As the newest cast member of ABS-CBN’s longest-running series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” Sharon Cuneta revealed that the action role she’s signed on alongside Coco Martin may be reminiscent of her previous characters in action films yet “older and wiser.”
In a global media conference on Tuesday, November 9, the veteran actress shared the exciting details of how quickly she said yes to the role and what viewers could expect from her character.
Describing the decision as a “no-brainer,” the Megastar explained why it didn’t take long for her to accept the role which was personally offered to her by ABS-CBN Chief Operating Officer for Broadcast Cory Vidanes.
“When Tita Cory (Vidanes) sent me a text message, ‘We’d like to offer you a role in Probinsyano,’ yes agad. Nagka-Zoom kami na meeting and Coco pitched the story to me, 'yung character ko. For me, it was a no-brainer. Kasi parang, sino ba naman ang ayaw maging part ng 'Probinsyano'?” detailed Sharon.
“Ang laki-laki ng papasukan kong teleserye kasi it’s been number one for six years so no brainer, oo agad,” she spoke of the legendary success of the show.
“It was really also a dream come true. You know, you're in a position to say, ‘Wag na muna, papahinga na lang muna ako sa bahay kasi mahirap mag-taping tapos on location pa.' Pero ito talagang, 'Oh my god. No, this is 'Ang Probinsyano,' you cannot say no to it.' So it's really an honor for me to be part of the cast," she enthused.
Apart from the show’s success, Sharon credits her best friend Fernando Poe Jr. as one of the biggest factors in her decision to join the series’ cast.
“FPJ was my best, best friend in the business. So I really wanted to be a part of this because Coco has maintained FPJ’s legacy and made it shine even brighter, so I am grateful to Coco for that, and Tita Susan (Roces) also. Because this really belongs to FPJ and I am glad that I will be part of it as a tribute to him,” she said.
As thrilled as she is to be part of this action project, fans are itching to know more about the character she’ll be playing.
Sharon told viewers that they’ll be seeing a familiar side of her: “Kasi I’ve worked with the big action stars from FPJ, to Rudy Fernandez, to Bong Revilla, and of course Robin Padilla. But new image? Sorry, I am bringing you back Sharon na nakasanayan niyo pero mas older, wiser na.”
Sharon may not have disclosed much about her role, but she hinted at a backstory-heavy love team dynamic.
“Sabihin na lang natin na balik love team. Pero napakahaba ng flashback, kailangan pong abangan ninyo at panoorin. Napakahaba at lalim ng backstory namin so 'yun lang. 'Yun lang kaya kong sabihin," she slightly revealed.
Being the country’s most-watched series, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” continues to add to its long stream of milestones and accolades. In its sixth year, the show became the first Filipino teleserye to livestream on YouTube.
“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” airs weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, and CineMo. It can also be streamed online via Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, iWantTFC, WeTV, and iflix. International viewers can also tune in via Netflix and The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.
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