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Matteo Guidicelli says Maja Salvador is just 'misunderstood'

Matteo Guidicelli defends Maja Salvador on attitude problem rumors.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

8/20/2011 8:25 PM
Matteo Guidicelli says Maja Salvador is just 'misunderstood'


082111-matteo_main.jpgWhile Matteo Guidicelli has a new leading lady in the person of Kim Chiu as they pair up in the teleserye My Binondo Girl, he is continuously being linked to Maja Salvador, who happens to be a close friend of Kim’s. In an interview during the press conference for My Binondo Girl, Matteo reiterated that he and Maja are not a couple. “We started sa Inday sa Balitaw, and we’re doing ‘yung movie na Basted kaya madalas kaming magkasama and masaya kami. We’re happy. We hang out a lot and masaya kaming nagkakasama. We’re very special friends. Walang label.

The racecar driver-turned-actor admitted that he decided to keep his “special friendship” with Maja under the radar at the time when Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin was airing since the actress was paired with Coco Martin in the said teleserye. “I just don’t want to ruin it, her love team with Coco, that’s why I try to keep my distance. I’m so happy sa success ng team up nila sa Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. I’ll let her work. Pero we still hang out a lot. Masaya kami.”

Being close to Maja, Matteo described her as friendly and humble, this amidst allegations that the actress has an attitude problem. “Maja is a very nice person. She’s so down-to-earth, but most of the times she is misunderstood by many. Mabait talaga siya. She doesn’t complain. She works hard and she loves the people around her.

Kapag magkasama kaming magkakabarkada she’s very malambing. Idol ko siya bilang artista kasi may ginagawa kaming movie. Magaling siya at masipag. I consider her my role model kasi mas matagal na siya sa industry and ako nagsisimula pa lang.”

Matteo also shared that he is good friends with Kim. The two first worked together in 2007 in the weekly show GoKadaGo. “Sobrang bait ni Kim. Pareho kaming Cebuano kaya madali kaming nagkakaintindihan. She’s very approachable. Kahit hindi ka niya kilala nakikipagkwentuhan siya.”

He also dismissed speculations that there’s a brewing rivalry involving fellow My Binondo Girl leading men Xian Lim and Jolo Revilla. According to Matteo, they all have a great time whenever they’re on the set, especially when they were in Hong Kong. “We’re all good friends na. Lagi kaming naguusap, nagtatawanan. Masaya kami lalo na nung taping namin sa Hong Kong kasi nakapag-bonding kami.”