Sharon Cuneta revealed that she is mulling retirement at the age of 56, saying she is “exhausted” and would rather spend most of her time with her family.
Cuneta said “retirement is calling” in an Instagram post where she shared a passage from a book, “The Stories We Tell,” by Joanna Gaines. The excerpt is a reflection on one’s life and reconsidering “always running at high capacity” at a certain age.
Dubbed local showbiz’s “Megastar,” Cuneta has been in the industry for 44 years as a hitmaker, host, and actress.
Cuneta has indeed showed no signs of slowing down, and in fact had a career resurgence of sorts, in the past year, when she starred in her first teleserye via “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” and embarked on a concert tour abroad, among other pursuits.
Cuneta wrote that she also hopes to “do all those other things I always wish I could do but just couldn’t find the time for.”
Addressing her followers, she said: “Please pray with me. Thank you so much and I love you all.”
As early as 2019, Cuneta has been considering “semi-retirement” from showbiz, saying she would most likely agree to a few projects that are far between, in order to prioritize her well-being and her family.
Cuneta’s latest statement about possibly retiring came after announcements of her lead casting in major international projects — the film adaptation of “The Mango Bride” and the US series “Concepcion.”