After rift, Sheryl Cruz reunited with Sunshine
Posted at 09/12/2013 3:06 PM | Updated as of 09/12/2013 3:38 PM
Sheryl Cruz reunites with cousin Sunshine in 'Galema'
MANILA -- Actress-singer Sheryl Cruz gets reunited with her erstwhile estranged cousin Sunshine Cruz in the upcoming fantasy series "Galema" and they are enjoying every minute of it.
"It's a bonding experience for the two of us kasi nga it's been awhile since we last saw each other and last talked. Everything is good between the two of us. Wala na 'yung mga problema sa past. We really put it in the past, and we are really moving forward," said Sheryl, who will playing Sunshine's sister in the series with Andi Eigenmann in the title role.
It has been more then a decade since Sunshine and their other cousin, singer Geneva Cruz, allegedly lambasted Sheryl for not paying her last respects to her father Ricky Belmonte in 2001.
"I am actually very excited how she flourished as an actress and despite sa pinagdadaanan niya ngayon in her personal life, hanga ako sa pinsan ko kasi she's a good mother to three daughters at best interest ng children 'yun ang kanyang iniisip," Sheryl added.
"l have outmost respect sa kanya at sa craft niya and the way she handles her personal life, although it's a struggle kasi ang dami-daming lumalabas. We just give her our full support bilang family members.
"At the same time, as an actor, siyempre 'yung inhibitions mo kapag nasa-set ka kasi hindi naman maganda 'yung naasiwa ka kapag may lumalabas ganyang istorya na taken out of context by the press or basta just to write about. 'Yung sa akin lang it's part of life and it's just unfortunate kasi it's magnified a million times more than the regular person kasi nga nasa show business kami," Sheryl added.
She also pointed out that working for the series is a good venue for Cruz to ease her pain.
"it's nice that's she talks about it kasi it's one way of actually releasing 'yung sakit na nararamdaman," Sheryl said. "Right now, na-appreciate ko whenever we are set on the set -- mahilig kaming makinig ng music, nagkakantahan kami sa loob ng tent at tawanan lang kami ng tawanan sa mga na-experience namin.
"Kumbaga we want to uplift each other's self-esteem kasi hindi madali na isa ka lang tapos tinututukan mo tatlong anak na babae pa. Ako isa nga lang so hangang hanga sa pinsan ko tatlo-talo ang kanya," Sheryl said.
Like Sunshine, Sheryl is also separated from the father of her daugher, Ashley.