Today, August 14, we celebrate the 22nd anniversary of one of the most beloved Sharon Cuneta movies ever, "Madrasta".
Considered quite "controversial" back in 1996 as it tackled the unsung sacrifices of the sometimes vilified stepmother role, "Madrasta" would go on to become director Olivia Lamasan's most beloved films, and has proven to be a timeless piece of cinema as the years pass.
It also marked some significant highs and lows in the Megastar's career and personal life. We caught up with Sharon last August 12, and she fessed up to her best and worst memories from the family drama's set.
"I got married [to Senator Francis Pangilinan] during that movie because it took us six months [to complete]," she revealed, "it was the first movie na hirap na hirap talaga ako dahil it was done with original sound, meaning we used real sound. Sa 'Madrasta', the emotions were all there, hindi na inuulit [sa dubbing sa studio], hindi na pinepeke. Pero mas demanding."
She continued, "It took us so long halos wala na kaming tulog, but I really loved the challenge it presented. Kasi iba 'yung character ko doon. It was more controlled, and it was a lot of underacting for me based on all the movies I did before. It was a new experience, pagod na pagod, pinakanakakapagod ko na movie pero isa sa pinakamaganda at isa sa pinakamasaya."
If that statement doesn't make you want to go on a Sharon Cuneta movie binge session, we don't know what will!
Happy anniversary, "Madrasta"!
Sharon will star in the upcoming film "Three Words to Forever" alongside former on-and-off-screen leading man Richard Gomez and Kathryn Bernardo. She made her mainstream comeback in last year's smash hit "Unexpectedly Yours" which also starred Robin Padilla, Julia Barretto, and Joshua Garcia.
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