Maja Salvador says she only has a professional relationship with 'Thelma' director Paul Soriano.
As her newest movie Thelma
premieres nationwide on September 7, Maja Salvador was met with intrigues linking her to the film’s director Paul Soriano, who is the longtime boyfriend of Happy Yipee Yehey
! host Toni Gonzaga. The 22-year-old actress broke down in tears during the Thelma press conference held last August 24 at the ABS-CBN compound after being asked to comment about the supposed affair. Maja admitted that she couldn’t help but react like that after hearing the malicious rumor.
“Para sa akin, ang dami kasing intriga na binibigay sa akin. Parang hindi nauubusan, parang halos lahat laging may
boys, lasinggera, parang lahat lahat na binigay sa akin na intriga. Hindi na tumitigil yung
negative issues na lang lagi. Sa akin sobrang nasaktan lang ako na may
issue naman ako
with my director kasi ang panget talaga, lalo na alam mo wala kang ginagawang masama. Alam mong nagtratrabaho ka, nagpapakahirap ka para maka-gawa ng magandang pelikula tapos pagkatapos nun ang
issue na ibibigay sa iyo
playgirl, lasinggera tapos ngayon inaagaw ko yung
boyfriend ng isang katrabaho ko na masyado na. Alam naman namin ni
Toni at ni
Direk Paul na wala lang talaga yun. Wala talagang problema.
positive na lang yung ibigay nating lahat,
” she explained.
Maja shared that she hopes that people would just focus on their inspiring movie Thelma
, which features her as a determined barrio lass from Ilocos Norte who dreams of becoming a successful runner someday. “Nakakatawa lang kasi
every time na may
film na ipapalabas, kung hindi ako ma-li
-link sa ka
-love team, since wala akong ka
-love team dito dahil si
Jason Abalos special participation lang kasi.
director ko naman ako na
-link. Ang masasabi ko po, sana
puro positive na lang yung ibiigay na
issue sa Thelma. Kasi yung
film super positive kasi at saka isa pa, malaki ang respeto ko kay
Toni Gonzaga at hindi naman ako gumagawa ng pelikula para makipaglandian,
” she stressed.
Maja said she sees no need to have a discussion with Toni and Paul about the baseless rumor. “Wala po kasing kwenta para pag-usapan pa namin yung mga ganung bagay kasi alam naman namin ang totoo. Katulad ng sinabi ko noon, sige lang, hindi naman nila ako mapapasuko kahit anong intriga ibigay nila sa akin
,” she added.
After her unexpected show of emotion, Maja explained that it had just gotten to the point where the intrigues have just become too malicious to ignore. “Tinatapakan na masyado yung pagkatao ko. Tao lang din ako na nasasaktan. Hindi porke’t artista yung nakikita niyong
strong. Hindi naman kasi ako yun eh, hindi ako
playgirl. Hindi ako lasinggera, hindiako mang-aagaw ng
boyfriend. So hindi ako yun
,” she said.
Catch Maja along with Tetchie Agbayani, John Arcilla, Eliza Pineda, Jason Abalos, and Sue Prado with the special participation of the Philippine Track and Field champion Elma Muros in the movie Thelma
which opens on September 7. Thelma is presented by time Horizon Pictures and is distributed by Star Cinema.