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Maja Salvador is open to co-producing another movie after 'Thelma'

Maja Salvador explains why she agreed for her talent fee to be cut for 'Thelma.'

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

9/7/2011 9:00 AM
Maja Salvador is open to co-producing another movie after 'Thelma'


090711-maja_main.jpgAside from playing the title character Thelma, Maja Salvador is also credited as one of the producers of the film scheduled for nationwide release on September 7. Director Paul Soriano told Push.com.ph how he asked Maja to impart a portion of her talent fee for the production expenses of Thelma. The director related, “Toward the end of filming, I approached Maja and asked her, since we still owe her so much for her talent fee, how about we don’t give you that anymore. Let’s just save the money, use that for other expenses like better locations or lights. We’ll just give you a percentage from what the movie will earn. It wasn’t forced on her, it was still up to Maja. After 35 seconds she agreed.”

The 22-year-old actress explained why she was easily agreed to Paul’s idea. “Nagulat nga ako e. ‘Ay! Producer pala ako!’ Tinanong lang nila ako, parang after one minute napa-Yes na lang ako. Sabi kasi nila, movie ko naman ito so I should own it.”

Push.com.ph then asked Maja if she is open to co-producing another movie in the future. “Kung bongga ang magiging resulta ng Thelma, bakit hindi?” she answered.

For now, the actress is very much excited about sharing the inspiring story of Thelma to all the moviegoers. “Nate-tense ako pero excited akong mapanood niyong lahat ang Thelma. Mai-inspire talaga ang lahat. Masasabi niyo na dapat hindi sumuko sa buhay para maabot ang mga pangarap.”

She further likened her showbiz career to the story of Thelma about an impoverished girl who aspires to be a sprinter. “Eight years na ako sa showbiz. Maganda ang career ko, hindi man ako sikat na sikat, na tipong nandun talaga [sa taas], hindi pa rin ako humihinto. Tumatakbo pa rin ako nang tumatakbo hanggang maabot ko ‘yung pangarap ko. After doing this film, naging mas mature akong tao, first kasi dahil very religious si Direk Paul. Mas nadagdagan ‘yung mga pangarap ko para sa career ko at sa pamilya ko.”