Maja Salvador broke the ice between her and Wildflower leading man Joseph Marco by pointing out the hunk actor’s six-pack abs.
At Wildflower’s blog con, Maja told Joseph, “Hubad na yan!”
Asked about the sexiest part of Joseph’s body, the 28-year-old actress replied, “Huwag na tayong lumayo. Ang wardrobe requirement nga niya abs, e!”
Joseph, for his part, said that he doesn’t mind baring his abs for ABS-CBN’s early primetime soap.
Speaking to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the hunk actor elaborated, “Actually, natanggap ko na siya, na yun ang career path ko.
“I think it’s an advantage for me. Kasi yung pagiging sexy naman hindi naman mawawala sa mga projects.
“Dalawang magkasunod—from Pasion De Amor to this one, in-embrace ko na yung idea na yun.
“And right now, mine-maintain ko na lang siya. Kung kaya ko i-improve, i-improve pa.”
Maja jokingly interjected, “At saka, habang bata pa, benta mo lang ‘yan!
“Feeling ko, meron kang nae-encourage rin na mga tao na, ‘Ang ganda ng katawan niya.’ Gusto rin nila ganun.
“Kaya nga dahil sa ‘yo ang daming nagbukas na gym!”
Although it’s their first time to work together, Maja said that she easily established rapport with Joseph on- and off-cam.
The Kapamilya actress added, “Excited ako sa kung ano ang kaya naming ibigay kapag nagtambal kaming dalawa; kung anong klaseng chemistry to the highest level ang kaya naming ibigay.
“Nag-u-umpisa pa lang kami sa set, nagkakapaan, but getting there.”
When some members of the press teasingly asked Maja what she meant by “nagkakapaan,” the actress wittily retorted, “Mga malisyosa! Kinakapa ko yung abs niya!”
In Wildflower, Maja plays Lily Cruz, a young girl whose parents get killed in the hands of the ruthless town leaders of Poblacion Ardiente.
When she gets adopted by Prianka, Lily takes on a new identity and becomes known as Ivy Aguas.
Ivy is determined to seek revenge against the Ardiente family.
But her childhood friendship with Diego Ardiente (played by Joseph) will complicate her supposedly well-laid out plan of revenge.
To make matters worse, Diego’s older brother Arnaldo Ardiente (played by RK Bagatsing) will fall for Ivy.
She will also find an unexpected protector and ally in Arnaldo’s right hand man, Jepoy (played by Vin Abrenica.
MAJA'S THREE LEADING MEN. When asked if she will find a hard time choosing between her three leading men, Maja quipped, “Kung sino yung may pinaka grabe ang abs, dun tayo! Ngayon, si Joseph yung may gano’n!”
The Kapamilya actress revealed that Joseph, Vin, and RK are taking their workout routines seriously.
“’Pag break nga, nagpu-push up sila lahat dun habang kumakain ako. So rice na lang ako! Labanan ng abs!”
On a serious note, however, Maja said she’s really proud of her three leading men’s dedication to deliver more than what is required from their respective roles.
“More than sa abs, sana mas abangan yung acting nilang tatlo, dahil parang gutom sila ipakita na binigyan kami ng project na ganito, ng magandang role, kaya talagang binibigay nila lahat.
“Parang each character, kuha nila, iba-iba ang atake nila.
“Pare-parehas silang may abs. Pero, ang pinakatanong dun, hindi lang kung paano papa-in love-in si Ivy, kundi paano papa-in love-in ang audience.
“Kasi, di ba, ang mga lalaki takot magpakita ng love? Pero sila wild magmahal. Lalaban silang tatlo.”