For the love group of Shayne Sava and Abdul Raman, being a part of “Elevating Mamay”—an upcoming afternoon sequence that facilities on the mother-child relationship—had the younger actors interested by their very own moms and the sacrifices they made in elevating them.
Shayne, who grew up with a single mom, will always remember the day her father left them.
“I used to be simply 6 or 7 years outdated when it occurred, however the reminiscence may be very clear. My mother knelt earlier than my father, begging him to not go away us. She chased after him. I noticed all of it. Afterward, I stayed together with her in our room and she or he was crying to me. I noticed how devastated she was,” she recalled in a current digital convention for the mentioned GMA 7 drama.
However the next day, Shayne’s mom tried her finest to remain robust and conceal her ache, as if nothing occurred.
“I’ve idolized her since that day. I take a look at her as a hero, as a result of regardless of what occurred, she placed on a courageous face for me and my siblings. Then, she raised us all by herself,” mentioned the “Starstruck” Season 7 feminine winner. “That’s why I really like my mom very a lot.”
In “Elevating Mamay,” which airs beginning April 24, Shayne performs Abigail, a youngster who’s left to maintain her contemptuous mom, Letty (Ai-Ai delas Alas), after getting shot. Letty’s accidents brought about mind regression, which had her appearing like a toddler another time. Whereas assuming guardianship of her mom, Abigail learns extra about her mother’s attacker and discovers her true id.
“Its distinction from different mother-child tales is that, this time, the roles are reversed—ina na naging anak, at anak na naging ina. Whereas others are all a few mom’s sacrifice, this cleaning soap additionally tackles the kids’s sacrifices for his or her moms,” she mentioned.
“It’s difficult for me, as a result of it was my first time enjoying a personality who has the tasks of a mother,” the 18-year-old Kapuso artist added. “The story made me understand the love our dad and mom give us.”
That is Shayne’s first main position, and with it, a brand new title: GMA’s “Afternoon Prime Drama Princess.” “I can’t imagine it … It’s my first time listening to it, and I can’t assist however surprise, ‘Is that this actual?’ I’m simply so happy with all of the issues now we have labored exhausting for. My coronary heart feels prefer it’s going to blow up. Kilig!”
“I’m blessed and grateful I used to be given this chance,” she added.
Like his life story
Shayne’s display screen companion and fellow “Starstruck” Season 7 finalist Abdul, on different hand, instantly discovered similarities between his life and the plot. He has been taking good care of his mom, who suffered a stroke final 12 months.
“Once I learn the synopsis, I used to be like, ‘Wait, that is like my life story.’ Virtually every part within the script I can relate to. I’ve been taking good care of my mother and serving to finance her medical payments. I maintain her treatment and meals,” Abdul mentioned. “My relations additionally helped and regarded for methods to borrow cash. However they’re additionally combating their very own battles.”
9 months after the surgical procedure, his mom is now exhibiting enhancements, Abdul mentioned.
“She’s doing effectively now … However I used to be so heartbroken. I felt dangerous for her as a result of I noticed the way it (stroke) affected her mentally and bodily. Now, she’s gaining weight and is ready to eat strong meals. Her voice is coming again. I missed listening to it,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, working with Ai-Ai, Shayne mentioned, was an honor.
“I grew up watching her films, like ‘Ang Tanging Ina.’ I used to simply see her on tv. Now I get to speak to her, hug her, do scenes together with her. She helped me so much, so I’m grateful,” she mentioned, including that she’s excited and nervous in regards to the present’s upcoming premiere.
“I don’t know the way persons are going to react. But it surely’s heartwarming and there are loads of classes to be realized,” she mentioned.
Abdul couldn’t be prouder about his love group’s largest break but.
“I’ll all the time be Shayne’s No. 1 supporter. She has come a great distance since our ‘Starstruck’ days. I’ll proceed to push her to achieve her potential, which she has loads of,” he mentioned.
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