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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Feb 10, 2017

Maja Salvador On Being Lucky In Career But Unlucky In Love, Talks About Ex-BF Gerald Anderson And Bea Alonzo

MAJA SALVADOR’s career is doing very well, thank you. She has a new soap on ABS-CBN, “Wildflower”, and she has a new movie, “I’m Drunk, I Love You”, but her love life is not as rosy. So it seems the saying lucky in career but unlucky in love is true in her case?

“Hindi naman ako unlucky in love,” she says. “Kung wala akong lovelife ngayon, it’s by choice. May non-showbiz guys akong nakaka-date, pero maraming trabaho, e, so work muna ang priority ko. Also, dapat, maging mas maingat na ako, dahan-dahan lang, hindi yung pag na-in love, todo agad like before. Siempre, pag na-hurt ka, you’re more cautious in looking for your THE one. Realistic lang ako kasi marami akong natutuhan from my past relationships. After all, I’m already 28, so hindi na ako basta-basta papasok ngayon sa isang relasyon.”

She’s happy to star in a revenge soap like “Wildflower”, where she plays Lily. As a child, Lily is played by Xyriel Manabat and she sees her parents, Sunshine Cruz and Christian Vasquez die because of the machinations of Wendell Ramos (who tried to rape her mom) and Aiko Melendez (wife of Wendell who’s the mayor of their town.) Lily escapes and is adopted by Priscilla Meirelles as Prianka Aguas who treats her as her own child and helps her prepare for her plan to avenge the injustice that happened to her family.

Maja returns to their town as the rich and beautiful Ivy who’s thirsty for vengeance. Maja’s leading men in the show are Joseph Marco, Vin Abrenica and RK Bagatsing, also with Tirso Cruz III (who’s so busy as he’s also in “A Love to Last” on primetime.) “Wildflower” will start airing this Monday to replace “Doble Kara”.

“The role of Lily/Ivy is very challenging for me kasi ngayon lang ako nabigyan ng ganitong role na magiging wild ako sa hangad niyang makapaghiganti," Maja adds. "E, hindi naman ako wild sa totoong buhay, kaya ibang-iba talaga ang magiging atake ko rito from what I really am. Marami kong gugulatin dito sa pagiging wild ko sa emotions ko sa mga taong nagkaatraso sa pamilya ko. Gagamitin ko yung mga lalaki rito sa paghihiganti ko.”

What can she say about her last BF, Gerald Anderson, who’s now with Bea Alonzo? “Naku, nauna namang maging sila, no? If Bea is happy, kaibigan ko siya, so happy ako for her.”

Does she see herself also reconciling with an ex in the future? “Ayoko na. Ako kasi, once I’m done, I’m done. Hangga’t maaari at hangga’t kaya, wala nang balikan.”