KC Concepcion Worries About Career After Mom Sharon Cuneta Left ABS-CBNKC Concepcion admitted feeling insecure when her mother, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, left ABS-CBN for TV5. She questioned if the Kapamilya network is only giving her projects because of who her parents are or they really believed in her skills as an actress and TV host.
When Cuneta moved to TV5, that was also the time Concepcion broke up with actor Piolo Pascual. That, she said, was the height of her fears because ABS-CBN might not mind her anymore since her mother is out of the network. But the Kapamilya network continued giving her good projects, so she was grateful to them.
It's a good feeling to know they still trusted her despite the fact that her influential mother was not part of the network anymore, the actress-TV host said. Everything she did in her career had good consequences because ABS-CBN trusted her with projects such as "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala."
Compared to other artists, Concepcion has only been with ABS-CBN for five years when her mother left the network. "Mas maraming time yung mga artista na mag-build ng relationship, makilala yung mga taong nakapaligid dito sa network. So, parang akala ko wala akong kakampi, akala ko nung mga time na yun iki-kickout na nila ako dito."
On "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala"
Concepcion took on an entirely different role in "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala." She portrayed the role of Alexis, a weak and morally compromised woman who will do anything for her love, Eros (Sam Milby). She said she wasn't sure at first if she will do a good job at it but because of Judy Ann Santos' help, she was able to give justice to the character.
It was different from the first roles she took on when she came back from Paris more than five years ago. She believed the public didn't accept that kind of roles for her because they already saw that on her mother. Instead, her more liberated and open character Alexis was embraced.
Asked if it bothers her that her character now is very different from Cuneta's "good girl" roles, Concepcion said it might be because she grew differently from her mother. The TV host-actress went to college in Europe.
She never thought she would last long in showbiz, and that she would try her hands at acting. She wanted to be a TV host and commercial model when she came back from Paris. "Now, as an actress, I feel so thankful. I’ve learned from the best... I’m still learning from the best."
Her mother praised her character Alexis, and this is something Concepcion feels happy about because her mother is short on compliments. She related that Cuneta is really choosy when it comes to the characters she will praise. Hearing her mother take pride on her performance as Alexis is something that Concepcion had been waiting to hear.
Now that she was able to do a complex role such as Alexis, Concepcion said she's more prepared now to do challenging roles in the future. The public now wants new roles and characters, so she is prepared to do her best for those watching her show.
Asked about the end of "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala," Concepcion said she isn't worried about it since she knew they all gave a good performance. Hopefully, good projects such as this one will come again in the future.