Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan will be celebrating her 30th anniversary as a singer this coming January. She announced this during the December 6 media launch of her latest album, Isn't Is Romantic? Volume 2, under Sony BMG. The Megastar was wearing an all-black Rajo Laurel ensemble during the press conference that took place at the Ballroom B of the Crowne Plaza in Ortigas Center.
"I've been singing for 30 years na and I've been acting for 27 years. I always peg it at January because it was on January 12 when they called me to go to Vicor [Records]," she explains.
Sharon is also ready to revitalize her movie-acting career. She is currently shooting the Star Cinema movie London Caregiver and there are talks to make another movie with Aga Muhlach under Star Cinema, and with Robin Padilla under GMA Films. The Megastar is also planning to make another project with Unitel Pictures. It will be remembered that she collaborated with Unitel to produce La Visa Loca, the indie film starring Robin.
Members of the press were curious to know about her reaction to the news that Gabby Concepcion will be staging a showbiz comeback via his movie with Jolina Magdangal. "Ah, my friend abroad. Is it true? I'm happy for him," says Sharon.
Would she consider doing a movie with Gabby?
"I have no problem with that. First and foremost, I have to put my family first and think how it will affect them. I know my husband [Sen. Kiko Pangilinan] is such a secure person for marrying me and we've been together for 12 years now."
When asked about the possibility of forming their loveteam once again, Sharon answers candidly, "I miss it too. I miss the loveteam but you don't know what happens inside a couple's bedroom. It broke a lot of hearts when we broke up, mine got broken the most. You know, iba ang team up onscreen at iba sa tunay na buhay. Sa akin, wala akong problema, e.
"Ang worry sa akin...paglalaruan yung team up. Siyempre gagawan kayo ng write-up na baka magkabalikan uli."
She even makes light of the situation by saying, "Sure akong made-develop siya uli sa akin kaya ‘wag na lang, kasi tahimik na ang buhay namin, e. Joke lang yun!"
Sharon and Gabby were paired together for the movie Dear Heart in 1981. This paved the way for their onscreen romance to blossom into a real-life relationship. They got married on September 23, 1984. They legally separated in 1987 until their marriage was annulled six years later. She is now married to Senator Kiko Pangilinan while Gabby is with his present wife Genevieve Yatco Gonzales in the United States.
NO PACKAGE DEAL. Sharon emphasized that she and her daughter KC Concepcion are two individuals who have totally different career paths. She stressed to Sandra Chavez, KC's manager, that: "This has to be very clear. There has to be a very clear distinction between me and KC. We are not a package deal."
"Alam ni Lord ‘yan, wala akong alam sa nangyayari sa kanya except for personal...We don't talk about work at home. She has actually bought her own pad but it's not completed yet. She'll be living with me for a few more years."
Does KC have a boyfriend now?
"Siya na lang tanungin n'yo. Pero sa tingin ko, wala, e. Feeling ko walang commitment. She has so many friends. They're all nice naman.
"You know what, whoever joins our family will be very loved as long as you give me grandchildren," says Sharon about her future son-in-law.
SLIMMER SHAWIE. Sharon is very proud of her slim look because she worked hard for it. While showing off the photos that Jun de Leon took of her for the cover of her new album, members of the press pointed out that she looks like she could be the older sister of her 23-year old daughter. "That is actually our goal in life—to look like sisters forever."
Because of her South Beach diet, Sharon feels hungry all the time but says it is still manageable. "I feel so good about myself because I've neglected myself because of my family.
"For four years, I was the wife of a senator and I was the mother of the Powerpuff girls [her daughters KC, Frankie, and Miel]. I forgot myself. When I turned forty, something happened. Before, I had no gana to work because I was enjoying being with my girls. This time, I was excited to make a full-fledged comeback."
For sure, her fans are excited to see the Megastar return to the big screen.