Sharon Cuneta is more than ready to start shooting for her latest film Revirginized.
This will be her first movie with Viva Films since 2003 when she starred in “Walang Kapalit.”
Revirginized is about a woman who is looking to have some fun after giving birth at a young age.
In an online conference, Cuneta, along with co-star Rosanna Roces and director Darryl Yap shared their thoughts on the upcoming project.
According to Yap, the film’s title, which was originally MILF, has already been “sanitized.”
Cuneta laughed as she recalled her husband Senator Francis Pangilinan recently asking her about the movie.
“Well, kapag nanood siya, pwedeng magulat siya ‘tapos sasabihin na lang niya sa akin, tsk…
“Kiko’s very supportive… sobra. Lahat ng gawin ko, kahit nga yung mga ka-love team ko, e, mga ex ko, di ba?
“Parang kahit may love scenes, parang okey lang sa kanya.
“Feeling niya, e, ‘Nung pinakasalan kita, trabaho mo na ‘yan, e.’
“Parang ako, wala na akong pakialam sa trabaho niya. Hahaha!
“Gusto ko lang gumanda yung bansa dahil tapat sa serbisyo at tapat ang puso ng asawa ko kaya nagsu-shooting pa ako hanggang ngayon dahil hindi nagnanakaw, e. Hahaha! Hindi namomorsiyento, e…
“Seriously, he’s very understanding and supportive. I’m very blessed to have a husband like him.” she said.
But all laughter stopped when Cuneta was asked about her opinion on celebrities who are willing to spread disinformation for a certain amount.
“Oh my God, ikinahihiya ko sila!” she said.
“Kasi kunyari pag artista ka, nung kalakasan ko noong araw, may tatakbo kunyari na presidente, o-offer-an ka nang milyun-milyon para sila endorsohin mo.” she added.
She claimed that she was never a sell-out to any political candidate.
“Never ako nagpabayad. Lagi akong… I rather go with this one kahit matalo kasi yung prinsipyo or whatever my beliefs were pumapantay.
“Parang sa endorsements, this is a well-known fact in the advertising industry. You can talk to anybody in any advertising company…
“Sa dami ng endorsement offers na tinanggihan ko over the decades, dahil ang feeling ko, babayaran nga ako pero yung produkto, parang palpak ‘to or yung serbisyong ‘to, hindi ko malunok.” she said.
Sharon would be worth more now had she accepted offers earlier in her career, but she stays true to herself.
“Kung pinatulan ko lahat ng endorsements na ‘yon, siguro doble na yung naipon ko sa ipon ko ngayon.
“It’s the same thing with me, ang feeling ko, kung sa fake news…
“Alam ko mahirap ang buhay, pero when does it stop? When does the moral high ground come in? Do you even have it? Do you even know it?” she said.
Cuneta has no respect for celebrities who engage in spreading fake news.
“Kasi di hamak na mas rerespetuhin ko ang isang totoong tao na tapat sa ginagawa kesa dun sa pasimple kang nagpapabayad para mag-spread ka ng peke.
“Ginagamit mo yung impluwensiya mo sa maling paraan para kumita.”
“It’s despicable to me. It’s unacceptable to me.
“Ikinahihiya ko na sabihing kasama ko sila sa industriya,” she said.
According to a recent article by Camille Elemia of Rappler, celebrities such as Paulo Avelino, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Sam Pinto, and Bugoy Carino received money to promote fake news from DDS propaganda page Trending News Portal, a page owned by Twinmark Media Enterprise-an entity banned by Facebook due to inauthentic behavior.