With over 156 million box office sales nationwide, Unexpectedly Yours has definitely sealed its slot as one of the top grossing movies of the year for Star CInema. Sharon Cuneta however admitted she thought the project was never going to push through.
“Akala ko hindi na matutuloy. Tapos natuloy na, hit na yung movie, ang saya-saya ko kasi kasama ko parang one of the best friends I’ve ever had in my entire life and one of my exes. Not just. He’s one great love. It’s true that’s why we’re very close. Kambal ang tawagan namin kasi we are the other gender’s version of each other. ‘Pag seryoso ang usapan pareho kami niyan ng lalim, maarte lang ako (laugh),” she revealed.
She also shares why the project became one of the reasons for her weight gain this year.
“Kaya I gained weight before the shooting akala ko okay na kain muna ako kasi parang hindi na matutuloy. Tapos tumawag shooting na sabi ko, ‘Oh Lord why?’ (laugh) pero we knew we were going to have three or four months tapos biglang sabi sa amin one month lang. But sa galing ni direk at sa cooperation naming lahat na mga artista, nabuo yung pelikula and it wasn’t parang half-baked. That’s what was really amazing about it. Yung nabuo ni direk ng buong buo at ang dami pang hindi nasali na eksena,” she said.
The Megastar stated that she was even nervous about box office sales when the movie first came out.
“Ako medyo ninenerbiyos ako. I was expecting na may nagmamahal pa sa akin pero hindi ko alam kung gaano pa karami. At saka dinasal ko na lang tapos nagulat talaga kami. Such a wonderful surprise for a year ender for me especially. Si Robin sanay siya sa maraming success after success ako ang tagal na walang success (laugh). Ngayon lang talaga sobrang nagpapasalamat ako.”
If given the opportunity to do a follow-up project or a sequel with Robin, Sharon said she will not hesitate to be with her favorite leading man on the big screen.
“My favorite movies are always the ones I did with Robin. So sana kung mag-re-retire ako sana ibigay sa akin ni Lord yung last movie ko sana siya kasama ko. I pray there will be another movie. Hopefully with Robin again kung mararapatin niya. I’d like to do many more movies in the few years that I intend to stay in the business, the last few years. I don’t intend to stay here forever,“ she said.