How excited are you in welcoming Shaina Magdayao to the cast of Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit? As Grace Andrada, she will portray the nurse of Doña Divina (Pilar Pilapil). More importantly, she will be Mikmik’s newest friend and ally. So, what was it like when Grace finally met Mikmik?
“Nakakatawa po pala siya,” the child star described her new tita. Admittedly, Sophia felt nervous and thought that Shaina would be “masungit”. As a result, she kept making mistakes while shooting their first scene. She confused “mansanilya” with “mantikilya”. But the veteran actress knew exactly how to brighten up the mood.
“Halatang mahilig kumain,” Shaina joked. She also gave some advice. “Nagkakamali naman lahat lagi,” she comforted. The key is to just always listen to the directors and everyone behind the cameras, “kasi sila ‘yung nakakakita”. During emotional scenes, the best one can do is focus hard. Awards and praises are only bonuses that come after a job well done.
“Nakakatuwa because I see myself in these kids,” Shaina continued. She too started off in the industry as a child star which is why she is beyond glad to be part of this show, “alam n’yo naman kung gaano ka-dear sa akin ‘yung mga kabataan”. Before Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, the last lighthearted drama she worked on was 2015’s Nathaniel. So, when she was offered the role of Grace, she immediately wanted to accept. Initially, there was a conflict in her schedule because she also had a movie to shoot. Luckily, they managed to hatch a plan, “naniniwala kasi ako na ‘pag para sa’yo talaga, para sa’yo.”
What does nurse Grace have in store for Kapamilyas? Do not miss Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, Mondays to Fridays, before It’s Showtime!