Another side of Maja Salvador was revealed in a recent interview with Showbiz Inside Report's new host Zoren Legaspi.
Maja's mother, Mommy Thelma Andres, was also seen in this interview aired during the April 6 anniversary episode of the talk show.
Mommy Thelma narrated that she worked as a cultural dancer in Japan to secure a “better future” for Maja. “Inisip ko yung future naming mag-ina. Kailangan kong kumayod...” As a result, Maja was left under the care of her sister.
Maja’s mom and dad, Ross Rival, separated when she was young. Mommy Thelma felt sorry that she couldn’t be with Maja at the time that she was searching for her father. She said, “Di ko naibigay yung sandaling panahon ng paghahanap niya.”
ON ENTERING SHOWBIZ.
Zoren asked Mommy Thelma: “What is your dream for Maja?”
But before her mom could answer, Maja replied with a smile: “Pangarap kong mag-artista. Pinagpag-audition niya ako VTR, sa mga pictorial…”
Zoren then asked Maja is she ever thought that she would reach this level of popularity.
The Ina, Kapatid, Anak actress remarked, “Nakaset yung mind ko. Gusto ko maging flight stewardess o kaya super model. Nung pumasok yung opportunity na to, tinatanong ko rin kung gusto ko ba? Totoo ba 'to? Dito na ako sa mundong ito kung saan naandito ang daddy ko dati. Daming taon nag-struggle ako. di ko alam kung gusto ko yung ginagawa ko. Feeling ko naglalaro lang ako.”
She continued, “Di ako alam kung magtatagal ako. Iniisip ko lang pera. Di iniisip kung magtatagal ako magtatagal sa mundong ito. Na-realize ko lang after five years.”
TWO BEST ACTRESS PLUMS.
Winning two Best Actress awards for the indie film Thelma became a major turning point in Maja’s career as an actress.
At this point in the interview, Maja turned teary eyed. “Baka swerte 'tong pelikula sa akin. Noong nanalo ako sa Gawid Urian Sobrang grabe yung iyak ko dun. Kinu question ko sarili ko...Ako ba talaga to? 'Maja, magaling kang artista. Sobrang aalagaan ang career mo.'"
CELEBRATING HER FIRST DECADE IN SHOWBIZ.
The 24-year-old actress will soon be celebrating her tenth year anniversary through a dance concert that will be toured in different cities. According to Maja, “It’s time to give back to my fans.”
FINDING LOVE ANEW?
For two years, Maja was in a relationship with fellow Star Magic talent Matteo Guidicelli.
Maja admitted that she was single in August 2012.
This 2013, Maja is being linked to Gerald Anderson, the former beau and love team partner of Kim Chiu.
Recently, Maja used her Instagram account to share her photo with Gerald as they were scubadiving. The caption of the photo states: “Hawak kamay di kita iiwan sa paglakbay.”
In his own account, Gerald also uploaded a photo of them scubadiving side by side and his caption stated: "Beautiful."
SIR host Zoren asked Mommy Thelma what she thinks of Gerald.
Maja’s mom admitted, “Di [ko] masyadong nakakabonding si Gerald. Maayos siyang kausap at alam ko naman na mabait na tao…Basta di lang paiiyakin at sasaktan [si Maja]. Ayoko lang yung nakikita ko siyang nasasaktan.”
At one point of the interview, Maja became emotional when the talk centered on her family. Maja said that cherishes her family. “Thankful lang ako ang pamilya sobrang dapat aalagaan,” she tearfully said.
ON PLAYING A KONTRABIDA.
Maja considers playing Margaux in Ina, Kapatid, Anak as a “dream come true.” She admits that she has always wanted to play a kontrabida.
“Sobra akong thankful napunta sa akin ang role na ito. Pinangarap kong maging kontrabida. Ang laki ng naitulong sa akin. Kulang na lang palitan ko ang pangalan ko ng Margaux Salvador," quipped Maja.