ABS-CBN is set to air its newest primetime offering in November. Titled The Legal Wife, the soap will showcase the much-awaited return of Angel Locsin on primetime television. She will be joined by Jericho Rosales, Maja Salvador and the new Kapamilya, JC de Vera.
In the press briefing of The Legal Wife last October 25, the management behind the soap headed by its business unit heads Malou Santos and Des Tanwangco, dished out some details of this latest offering.
“Mas mahirap maging legal wife and sa show na ito makikita niyo na kung ano pang pinagdadaanan ng isang wife at papaano niya laging nilalagay sa konsiderasyon ang anak. Ipapakita sa show na ito kung ano ang kino-consider para i-keep ang relationship, kahit sabihin ng buong mundo na ang tanga-tanga mo na. Bakit siya kumakapit bilang isang asawa o bilang isang ina para i-keep ang family? That’s what we really wanted to show in the serye,” relayed by Henry Quitain (Star Creatives’ Creative Manager).
He further shared that this soap would focus more on the story of the wife. “We would really like to focus on the legal wife, kung ano ang pinagdadaanan niya. It’s not just about the problem of the legal wife with another woman. It’s more of the journey ng character ni Angel.”
Nonetheless, Henry shared that the soap would also showcase the story behind the mistress. “Papakita din naman ang pinagdadanan ng mga mistress para mapakita na hindi rin naman nila pinili na mang-agaw ng asawa ng iba. Papakita rin namin na nagmahal rin naman sila. Hindi lang siya kontrabidang-kontrabida. Tao lang sila na nagmamahal,” he said.
Jericho will be playing as the husband of Angel’s character. Maja will be portraying the best friend of Angel’s character and eventually the mistress in the serye. When the team was asked by the press as to why Maja has agreed to play such a heavy and negative character, Mico del Rosario (Star Creatives Ad Prom Head) remarked, “I think professional enough si Maja. At the end of the day nangingibabaw kay Maja ang pagiging aktres, this is a role.”
On the role of JC de Vera, the team shared that the actor would be playing Maja’s lover in the beginning but there would be a twist in his story later on.
The Legal Wife will be helmed by award-winning directors Rory Quintos and Dado Lumibao.