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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 22, 2021



SHARON CUNETA left for the U.S. ostensibly for a much needed vacation just by herself. Immediately, gossip writers who see intrigues in every move made by celebrities concluded that she is retiring in the States and she will no longer live in the huge mansion that she’s now having constructed. 

But in an interview with Cristy Fermin, Ate Shawie revealed that she’s supposed to meet with iconic filmmaker Steven Spielberg who is allegedly doing a movie with the Fil-Am standup comedian better known as Jokoy. 

Unfortunately, she arrived so late in the U.S. for her meeting with Spielberg, so she was dropped.

“It means hindi po para sa akin ang project dahil nagkaroon ng aberya,” Sharon said philosophically in her phone conversation with Cristy. 

“Nagkaroon ng delay sa pagre-release ng papers ko sa Manila. But who knows, maybe there’s another opportunity waiting for me in the future.”

Her husband Kiko and their kids are aware of the real reason why she left, but they deemed it proper not to reveal it as nothing was final.  The project is said to be earmarked for release via streaming on Netflix. 

But truth to tell, Sharon cannot just leave the country unceremoniously as she still has commitments here. The movie she shot for Viva, “Revirginized”, is now undergoing post production and we heard they’re intending to release it soon. 

Sharon herself has said in her youtube vlog that she’s excited with this project as she has a young new director, Darryl Yap, and a new leading man who’s much younger than her, Marco Gumabao.

“The story happens only in one weekend,” she says. “It is about the transformation of this sad woman’s life. It’s also a coming-of-age movie in many different contexts.  

"I’m excited kasi, after four decades, I think I’ve earned the right to experiment and do movies that are not really the kind of movies that my audiences are used to seeing me in. 

"When it’s like that, you take a chance and it’s usually worth it. At least when I retire, I can say that I was able to do what I wanted to do.”

She’s amused that her leading man Marco is only 26 and she’s 29 years older than him. 

“Yes, I have a new and younger leading man. Marco is my honey in this movie. To all my former leading men, ang tatanda n’yo na,” she jokes.