This Saturday, July 10, well-loved comedienne and new Kapuso actress Pokwang is set to showcase her acting prowess in the all-new episode of GMA Network’s award-winning drama anthology ‘Magpakailanman.’
Known for her indisputable flair in comedy, Pokwang shares that she is beyond grateful for the opportunity to be part of the show and to be entrusted with a character that suits her well, “Grateful ako na naisakatuparan na maisama ako sa Magpakailanman at ramdam ko ang mainit na pagtanggap nila sa akin sa programa. Binagay talaga nila sa akin ang character na ginampanan ko kaya nakakatuwa po. Relate ako sa character ko as Helen, isang nanay na sinuong ang lahat ng pakikipagsapalaran para sa mga anak.”
At first glance, one would think that Helen (Pokwang) has no problem as she is always cheerful and funny. But behind her smiles and laughter, she hides her real dilemmas in life.
Her eldest has been bedridden due to Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy, and her husband has already given up his goal of working abroad for fear of being away from them.
To pay for the lifetime medical care of her eldest son and to support the education of her other child, Helen has tried various legal means of livelihood, sold everything that could be sold, and searched the whole town just to borrow money.
Having been invited to participate in a beauty contest for mothers, Helen has pursued a career in it. But not every contest has been easy, especially when at the same time, she is also questioning her worth as a wife and as a mother.
The episode also features Boom Labrusca, Ayra Mariano, Tart Carlos, and Gold Aceron.
Don’t miss the outstanding performance of Pokwang in #MPK’s “Nanay Kontesera” – under the helm of esteemed director Rechie Del Carmen, researched by Cynthia Delos Santos, and written by Benson Logronio – this Saturday, after Agimat ng Agila on GMA-7.