Sharon Cuneta couldn’t be any prouder of her eldest daughter KC Concepcion who is currently in the US doing the Hollywood film Asian Persuasion.
As KC marked a new milestone in her career as an actress, the megastar herself reposted a video that features a montage of old photos and clips of KC.
In the caption, she shared how proud she is of KC for being part of “an all-Asian, mostly Pinoy Hollywood movie.”
“My eldest @kristinaconcepcion now doing an all-Asian, mostly Pinoy Hollywood movie. Tina, I am proud of you! Show the world what you’ve got!” she said.
Watch the video below:
It was last April when it was confirmed that KC was taking on the leading actress role in the romantic-comedy film.
Toni Gonzaga was originally set to play the lead character but had to drop out due to “schedule conflicts.”
KC, who is set to star alongside Dante Basco, confirmed the news through a post on Instagram.
“Thank you for joining us on this new journey. Grateful to be part of this Asian-American project, with our amazing cast and crew,” KC said.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, KC said she felt like the project was meant for her as soon as she read the script.
“I’m very happy na nung binasa ko pa lang yung script, na feel ko agad na this is for me. It was the perfect role for a romantic-comedy na matagal ko nang gustong gawin. It was so perfect and to come back with this project.. nakaka-proud,” KC said.
Meanwhile, broadway producer-turned-film director Jhett Tolentino admitted to ABS-CBN News that his first choice was Toni Gonzaga. He said he didn’t expect he would be getting an e-mail from the TV host’s management about dropping out of the project.
“Okay, I just want to make this straight. Toni Gonzaga was my first choice. Right. And then two weeks before our pre-production, so mid-February. I got an email from her management saying that she has a conflict in the schedule,” he said.
He went on to stress the importance of commitment, saying he panicked after Toni backed out.
“Yung sa akin lang, once you commit tapusin, and then so yun, I started the petition. I paid for her work visa. Nagbayad na kami, and then yun, they gave a notice na hindi siya... conflict of schedule. And ako naman, yeah, I have to admit I panicked a little… Kasi siyempre two weeks before ng pre-prod wala ‘di ba, So kaya ko tinawagan si Sharon, sabi ko, ‘Nasaan ang anak mo?’”
While there is no definite release date yet, they hope the film will make it to the Metro Manila Film Festival next year.