SHERYL Cruz turned 46 on April 5 and she just celebrated her birthday at home because of the corona lockdown. In her social media post, she says she celebrated it in the most simple way but she’s glad that she has so many friends and they all greeted her through texting and social media for having another milestone.
“My heartfelt gratitude for all your thoughtful messages for my natal day,” she wrote in her posting. “To all those who sent gifts and flowers to my home, thank you very much. Also to those who offered prayers for me. I’m so deeply touched by your thoughtfulness.”
Sheryl is all alone here since Ashley, her only daughter who’s now a teenager, has flown to the States to visit her dad before the lockdown.
“Malungkot nga, but we get in touch with each other all the time,” she sighs. “Thanks to modern technology which has now made communication so much easier even if you’re so far away from each other.”
Sheryl plays one of the lead roles in the hit Afternoon Prime drama serial, “Magkaagaw”, which is now temporarily replaced by “Ika-6 na Utos”. She plays Veron, the rival of Sunshine Dizon and she deliberately steals Jeric Gonzales, the husband of Sunshine’s daughter, Klea Pineda, who works for her.
“Yes, dahil husband snatcher ang role ko, maraming nagagalit sa akin,” she says. “But viewers naman know I’m just playing a role and when they see me in public before the lockdown, they even call me Veron. Sa ngayon, dahil hindi nga kami nakakapag-taping, maraming nagme-message na nabibitin daw sila as to what will happen in the characters we play. All I can say is abangan na lang nilang matapos itong health crisis na ito, so we can resume taping new episodes and I assure them na maraming intriguing at pasabog na mangyayari sa bagong episodes that we'll do.”
Is she aware of the scuttlebutt that she and Jeric Gonzales are now actually secret lovers because of the so many hot love scenes they did in the show?
“Natural lang naman yang ganyang chismis kasi nga very realistic ang love scenes namin. Even sa kissing, I think this is the most daring I’ve done. But okay lang. Hindi naman ako teenager na. I can play mature roles na, unlike before na puro pa-sweetams lang. As for the rumors, it goes only to show na effective ang acting namin ni Jeric. He’s a very good actor and we are both just doing our work convincingly and what is expected from us by our director.”