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Chai Fonacier is excited for Cebuano culture to be featured in Nocebo

Philstar Global — 4.3.2021

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It’s her biggest break yet and perhaps the break that many actors can only dream of. Cebuana actress-musician Chai Fonacier has been cast alongside Hollywood stars Eva Green and Mark Strong in Irish director Lorcan Finnegan’s upcoming film Nocebo. The film has been touted as the first co-production between Ireland and the Philippines.

The announcement was exclusively reported by Variety last Feb. 25, wherein Chai was described as the “Luna-nominated Filipino theater and film actor, as well as a singer-songwriter. She won best supporting actress in 2017 for her work in Patay Na Si Hesus.”

In our previous interview, Chai said that it was after Patay Na Si Hesus that she took a one-way ticket and a leap of faith to relocate from Cebu to Manila with only a huge backpack, some books, a broken vinyl record and two pairs of shoes, and “make a living out of acting.” (She has since appeared in the indie films Respeto, Born Beautiful, Sakaling Maging Tayo and the ABS-CBN series Halik.)

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