Sa presscon ng Thelma kaninang tanghali, August 24, ay umiyak ang lead star ng pelikula na si Maja Salvador. Ito ay pagkatapos matanong tungkol sa pagli-link sa kanila ng direktor ng pelikula na si Paul Soriano.
Boyfriend ni Toni Gonzaga si Direk Paul, at may intrigang "inaagaw" raw ni Maja ang young director kay Toni.
Hiningan agad ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Direk Paul ng reaksiyon tungkol sa pag-iyak ni Maja.
Aniya, "You know it's unfortunate because si Toni talaga, she told me, 'Welcome to showbiz!'
"She gets linked to all her leading men, she gets linked all the time.
"So, it's unfortunate that they linked myself and Maja because it's really...
"I'm the director and she's the actress. So if there's ever a relationship, it's a working Thelma relationship between us.
"I personally really worked hard with her; with the workshops and I really had...
"What I had to do was to deconstruct Maja Salvador, to take away Maja and put Thelma inside her.
"So, parang it's unfair naman for people, especially... I look at her as a little sister, e.
"Ka-age niya si Alex [Gonzaga], e, di ba, yung kapatid ni Toni? So, parang I look at her as a younger sister.
"Parang kuya ako sa kanya, e, so to link us is I think it's unnecessary, unfortunate na people can't look at the film... rather than any kind of angle like that.
"Coz honestly, Maja, whatever rumors about her or anything, it's really untrue.
"'Coz from the working relationship, she's been nothing but excellent."