Maja Salvador revealed that she turned down a teleserye that was offered to her by ABS-CBN after Wildflower.
She said this during a pocket interview with reporters at the press conference of The Killer Bride yesterday, July 25.
According to the Kapamilya actress, she was offered to do a TV series with the theme of infidelity.
Maja said, "May gagawin po dapat ko na serye kaso parang yung kwento, infidelity na naman.
"So, agawan na naman. Parang natapos na ako doon."
In 2014, Maja already did an infidelity-themed series titled The Legal Wife, which she top-billed along with Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales. In the series, Maja played the mistress.
Why did she turn down the series?
Maja reasoned out, "Parang feeling ko, hindi siya yung show na susundan ng Wildflower.
"Parang sa laki ng ginawa ng Wildflower sa career ko, parang kailangan ko ng something na ma-tsa-challenge ako."
Wildflower is Maja's top-rating drama series aired in 2017. Because of the show's success, the series aired for one year on television.
Now, Maja is given the title role in The Killer Bride.
During the grand presscon, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Maja why she decided to accept this project.
She answered, "Sabi ko sa mga past interviews ko na gusto ko laging tsina-challenge yung sarili ko.
"So, noong in-offer sa akin itong The Killer Bride, parang ang hirap tumanggi, parang alam kong mas malalagpasan niya yung Wildflower dahil sa ganda ng kwento at sa mga magagaling kong kasama.
"Kasi bakit po ba naging successful ang Wildflower? Hindi lang po dahil sa akin kung hindi dahil sa mga bigatin ko ring kasama.
"Noong nabuo na itong cast namin, mas lalong nagka-butterflies sa aking tiyan, yung sobrang na-excite ako na ito na, buo na yung cast namin, alam kong iba rin ang ibibigay nitong The Killer Bride, iba yung mabibigay namin."
Apart from Maja, The Killer Bride also features the new team-up of Janella Salvador and Joshua Garcia.
During the pocket interview, Maja said that the emotions needed in The Killer Bride is even more demanding than that of Wildflower.
"Parang kung ang dami kong sigaw sa Wildflower, kung eight yung Wildflower, kailangan 20 yung pagka-intense dito.
"Kung napansin niyo, meron akong post sa Instagram, yung physically, emotionally, mentally tired, kay Camilla yun.
"Kasi for two weeks na nagte-taping po ako, iba kasi yung pinagdaanan ng character, iba yung theme, iba yung galit.
"Hindi lang kita ngayon pero may isang scene na talagang nag-blood clot yung mukha ko sa sobrang pain, sa sobrang galit."
The Killer Bride, which also stars Geoff Eigenmann, Dominic Ochoa, Alexa Ilacad, Lara Quigaman, Ariella Arida, and Sam Concepcion, will air starting on August 12 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.
Veteran actors Eddie Gutierrez and Aurora Sevilla are also staging their comeback via The Killer Bride.
COMPARISON AGAINST GMA-7 HORROR-DRAMA SERIES
The story of The Killer Bride revolves around Camila Dela Torre, a woman who was embroiled in a scandal.
This is because her fiance, Vito Dela Cuesta (Geoff Eigenmann), saw Camilla drenched in blood and holding a knife beside his brother's dead body.
The whole town of Las Espadas will persecute Camilla and call her the "killer bride." She dies inside a prison that was ravaged by fire.
Years later, the legend of the killer bride lives on with the arrival of Emma (Janella), who claims she is possessed by Camilla's spirit.
Since The Killer Bride is described as a gothic drama series and contains supernatural elements, there's a possibility that it might be compared to another GMA-7 series, which is Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko.
Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko is top-billed by Kris Bernal, Megan Young, Kim Domingo, and Maja's former love-team partner, Rayver Cruz.
The story of Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko is about a vengeful ghost (Kris) who is obsessed with her ex-lover (Rayver). Upon her death, she starts haunting her ex-lover and his wife (Megan).
PEP.ph also asked Maja how different The Killer Bride will be from the GMA-7 series.
The former Wildflower actress revealed that she actually asked Rayver, who is also her good friend, about the Kapuso show's plot.
She said with a laugh, "1000 percent po ako na magkaiba!
"Bilang kaibigan ko si Rayver, nagtanong na ako. Hahaha!
"1000 percent po ako, magkaibang-magkaiba, so yun."