Maja Salvador recently opened up about John Lloyd Cruz leaving the ABS-CBN teleserye with the working title Bridges. Xian Lim has reportedly taken the place of John Lloyd in this soap opera that stars Maja and Jericho Rosales.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press, Maja admitted that she felt regret upon learning that she missed out on the chance to work with JLC.
“Gusto ko man, [pero] parang sinabi na ni Xian...[it was] announced that it’s him na.”
Even though she missed out on the chance to work with John Lloyd, Maja said she respects his “valid reasons.”
“Siyempre lahat tayo gusto natin makatrabaho ang A-list actor na si Mr. John Lloyd Cruz, di ba? Pero siyempre may mga valid reasons siya, e, kailangan natin tanggapin yun.
“Kung soon makakatrabaho natin siya ulit, kung mabibigyan ng chance, mas okay.”
The actress clarified that she did not feel disappointment and she’s confident that audiences will still love their soap because of the plot.
“Hindi sama ng loob. Siyempre may valid naman siyang rason, e, siyempre ano lang, parang nakakahinayang. Pero sa ganda naman ng kwento ng aming teleserye kahit sino na gaganap talagang magugustuhan niyo at magagandahan kayo sa teleserye.”
A NEW PLOT. Maja revealed the story will be different from her role in The Legal Wife wherein she and then co-star Angel Locsin were vying for the same man.
“Kung dati girls ang mga nag-aaway, ngayon boys naman. Saka maganda yung kwento kasi parang yung sa part ko, kaya ko tinanggap kasi maganda yung paano nga dapat mahalin ang babae.
“So ganun yung kwento nung sa akin, yun pa lang yung mga marereveal ko.”