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Maja Salvador reveals she and Jason Abalos almost got romantic

Maja Salvador says that she and Jason Abalos have become very good friends after working on many projects.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

9/3/2011 6:46 PM
Maja Salvador reveals she and Jason Abalos almost got romantic


090411-maja_main.jpgMaja Salvador considers Thelma as her biggest movie project in her eight years in showbiz. Playing the title character who is an aspiring sprinter, Maja expressed her gratitude to close friend Jason Abalos for accepting the supporting role in the movie as her love interest. “Sobrang thankful ako kasi ang Best Actor na si Jason e tinanggap itong movie na ito. Ganun yata talaga ang mga magkakaibigan, nagtutulungan.” Jason won a Gawad Urian trophy in 2008 for his performance in the independent film Endo.

Maja and Jason have worked in various projects in the past which include the movies My Kuya’s Wedding, First Day High, and the teleserye Nagsimula Sa Puso. In the course of doing those projects, the actress shared that she and Jason have grown to be very close friends. “Going strong ang friendship namin ni Jason. Feeling ko pang habang buhay ito. Lahat kaming magkakaibigan mahal namin ‘yung trabaho namin, nagtutulungan kami, pino-protektahan namin ang isa’t isa.”

She went on to reveal that there was a time when the two of them had special feelings for one another, but it didn’t blossom into anything serious. “Tapos na kami sa level na ‘yun. Siyempre dahil nagkaka-work kayo, madalas kayong magkasama, so nagkaka-text, mga ganun. Pero natagpuan namin ‘yung tamang landas na mas patok kami bilang friends lang.”

The movie Thelma also brought controversies to Maja after rumors circulated that she was having an affair with her director Paul Soriano who is known by many to be in a relationship with actress/TV host/singer Toni Gonzaga. Maja confessed being disappointed that all her hard work was overshadowed by such malicious intrigue. “Nalungkot talaga ako. Kahit sinong artista naman yata ayaw ma-link sa direktor niya. Sa mga project kasi madalas ma-link ang aktres sa leading man. E dahil wala si Jason sa press con, nabaling siguro kay Direk Paul.”

She begged the media and the public to focus their attention on Thelma in respect to her feelings and that of other stars in the industry. “Hindi porke artista kami e wala na kaming pakiramdam. Nasasaktan din kami, bumibigay din lalo na kapag natatapakan na ang pagkatao namin. Ginagawa lang namin nang mabuti ang trabaho namin at gusto sana namin ay mga positive write ups na lang ang lumabas. Pero nasagot na po namin ‘yun, so mag-focus na lang tayo sa movie. Let’s be happy na lang.