Maja Salvador says she does not mind playing support to Janella Salvador in The Killer Bride

by James Patrick Anarcon
Aug 23, 2019
Maja Salvador on Janella Salvador: "Masaya ako for Janella kasi sabi ko nga, it's her time to shine, time naman niya ngayon. Sobrang ganda ng The Killer Bride and excited ako sa ipapakita ni Janella."
PHOTO/S: The Killer Bride (ABS-CBN)

Maja Salvador said that it does not matter if she is a supporting character to Janella Salvador in The Killer Bride.

Maja said this during the grand media conference of The Killer Bride on July 25, 2019.

When the show started airing last August 12, Maja's character, Camilla dela Torre, was alive only in the first three episodes.

By the end of the third episode, Maja's character was killed in a big fire, where she vowed to come back and avenge her death.

In recent episodes, Janella's character, Emma, arrived in the town of Las Espadas, claiming that she is being possessed by Camilla's soul.

Maja's only appearance this week, apart from being seen in flashbacks and photos, was a scene where Camilla's spirit had a face off with Emma.

During the presscon, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Maja if she won't have much exposure in the show, and if it might be seen as though she is relegated to being a supporting character.

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Maja answered, "I don't mind kung maging support ako, kasi maganda yung kwento ng The Killer Bride.

"Minsan, hindi mo naman kailangang pumili ng role. Gawin mo lang nang maayos and kung makakatulong, ikakaganda ng kwento, bakit hindi?"

Maja also said that she is happy for Janella to be top-billing this project.

"Masaya ako for Janella kasi sabi ko nga, it's her time to shine, time naman niya ngayon. Sobrang ganda ng The Killer Bride and excited ako sa ipapakita ni Janella."

JANELLA ON ACCEPTING A MATURE ROLE

It took almost three years for Janella to be seen again in a teleserye.

Janella's last teleserye was Born For You (2016), where she was paired with Elmo Magalona.

Janella's The Killer Bride partner, Joshua Garcia, was supposed to be the third wheel. But he was pulled out to do the afternoon series The Greatest Love.

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Janella was supposed to do the series Kung Kailangan Mo Ako in 2017, with Elmo and Joshua, but Janella and Elmo decided not to push through with the project.

The show, with Joshua remaining as its lead actor, eventually changed its title to The Good Son.

This 2019, Janella and Joshua were finally paired in The Killer Bride.

According to Janella, The Killer Bride is a blessing for her after taking a break from doing TV shows for a long time.

Without disclosing why it took so long for her to make a TV comeback, Janella said, "This soap is actually a big blessing sa akin kasi yun nga sobrang tagal kong nawala. Kasi life happened, things happened.

"I used that time to really think about anong gusto kong gawin para i-prove ang sarili ko."

Janella admitted that she was going through a "rough patch" when the role of Emma landed on her lap.

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She continued, "My last soap was like one or two years ago and noong dumating ito sa akin, noong pinitch ito sa akin, ang unang pumasok sa isip ko, wow.

"Ang galing talaga ng timing ni God kasi before they offered this to me, I was going through a rough patch, bakit di ako nagwu-work ngayon, ano bang dapat kong gawin next, ano bang tamang path for me, tapos biglang dumating ito.

"It's so challenging, this is the most challenging role I've ever decided to accept and I don't regret it kasi napakaganda talaga ng role na ito and I really hope mabigyan ko ng justice kasi pati yung story, everything, maganda."

The Killer Bride airs on ABS-CBN on its third Primetime Bida slot.

The show also features Geoff Eigenmann, Alexa Ilacad, Malou de Guzman, Precious Lara Quigaman, James Blanco, Cris Villanueva, and comebacking veteran actress Aurora Sevilla.

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Maja Salvador on Janella Salvador: "Masaya ako for Janella kasi sabi ko nga, it's her time to shine, time naman niya ngayon. Sobrang ganda ng The Killer Bride and excited ako sa ipapakita ni Janella."
PHOTO/S: The Killer Bride (ABS-CBN)
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