Sunshine Cruz defends move to GMA: ‘I’m a freelance artist… at malapit na ang pasukan’
Things are on the right track for Sunshine Cruz this year. After ending her stint at ABS-CBN’s drama series “Wildflower” earlier this year, Cruz is now embarking on her next project: another drama series called “Karibal Ko Ang Aking Ina”, but with GMA Network.
Cruz had been on a 13 year-long hiatus from showbiz before finally making a comeback last 2013, and for a single mom like her, raising three children is not easy. Yesterday, May 8, Cruz took to her Facebook page to express her gratitude to ABS-CBN, and at the same time stated that she is a freelance artist and can switch networks. This is after, as per Cruz, netizens bashed her on Instagram for transferring to GMA.
“I am grateful and will always be grateful to ABS. I am a freelance artist and having this opportunity to be one of the lead stars of a teleserye is a blessing. Hindi lahat ng 40 years old ay mabibigyan ng pagkakataon na mag bida sa isang serye,” wrote Cruz. (Not all 40-year-olds are given a chance to have the lead role in a teleserye.)
She also thanked GMA Network for choosing her to star in “Karibal Ko Ang Aking Ina” despite there being lots of other choices for the role.
To address those who are criticizing her via Instagram, Cruz clarified, “[P]lease understand that I am not an exclusive artist of any station. Pwede ako magpalipat-lipat (I can switch networks). As I’ve said, work is always a blessing to me and my kids. Lalo na po at malapit na ang pasukan (Especially since the opening of classes is drawing near). Need to work and save!”
Cruz’s return to GMA is a special moment as it is her first show for the network since she left in 2000. “Karibal Ko Ang Aking Ina”, directed by Gil Tejada Jr., has Cruz starring with Zoren Legaspi, Bing Loyzaga, and Bea Binene, among others. The drama series premieres this May. JB
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