Sharon Cuneta has accused the camp of her former husband Gabby Concepcion of "power-tripping" in negotiations for their planned reunion film, which has since been shelved following their disagreements.
The 52-year-old screen veteran gave a scathing account of the reason behind her "resignation" from the project, in comments on a number of posts of @thesharongeneration, a fan-initiated Instagram account dedicated to Cuneta.
She appeared to confirm an earlier rumor that Concepcion had asked his name be put first in the film's billing. The actress also addressed a recent statement made by Concepcion, that he had intended the project to be a "legacy" to their daughter, KC, whom he said would have inherited the "conjugal earning" of the movie.
Cuneta wrote: "Just for the record, I agreed to his requested billing. I really didn't care. What I cared about was that this, what he called our 'legacy' to KC, would be done. For her.
"Wala sa akin ang problema. They can lie and make up all the stories they want. But I was willing to do it and swallow what was left of my pride for KC."
Interestingly, Concepcion used the same words in an April interview -- "wala sa akin ang problema" -- in clarifying why the project didn't push through. "It's just that our producer has laid out some items na nu'ng sinang-ayunan ko ay hindi pala raw gusto ni Sharon," he reasoned at the time.
Cuneta continued: "My life's work and name will never mean more to me than KC. But I can't do a movie when my schedule and professionalism are constantly toyed with. Tapos iba ang mababasa mo. Nakakapagod. So never mind what 'legacy' was supposed to be for KC.
"I said yes to all demands na. Pero sobra naman ang power-tripping ng mga tao. Not worth it. Ilang beses na ako na-offend. Why naman will I allow it?"
The "Mr. DJ" hitmaker also took a swipe at Concepcion, as she referred to their bitter history as ex-spouses. Considered a top "love team" in the '80s, Cuneta and Concepcion's onscreen romance bled into real life, paving the way for their 1984 wedding. A year later, they welcomed their only child, KC, now 33.
"Since KC was 2 ako lang naman lahat... so she will surely have my legacy. I hope he gives her something, anything for once in her life. The end," Cuneta wrote.
Following their separation, both Cuneta and Concepcion re-married. He was based in the United States for a time until his 2008 showbiz comeback.
"Two decades tayo na-bless nang husto nang wala sila," Cuneta continued. "Isipin ba ng mga feeling na ako pa maghahabol ngayon? Why?! My gulay, ilang beses na nalampas ng ibang movies ko ang records ng team-up na 'yan sa box office. Hindi ko sila kailangan. Malinaw na malinaw?!"
This fresh feud between the couple follows a development in February, which spurred hope among their fans of a lasting reconciliation -- when Cuneta and Concepcion shared the screen for the first time in decades for a McDonald's TV ad.
The smiles and laughter from that encounter, however, now appears to have been short-lived and with little chance of happening again.