Sharon Cuneta-Rowell Santiago’s love team returns in “Ang Probinsyano”

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Sharon Cuneta (left) with Coco Martin

Let’s just say this will mark the return of our love team. Our background story here is quite long and deep, “said Sharon Cuneta, who will join Rowell Santiago – her ex-boyfriend and on-screen partner in the 1980s – in the longest-running action-drama series” Ang Probinsyano’s. FPJ. “

On Tuesday, ABS-CBN officially announced Sharon’s debut in a Kapamilya teleseries. He will join the stellar cast of the series which recently marked its historic sixth anniversary.

Sharon said she regrets that she hasn’t been able to reveal much about her role, but has succumbed to the fact that “it’s a combination of action and drama, but mostly drama.” Sources on the program have said that if the plans go through, there will be a love triangle involving Sharon, Rowell and John Estrada, whom Sharon calls “an old friend.” Rowell plays president Oscar Hidalgo in the series.

“As for my character, I can tell he has a complicated history,” Sharon told reporters during a recent virtual meeting to announce her inclusion in the series. “It has a lot of flashback scenes. The story is well thought out. It’s not something that has just been crushed and forced to adapt. “

Moving

“The story is moving. My character is connected to almost everyone in the cast, “added Sharon. Another source said she will play an important role in the life of Julia Montes ‘character Mara, as well as Rosanna Roces’ Lolita.

Sharon said she’d like to try drawing arrows and riding a motorcycle for the action scenes she would do for the series. “I already know how to use a gun. It is not new to me. I also got to ride horses for my past films, such as “Dear Heart”. What I haven’t done yet is draw arrows, but if they ‘ask me to shoot a gun, then that’s okay,’ Sharon said Tuesday.

“I’ve tried using the harness before, especially when I did ‘Darna’. I was also in a harness while filming my kissing scene with Robin (Padilla in ‘Maging Sino Ka Man’) because we were on top of a sugar cane field, “he recalled. “I’m also fine with riding a motorcycle. I just hope they don’t let me drive it because I really don’t know how. I am open to doing any action scene. Just don’t make me play circus jokes because I’m not 20 anymore. “

When Coco Martin, who is the series’ lead actor, director and producer, asked for her input, Sharon said she told him how much she misses doing action, after being paired with the late action stars Fernando Poe. Jr. and Rudy Fernandez, as well as with Bong Revilla, and later, Robin. “Coco is the only action star I haven’t worked with,” he stressed.

Sharon said Coco scheduled a Zoom meeting with her while on vacation in the US to present the story. He added that deciding whether to join the show was “child’s play”.

“Who wouldn’t want to be a part of ‘Ang Probinsyano?’ I agreed immediately. What we talked about the most were the details of the story. I learned that it all started with a call from Coco to Tita Cory (Vidanes, COO for the broadcast) at 7am Coco couldn’t sleep. He had this idea in mind for a story from 4 am. He said he wanted me to be on the show, “Sharon recalled.” When I heard him speak during our meeting on Zoom, I was impressed. It seemed like he really prepared for it. There were hardly any loopholes. In mine. mind, I was thinking that I would take the offer even without the story, “Sharon said, laughing.

Sharon Cuneta (right) and Rowell Santiago in the early 1980s

Mental process

For the Megastars, preparing for the show was really more of a thought process. “I was a nocturnal person, but slowly I began to adapt. I feel comfortable waking up at 6 or 7 in the morning, I like it because now I can spend more time with (the children) Miel and Miguel. It requires mental preparation because I know I have to leave them for a while to get into the taping bubble. “

Sharon said she has for many years turned down offers to do a teleseries. “I did several episodes for ‘Malaala Mo Kaya’ and it was difficult because the program went from morning to morning. They would make you work so hard, like making you cry at 5am. It felt like you were only working three days on a movie that you’d normally finish in a month, “he explained.” I’ve heard there’s now a 12-hour limit for everyone. That’s commendable. It wasn’t like that before. Your performance really suffers. if you are tired.If a production unit has no consideration for the well-being of the cast, it also negatively affects the teleseries.

“I’m not afraid of work. I am a hard worker. I don’t like to abuse my body. I don’t know how others could have done it. I am very happy that they have already implemented a new system. I expected to stay all night for that too, but I am very happy that this is no longer the practice today, “said Sharon.

The power of love

When asked what life lessons Sharon thinks audiences can learn from her character, the actress replied: “Forgiveness, I guess, and patience too. Another is that revenge can’t get you anywhere. There is. it is also the power of love and the fact that true love never dies. “

What are you still hoping to learn from joining the show? “I have already achieved so much in my career, my desire now is to make my contribution to improve the show. I like being a team player, being part of something that aims to be better, “he stressed.” I hear people saying that what they have is a happy set, that they treat each other like family. It gives something to look at. More than fear, now I feel excited. I haven’t started working with them yet, but they are already taking such good care of me, even this launch is over the top. I just want to give it my all. “

When it comes to what it has to offer on the show, Sharon said: “In my 43 years in business, I have already made over 60 films. For TV, this is my first time, but I’m doing it now that I’m older and able to give my character a little more depth. All of these experiences add to my versatility as an actress. My experiences are like my ammunition. I have both happy and sad “, he stressed.

Sharon also expressed gratitude to Coco, “because she wants me on the show. My heart swells to know that Coco and ABS-CBN are giving me importance, “he beamed.” Seeing that the staff, other directors and cast members really love Coco just means that he treats them like family. I appreciate that. for that. I also see his complete, total and unrelenting dedication to “Ang Probinsyano”. I am grateful to him for keeping FPJ’s legacy alive. “

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