Hindi isyu kay Sharon Cuneta kung isang baguhan at batang director na tulad ni Darryl Yap ang magdidirek ng kanyang pelikula sa Viva Films na Revirginized.
“Ang sabi ko sa kanya, yung ibang direktor ko naman, alam nila like Direk Mark Meily Crying Lady was his first movie directorial job kasi sa advertising siya. And sinurprise din siya ni Mr. Tony Gloria of Unitel Pictures before na hindi niya alam kung sino yung lead niya na tumanggap na nu’ng role,” pagre-recall ni Sharon.
Patuloy niya, “Nu’ng na-meet ko siya, I said, ‘Direk, it doesn’t matter to me’ which I told Direk Darryl Sabi ko, ‘I just wanted you to know one thing, ‘Direk when I work on a movie, I always consider my director to be the captain of the ship.’ Siya yung boss.
“It doesn’t matter to me kung first time director or the director is younger than me or whatever else or a new director. What’s important is that he knows what he’s doing.
“Obviously, from the story alone at napanood ko yung movie nila with Osang (Pornstar), I already knew that he knows what he’s doing.”
Hindi rin daw siya pa-diva sa set kaya siguradong walang magiging problema sa kanya ang batang director.
Lahad ng Megastar, “Sabi ko, ‘I just want you to know, you have my respect, Direk.’ Pag dating sa set... kasi I’ve never been naman a diva on the set. I think throughout 60 movies, I think all my coworkers can attest to that.
“I’m just one of the workers on the set. I’m a better follower than a leader actually. I like being told what to do. At the same time, respectfully suggesting if anything else na makaka-ganda or kung magugustuhan ni Direk o ng co-star ko.”
Yung pagiging “megastar” daw niya ay isa rin lang title na kailangan lang niyang pangatawanan.
“I really had to clear to him na the megastar title is something I remember when I’m working because I have to live up to a certain standard that people have set for me na and expect to live up to. Kasi nga binigay ninyo sa akin yon. Press ang nagbigay sa akin n’on, eh, nung ‘80s.
“Pero once I’m working, there’s no star complex because you’re a worker in a movie and you are working with fellow actors. Kasi kung yon ang gusto mo, magpaka-star ka, eh, di mag-shooting kang mag-isa mo.
“So, I told him that I made it clear to him and this is even for other director who might want to submit a story for me or direct me or maybe intimidated by the title, they really shouldn’t be because I appreciate people that know what they were doing and I always remember those that gave me a break,” seryosong paliwanag ng Megastar.