MANILA, Philippines – An executive of TV5 shrugged off talks that veteran actress Sharon Cuneta has expressed her desire to return to her former home network ABS-CBN.
|Veteran actress Sharon Cuneta
In an interview with entertainment website Philippine Entertainment Portal, the No. 3 network's first vice president for creative and entertainment production Perci Intalan said it would be unfair for the actress if they let the issue persist.
“Nakarating sa amin 'yung [balita]. To be fair, hindi naman sa ano, 'no, pero si Sharon Cuneta na siya. Parang ayaw ko naman maniwala na siya 'yung nagpaparamadam. Any network, you know, would want to work with Sharon. Kaya I think it’s unfair na hayaan naming kumalat 'yung tsismis na siya yung nagpaparamdam,” he said.
Asked where he thinks the news is coming from, Intalan was quoted by the website as saying: “You know, she’s been very vocal about, you know, very personable siyang tao, e. There are people that she’s still close to there. And she’s still in touch with them. Pero hindi ko alam kung saan nanggagaling yung tsismis na she’s asking them to go back.”
Meanwhile, the TV5 executive also explained why Cuneta’s talk show “Sharon, Kasamo Mo Kapatid” suddenly went off air last month.
It was rumored that Cuneta’s show did not do well in terms of ratings.
“Hindi, hindi naman [tungkol sa ratings]. Actually, nakailang seasons rin kami, ‘di ba… three? Three seasons kami. Kasi summer kami nagsimula eh. So, yeah, not bad,” he said.
Cuneta left ABS-CBN in November 2011 to move to the No. 3 network for a reported P1-billion contract for five years.