Maja Salvador revealed that she turned down an offer to play the leading lady of her former boyfriend Gerald Anderson in the ABS-CBN sexy drama Init Sa Magdamag.
In an interview with G3 San Diego for Mega Entertainment, the actress explained that she did it out of respect for her boyfriend, Rambo Nunez.
According to Maja, after she got back with Rambo, who was once her ex-boyfriend, she decided to be more mindful of her relationship in considering what she will do for a role.
“Bago pa nga lang 'yung relationship namin [ni Rambo], tinodo ko na eh. As in kasi 'di ba, grabe ako sa pagpapahalaga ko sa work. So walang makakapigil sa akin if mag-kissing scene ako, love scene, ganyan, kahit 'di comfortable 'yung ka-relationship ko. I do it because it’s my work," she said.
"And then, nung nagkabalikan kami ni Rambo, meron akong moment na gusto ko mag-work 'to. Baka kaya hindi nag-wo-work kasi wala akong pakialam. Kasi sarili ko lang iniintindi ko parang hindi ko pinapahalagahan yung nararamdaman ng partner ko. So 'yun 'yung nag-start na kinausap ko 'yung mga bossing, ‘I want this relationship to work. Sorry po,’” she shared.
Actress Yam Concepcion went on to play Gerald's onscreen partner in Init Sa Magdamag.
Maja and Gerald dated for two years before they broke up in 2015.
In late 2018, the actress rekindled her romance with Rambo, whom she first dated nine years prior.
In a vlog last year, Maja admitted that she sees herself exchanging vows with her boyfriend in five years.