Wednesday, August 30, 2006

CANDID NORA



I love these pictures of Ate Guy when she's just plain having fun. I took this photo right after dinner and when I asked her to strike a pose, she did it the baklang-bakla way. This is not just your average pictorial session. It comes complete with stories about her career. I remember someone asking what her favorite movies are and she quickly answered Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos, Himala, Bona, Ina Ka Ng Anak Mo, Bakit Bughaw Ang Langit? Bilangin Ang Bituin Sa Langit and Pacita M. What about The Flor Contemplacion Story? someone muttered, Ate Guy just raised her eyebrows, he then said Ang taray! Ayaw ng Flor Contemplacion samantalang doon siya nanalo ng International Award! The Superstar also told us about the personal significance of Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos. She was having marriage and finacial troubles at the time. Ate Guy thought they won't be able to finish filming due to lack of funds. But her resourcefulness triumphed in the end. Alkitrang Dugo was a mild hit at the box office and she used the films' meager earnings to finish the movie. Lagi namang nagkakaroon ng problema pag nagpo-produce ako, she said. And the result was her triumphant win when she was named Best Actress by the Manunuri Ng Pelikulang Pilipino's very first Gawad URIAN and subsequently the FAMAS for her astounding performance in the Mario O'Hara masterpiece Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos.

3 comments:

pauljames said...

hello jojo!!!

it's always a delight to see nora sincerely happy with genuine smiles and laughter!!! does she have any dream roles in mind that she wants to portray? are there any actors or actresses she want to work with in her future projects?what does she enjoy doing in her spare time while living here in the states?

Jojo Devera said...

hello pauljames!

to answer some of your inquiries, Ate Guy's dream role nowadays if you'll consider it one is of the bida/kontrabida kind. she doesn't want to do anymore api roles. in the number of times she was here in New York, the Superstar saw broadway shows and when inside her hotel room she passes time by watching old Elvis Presley movies on cable. Ate Guy also loves Richard Dreyfuss, she thinks he's a great actor.

jeremiah said...

in that case pala, if she wants this time to do bida/kontrabida role, she can take the role being reserved for her by mario o'hara, yung hocloban (formerly la loba negra) i read na ganoon ang papel niya, isang mexican mestiza (morena)na asawa ng governor general(?).i wish na matuloy din iyon aside from sakay tayo sa buwan. how about the role of a heroine or a mother of a hero? magustuhan din kaya nya 'yun? does she have plan to do a come back on stage like gaya ng DH or Minsa'y isang gamo-gamo? ano ba yan puro na lang pangarap, anyway i pray na marami pang magandang offers na dumating sa kanya pag-uwi niya sa Pinas. Regards to her!