Beginning February 24, three generations of women take on a quest to pursue their dreams on GMA’s TV adaptation of the 1989 award-winning blockbuster movie by Regal Films, “Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit.”
The drama series stars superstar Nora Aunor as Mercedes “Cedes” dela Cruz, Mylene Dizon as Magnolia “Nolie” dela Cruz and Kyline Alcantara as Maggie dela Cruz.
Nora shares her excitement to be starring in a remake of her own award-winning film,
“Masaya ako na magkakaroon ng remake ‘yung aming pelikula noon. Excited din ako dahil ang gagaling ng mga artista na makakasama ko dito.”
Mylene is honored to be working with the legendary actress, “It’s really a dream come true.
I think it’s every actress’ dream to be able to work with Miss Nora Aunor. I feel very privileged and lucky to be working with her for this project.”
On the other hand, Kyline feels ecstatic to be part of such stellar cast, “Until now, hindi talaga nagsi-sink in sa akin na I’m part of this huge teleserye. I can’t believe na makakatrabaho ko sila knowing na nagsisimula pa lang ako sa industriya. I feel really honored and at the same time pressured.”
Completing the cast are: Zoren Legaspi as Anselmo, the son of Martina and Ramon who pursues Nolie for his selfish needs; Gabby Eigenmann as Arthur, a promising entrepreneur who falls for Nolie and helps her to exact revenge; Ina Feleo as Margaux, the wife of Anselmo who thinks lowly of Nolie; Yasser Marta as Jun, the 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; and Isabel Rivas as Martina, controlling wife of Ramon.
“Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit” features the special participation of Ricky Davao as Damian, the husband of Cedes and Dante Rivero as Ramon, Martina’s successful husband who owns a liquor business.
The Dela Cruz is a humble family of grape farmers. Despite struggling to make ends meet, married couple Cedes (Nora) and Damian (Ricky) are warmly respected by their grape farm community. They supply grapes to liquor magnates Martina (Isabel) and Ramon (Dante).
Nolie (Mylene), the diligent daughter of Cedes and Damian, is secretly in a relationship with the son of Martina and Ramon, Anselmo (Zoren) who is only pursuing the former for his selfish desires.
When greed consumes Martina, she orders the plantation to be burned down since the farmers oppose to sell their land. This incident leads to the death of Damian. Cedes goes berserk and accidentally kills Ramon. Making matters worse, Nolie finds out that she is carrying Anselmo’s child – Maggie (Kyline). Several years pass and Maggie meets Jun (Yasser), the son of Anselmo with Margaux (Ina), and falls in love with him. Meanwhile, Cedes is set to avenge the death of Damian and recover their stolen land with her newfound identity, alongside Nolie, who will likewise give Anselmo a taste of his own medicine.
Award-winning actress and director Laurice Guillen is at the helm of “Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit,” which premieres beginning Feb. 24, weekdays, on GMA.