sa paligid, tulad ni Sokor Park. Good karma naman kay Ate Guy ang balik dahil lagi siyang binibigyan ng maraming bagong pagkakataon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sokor-Park/100002605297822 Sokor Park

    Of course we are all for Ate Guy.  While it may sound unkind to consign her to the museum as part of our national heritage and history, it is better than allowing our youngsters to be exposed to the “Ate Guy who had it all and blew it all on drugs”.  I’m sure those of you with grandchildren of impressionable minds would rather not have your grandkids be exposed to Ate Guy.  She’s ok in museums, wag lang Museo Pambata.  I admit, I’m sincere in my sarcasm about her, but Ate Guy shares neither the grace nor the smarts of Katherine Hepburn.  We all wish her well, wish she lives the remainder of her life here or abroad uneventfully.  May she be in peace.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MB5LO6BCU6VAV2PSUAA5CFVEI alaskador

    MGA NORANIANS WORLWIDE:TULOY TULOY LAMANG ANG ATING BOYKOT AGAINST ABS-CBN. MAG-UNSUBSCRIBE NA RIN KAYO NG TFC. ITONG BOYKOT NATIN AY PARA SUPORTAHAN ANG NAG-IISANG SUPERSTAR LABAN SA MGA INGRATA NA KAGAYA NINA CHARO SANTOS AT MALOU SANTOS NA DATING ARTISTA LAMANG NG NV PRODUCTIONS NI ATE GUY.AGAIN, IPAKALAT WORLDWIDE NA MAG-UNSUBSCRIBE NA NG TFC PARA MABIGYAN NATIN NANG LESSON ANG ABS-CBN. IBAGSAK ANG ABS-CBN.HUWAG NANG I-RENEW ANG INYONG MGA SUBSCRIPTION NG TFC. BAGKUS AY TANGGALIN NA AGAD ITO. MARAMI NA PO SA MGA NORANIANS BASED ABROAD ANG NAG-UNSUBSCRIBE SIMULA NOONG ILUNSAD NATIN ANG “OPLAN: IBOYKOT ANG ABS-CBN” INFAVOR OUR NORA AUNOR AGAINST CHARO SANTOS!SUPORTAHAN NATIN SI NORA AUNOR SA TV5. KUNG WALA PANG TV5 KAPATID NETWORK SA INYONG MGA AREA, MADALI LAMANG NA MAPANOOD ANG SA NGALAN NG INA SA INTERNET. MADAMI NA PONG LIBRE NA LIVE STREAM SA INTERNET. I-SEARCH LAMANG PO NATIN ANG PINOY TV SHOWS LIVE STREAM AND PRESTO, BUBULAGTA ANG MGA SHOWS DOON NA GUSTO NINYONG MAPANOOD.SA ORBIT, KUNG IBIG DIN PO NINYO, DOUBLE TREAT ANG OSN PARA SA MGA PINOY NA GUSTONG MA-SUBSCRIBE DITO SA ORBIT DAHIL ONCE YOU SUBSCRIBE TO ORBIT, MAY GMA PINOY TV, GMA LIFE TV at KAPATID TV5 at AKSYON TV5 ka na.Hanapin lamang ang mga channels na ito sa OSN o ORBIT:Channel 160 – GMA PINOY TVChannel 161 – GMA LIFE TVChannel 162 – MNL TVChannel 163 – PINOY EXTREMEChannel 165 – KAPATID TV5Channel 166 – AKSYON TV5Go, go, go Noranians Worldwide, tuloy-tuloy lamang natin ang pagboboykot sa ABS-CBN. Mag-unsubscribe na tayo sa TFC.Long live the one and only Superstar, Ms. Nora Aunor! Mabuhay NORANIANS WORLDWIDE!



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