One of Philippine cinema’s most well-loved love teams of all time has reunited for a new McDonald’s television commercial.
Yes, about 26 years after they last shared screen time together in Laurice Guillen’s “Tayong Dalawa,” Sharon Cuneta and former husband Gabby Concepcion are back together in a commercial to promote McDonald’s bestselling Chicken McDo and French fries.
The commercial opens with the actress dubbed as the Megastar sitting alone at a McDonald’s restaurant enjoying her Chicken McDo and French fries.
The camera then pans to Gabby who approaches Sharon and asks, “Do you mind if I join you?,” Sharon then ups the kilig factor by replying, “Ikaw naman, parang wala tayong pinagsamahan. (It’s not like we haven’t been through a lot of things together)” as an acoustic version of Willy Cruz’s OPM classic, “Kumusta Ka” plays in the background.
The two then exchange meaningful stares and smiles while no one else in the McDonald’s store seems to notice. When they finally engaged in conversation, Gabby tries to wipe the lips of Sharon with a napkin as the camera eventually pans away.
Prior to its online debut of this Friday morning at 10:20AM, both Sharon and Gabby promoted the commercial with handwritten notes referencing their most popular movies together like “Dear Heart,” “P.S. I Love You,” “My Only Love” and “Tayong Dalawa.”
Originally popularized by Nonoy Zuñiga, the song “Kumusta Ka” was also sung by the late Fernando Poe, Jr. in “Kahit Konting Pagtinigin,” another film that starred the Megastar. The acoustic version in the McDonald’s commercial was sung by singer-songwriter Thyro Alfaro.
“Okay – just got an update from McDo. Before anything comes out on TV, you Will ALL be able to see the LONG VERSION of our “gift” to you at 10:20am on digital muna. So check mcdo.ph Facebook page, and McDo ph’s YouTube Channel! THEN we air on TV after! Spread the word!!! Thank you! Enjoy!!! Will be posting Links ASAP,” the two posted separately.
Sharon also made sure to tag their daughter KC Concepcion on her Instagram post who promptly acknowledged it and posted, “Well played, fam. #NeverInMyWildestDreams.”
The McDonald’s commercial comes on the heels of three new Valentine videos by rival fast food chain Jollibee under its now annual #KwentongJollibee campaign. As of posting time, it had amassed over 1.7 million views on Facebook after only eight hours online.
A Sharon-Gabby reunion movie has been in the works for years and was supposed to finally go beyond the drawing board last year. Sharon, however, ended up reuniting with another of her famous leading man, Robin Padilla in “Unexpectedly Yours.” The movie, which opened in late November, was a blockbuster that earned over P249 million worldwide.
Both Sharon and Gabby are still not ruling out that much awaited reunion movie.
Watch the new McDonald’s commercial of Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion here: