Director Danny Zialcita was selected to direct the film; part of his job was also to convince the Cuneta household to allow Sharon to jump into acting.Almers De Luna, a member of the group Sharon's Angels, revealed that the Cunetas asked for a P220,000-talent fee, which at the time was a large amount for a newcomer.The Sharon Cuneta Show, Sharon, Star Power: Sharon's Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar, Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid, Madam Chairman, The Voice Kids Philippines, The Voice Teens Philippines, Your Face Sounds Familiar, Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids She has starred in 54 films, 10 television shows, recorded 40 albums and worked as a celebrity endorser for many products and services.On November 22, 2011, Cuneta moved to TV5 with a PHP 1 billion (US million) contract with the network.
Cuneta grew up surrounded by music, listening to her dad's record collection.
Cuneta during her early years made her first TV appearance in Ike Lozada's show, in the Bulilit portion, where she mimicked songs of her aunt, Helen Gamboa.
Cuneta was just as young when she appeared in her first movie, the Rosanna Ortiz - George Estregan starrer Lovers for Hire. At the age of 11, in one of the parties Cuneta and her family has attended, she was asked to sing one of Cinderella's 1970s hits entitled, '"Bato sa Buhangin".
In 1986, Cuneta's string of hit movies continued as she stars on three big blockbuster movies: Nakagapos Na Puso (with Lorna Tolentino), Captain Barbell (where she played a cameo role as Darna) and Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas (with Cherie Gil and Dina Bonnevie), the latter crowning her once again as 1986's Box Office Queen of RP Movies.
Her first solo musical-variety show, The Sharon Cuneta Show, also premiered in September 1986 on IBC, which also went on to be one of the longest running musical-variety shows in Philippine television.