Maja Salvador is one of the busiest young actresses today. Not only does she have a numberof endorsements—making her the "Princess of EDSA," according to some ofshowbiz reporters, because of her billboards—she also has regular stint in ASAP'08 every Sunday.
Adding to her busy schedule is her newest show KapitanBoom, which will air every Saturday, starting April 26. She is also currently filming a new moviewith fellow dancer Rayver Cruz.
"What could be busier than that?" asked a reporter.
"Kasi po ano, e, ang dami pong dumarating," replied Majaduring the press conference of Kapitan Boom yesterday, April 16, at the9501 Restaurant in ABS-CBN Compound, Quezon City.
Maja impressed the showbiz reporters when she added,"Dapat maraming quota para maganda ang future."
Maja is surely taking her job as an actress seriously. In fact, she does not mind whether her roleis big or small as long as she can earn and save money.
She reiterated, "Ang importante po sa akin, nakakaipon kahitpo hindi sobrang bidang-bida [ang role] basta makaipon lang."
DREAM TO WORK WITH AGA. At a young age, Maja has been blessed to work with some of theprominent actors of local film industry. She proved her acting skill in drama when she starred in Maalaala MoKaya's "Regalo"with Vilma Santos and Ricky Davao. And she scared audiences when sheplayed the role of a teenager with a third eye in the movie Sukob withthe Queen of Horror Kris Aquino.
Who are the other actors Maja hopes to work with?
Maja said she wants Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd or Sam Milbyto be her partner onscreen.
A reporter asked, "How about Aga Muhlach?"
Maja answered with a "kilig" smile, adding, "Sabi ko nga kay Tita Chit[Ramos], ‘Tita Chit, makaka-partner ko rin 'yan.' Tawa lang siya nang tawa."
For her to be paired with Aga, the reporters jokingly asked,is Maja prepared to wear a bikini, like Angelica Panganiban did in A Love Story and Anne Curtis in When Love Begins?
"Hindi ko po alam, 19 [years old] pa lang ako, e," Maja quickly replied.
What kind of mature roles does she want to portray?
Maja answered, "Basta ang sa akin po, yung natsa-challengepo ako."
The young actress gave her recent role in Maalaala MoKaya as an example. She explained, "Katulad po yung last na MMK ko, ayaw kopo sanang gawin kasi parang kakaiba, parang ni-rape po kasi ako noon 'taposparang hinanap-hanap ko na yun." (Clickhere to read related PEP article).
If she was hesitant at first, what convinced her to acceptthe role?
Maja said, "Tinawagan po ako ni Ms Malou [Santos, SVP forDrama Production and Star Cinema], sabi niya, ‘Gawin mo 'yan, artista ka.'
She added, "Una po, natatakot ako kasi iba po sapa-tweetums. Talagang ako po 'yongnanghahalik, ako yung, gamiting na natin yung word na 'hayok' ako talaga.Sobrang kakaiba po."
Maja wouldn't divulge information about theprojects lined up for her. A reporter teased her about her supposed movie with Rayver Cruz, "Baka hindimo pa talaga alam."
The ever-polite Maja replied, "Alam ko po kaya langsiyempre secret, baka pagalitan kami."