FOR Sharon Cuneta, joining FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano was a “no-brainer.”
It all started with a text message from ABS-CBN executive Cory Vidanes that followed with a Zoom meeting with them and Ang Probinsyano lead star Coco Martin who himself conceptualized and pitched her character and storyline, and she readily said yes.
Despite her excitement to join and finally do a drama teleserye for the first time, what sealed the deal is the show’s affinity with Fernando Poe Jr., whom Sharon considers her best friend in the industry. She sees Coco as bringing to life the legacy of her friend, and that’s why she had no qualms in joining the cast. She also was impressed with Coco’s passion for the show plus the character Coco himself conceptualized. Moreover, she thinks it’s a chance to show her new svelte figure as well as her moves since she is very open to doing the action scenes the show is known for. “I’m excited to do anything for the program… huwag lang mag-bold!” Sharon exclaims. “I told Coco that while the character has a very great arc, she has an engaging back story kaya puro drama, but I am looking forward to do action scenes.”
Besides being impressed with Coco’s creativity in conceptualizing the character, Sharon is proud of the Probinsyano star for what he did with the character of Cardo. “Ang galing n’ya when I watch him. He has put in many tweaks to his character—while clearly inspired by Ronnie’s [Fernando Poe Jr.], he has made it his own.”
Preparing for the lock-in taping, where Sharon and the rest of the cast and crew will be isolated to observe Covid-19 protocols, the Megastar is ready. She already had a taste of it when she did a movie last year but she still took time to prepare. “Mostly mentally actually. My recent trip to the US helped me prepare for it. I miss acting very much.”
Besides this casting coup, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano marks another milestone by making waves not only in the Philippines but in different countries around the world. While the show is being carried on The Filipino Channel (TFC) and streamed on Netflix and other sites too, the action-drama is also currently being broadcast on Vietnam (now on its second season via HTV9) as well as Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand plus 41 countries in Africa.
Don’t miss FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, CineMo, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, iWantTFC, WeTV, and iflix.
IN other ABS-CBN news, the company finally released “Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa,” the theme song of the “2021 Christmas ID ng mga Pilipino.”
The song tells how having faith in God and working together in love have enabled Filipinos to overcome life’s adversities such as the pandemic and natural disasters like typhoons, floods, volcanic eruption and earthquakes.
Performing the song in the recording and the lyric video, which can be seen on various ABS-CBN cable TV and online platforms, are Ogie Alcasid, BGYO, Kathryn Bernardo, Andrea Brillantes, Sharon Cuneta, Darren Espanto, Seth Fedelin, Sarah Geronimo, Belle Mariano, Martin Nievera, Daniel Padilla, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Donny Pangilinan, Iñigo Pascual, Piolo Pascual, Erik Santos, KZ Tandingan, Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, and Vice Ganda.