GMA brings back the well-loved TV adaptation of the 1989 award-winning blockbuster movie by Regal Films “Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit” on the afternoon block.
After several months of hiatus, the star-studded cast offer their loyal fans and followers a recap of the heartwarming series that they have consistently followed since its pilot airing. Meanwhile, its much-awaited all-new episodes are set to air starting January 2021.
The drama series is top-billed by the one and only Superstar Nora Aunor as Mercedes “Cedes” dela Cruz. Playing equally important roles are highly-acclaimed actress Mylene Dizon as Magnolia “Nolie” dela Cruz and Kapuso Breakout Star Kyline Alcantara as Maggie dela Cruz.
“Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit” follows the story of Cedes, Nolie, and Maggie – three generations of women who will take on a quest to pursue their dreams and to avenge the indignities they suffered from those who have wronged them.
Completing the powerhouse cast are: Zoren Legaspi as Anselmo, conceited son of Martina and Ramon who pursues Nolie for his selfish needs; Gabby Eigenmann as Arthur, an eligible bachelor and entrepreneur who helps Nolie to exact revenge; Ina Feleo as Margaux, classy and self-absorbed wife of Anselmo who thinks lowly of Nolie; Yasser Marta as Jun, charming and carefree son of Anselmo and Margaux who falls in love with Maggie; Divina Valencia as Editha, a rich widow who crosses paths with Cedes and takes her in; Candy Pangilinan as Connie, close confidante of Nolie who sticks up for her through ups and downs; and Isabel Rivas as Martina, controlling and condescending wife of Ramon who will go to great lengths to get what she wants.
“Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit” also features the special participation of Ricky Davao as Damian, calm and charitable husband of Cedes; and Dante Rivero as Ramon, Martina’s successful husband.
As the series airs anew, the cast members expressed what they think about returning on air, how they feel about working in the new normal, and what’s in store for the Kapuso viewers in the coming episodes.
Mylene shares what she appreciates most about working in the new normal, “Magkakasama kaming lahat sa set, araw-araw kaming nagta-trabaho so it’s easier to stay in character. ‘Yung timeframe rin, mas mabilis naming natatapos ‘yung work. Nagkakaroon talaga ng tunay na bonding ang lahat ng tao sa set.”
“Challenging po dahil isang bagsakan binigay sa amin ‘yung script pero masaya rin po dahil mas naging close ang lahat sa set. Masarap sa pakiramdam dahil suportado po namin at inaangat ang isa’t isa,” Kyline adds.
Meanwhile, Zoren feels fortunate and at ease to have worked in a safe location, “Ever since naman nagka-pandemic, I’m very careful sa pagsunod sa health protocols. Lahat din ng tao sa set ay dumaan sa swab test at talagang maingat. For me, it’s a safe environment but we still have to be cautious.”
Gabby, in turn, teases viewers on what to expect in the new episodes, “Abangan nila kung maitutuloy ba nina Nolie at Arturo ang planong pabagsakin ang mga Santos o lalambot ba ang puso ni Nolie dahil mahal pa rin niya si Ansel. Malalaman na ba nina Maggie at Jun ang totoong pagkatao nila?”
Yasser also reveals having to study their script religiously every day, “Challenging po ang mga eksena dahil ito po ay directed by Laurice Guillen kaya everyday bago matulog at paggising nag-aaral po talaga kami ng script.”
On the one hand, Candy is elated for viewers to witness the continuation of the story, “Excited to share what we all worked for. Excited to know how people will respond to our hard work, the fruit of our teamwork.”