Reprising the Maricel Soriano role from the 1986 film 'Inday sa Balitaw,' Maja Salvador hopes to work with the Diamond Star in the future.
Maja Salvador continues to showcase her versatility as an actress by trying different acting genres. After she playing dual roles with opposite personalities in the recently concluded afternoon soap Precious Hearts Romances: Impostor, the young actress is now featured in the two-part episode of Wansapanataym featuring Inday sa Balitaw, for September 25 and October 2.
Asked what acting technique she uses in order to become effective in both comedy and drama, Maja explained. "'rsquo;Pag drama kasi kailangan talaga pag-aralan mong maigi 'lsquo;yung script, kailangan hindi ikaw si Maja Salvador pagdating sa set. Pag-aralan mong maigi kung paano magu-grow 'lsquo;yung character mo, paano siya 'lsquo;pag masasaktan, ganon.
"'rsquo;Pag comedy naman, light. Kumbaga ine-enjoy lang. Kailangan mabilis kang mag-adlib, dapat mabilis kang mag-isip kung anong sasabihin mo 'lsquo;pag may adlib 'lsquo;yung kasama mo."
She said that she did not get the chance to talk to Maricel Soriano, who did Inday sa Balitaw film in 1986. When asked what message she wanted to tell the Diamond Star, she quickly replied, "Idol ko po kayo. Idol ko naman talaga siya pinapanood ko 'lsquo;yung mga pelikula niya dati sa Cinema One. Tsaka gustong-gusto ko kapag nagko-comedy siya." She also said that she hopes to get the chance to work with the seasoned actress someday.
To give justice to the previous role that Maricel portrayed, Maja said that she watched the previous movies of the actress on Youtube and asked for the tips of his Inday sa Balitaw co-star and Maricel'rsquo;s brother, Mel Soriano. "Sana po kung mapapanood n'rsquo;yo po ang Inday sa Balitaw sana magustuhan n'rsquo;yo po dahil talagang nagpatulong pa po ako kay Kuya Mel kung paano 'lsquo;yung acting ni Ms. Maricel no'rsquo;n," said Maja. "Talagang ginawa po namin lahat para maipakita 'lsquo;yung tandem nila ni Mr. Roderick (Paulate)." She added that she and Mel tried to be loyal to the effective acting of Maricel and Roderick when they did the film version of Inday sa Balitaw.