Director Paul Soriano says it’s "unfortunate" he is being linked to Thelma star Maja Salvador

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"It’s unfortunate that they linked myself and Maja because it’s really... I’m the director and she’s the actress. So if there’s ever a relationship, it’s a working Thelma relationship between us," says director Paul Soriano about rumors linking him to Maja Salvador (inset).


Sa presscon ng Thelma kaninang tanghali, August 24, ay umiyak ang lead star ng pelikula na si Maja Salvador. Ito ay pagkatapos matanong tungkol sa pagli-link sa kanila ng direktor ng pelikula na si Paul Soriano.

Boyfriend ni Toni Gonzaga si Direk Paul, at may intrigang "inaagaw" raw ni Maja ang young director kay Toni.

Hiningan agad ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Direk Paul ng reaksiyon tungkol sa pag-iyak ni Maja.

Aniya, "You know it’s unfortunate because si Toni talaga, she told me, ’Welcome to showbiz!’

"She gets linked to all her leading men, she gets linked all the time.

"So, it’s unfortunate that they linked myself and Maja because it’s really...

"I’m the director and she’s the actress. So if there’s ever a relationship, it’s a working Thelma relationship between us.

"I personally really worked hard with her; with the workshops and I really had...

"What I had to do was to deconstruct Maja Salvador, to take away Maja and put Thelma inside her.

"So, parang it’s unfair naman for people, especially... I look at her as a little sister, e.

"Ka-age niya si Alex [Gonzaga], e, di ba, yung kapatid ni Toni? So, parang I look at her as a younger sister.

"Parang kuya ako sa kanya, e, so to link us is I think it’s unnecessary, unfortunate na people can’t look at the film... rather than any kind of angle like that.

"Coz honestly, Maja, whatever rumors about her or anything, it’s really untrue.

"’Coz from the working relationship, she’s been nothing but excellent."

Dagdag pa niya, "I guess maybe... I guess I can understand, coming from a girl, for people to say these things, it’s not right.

"And she’s very young, so I’m sure her emotions are still very raw.

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"And maybe the reason why she’s very emotional is because she worked so hard in this movie.

"She worked so hard on becoming Thelma, from the trainings to the shooting to the promoting... She’s worked so hard.

"So, the last thing she wants, you know, with these false rumors that are coming out, what she wants is the truth.

"Yung mga talagang how hard she worked on Thelma and stuff like that.

"And I really believe people will see that when they watch the film."

Nagselos nga ba si Toni kay Maja?

"No naman," sagot ni Direk Paul.

"Toni is very secure, we’re both very secure, so wala namang ganyan.

"I mean, she has leading men, I’m very secure with every leading man she works with, di ba?

"In this industry talaga, you just have to be trustworthy; and me and Toni, we have that.

"After four years of being together, our trust I think is very solid. So, walang ganyan."

SETTLING DOWN. Thirty years old na si Direk Paul sa October, at handa na raw siyang mag-asawa.

Aniya, "Well, for me talaga, I’m ready, e, honestly ready na ako, I think.

"I’m starting out a good career, I’m saving, nag-iipon ako, I’m saving my money.

"I’m just waiting for her [Toni] to be ready because I don’t want to force her, I don’t want to rush her.

"Seryoso ang marriage, e. Marriage, forever ’yan, e, for the rest of your life."

Wala naman daw deadline ang marriage, sabi ni Toni in a separate interview.

"Exactly!" pagsang-ayon naman ng direktor.

"That’s why for me honestly talaga, pag ready si Toni, ready na ako."

Ngayon ba ay hindi pa ready si Toni?

"Si Toni, she’s concentrating on her career, e, and I can’t blame her.

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"She’s worked so hard to get to where she is today. I don’t want to come in between that.

"So I want her to tell me pag ready na siya, then we can start talking about it.

"I want to be an inspiration to her career rather than a hindrance."

Nagpaplano na nga raw si Direk Paul na magpatayo ng bahay.

"Well, nasa plans ko talaga to put up a house personally, not for Toni, not for anyone, but it’s in my goals and my dreams to build a house.

"And if it so happens that the house is for my family to live in, so be it.

"Because that’s what I worked hard for and I saved my own money so I can build my own house."

With his good looks, bakit hindi nag-artista si Direk Paul?

"Wala, e, I don’t know why, e.

"I think I was really called to be behind the camera. Iyan talaga ang calling ko, e.

"My lolo did so well as an actor, e. So parang I don’t wanna ruin that!" natatawang sabi ng apo ng yumaong veteran actor na si Nestor de Villa.

Dagdag pa ni Direk Paul, "And I really believe that directing is what I’m good at, and I like to stick [to] what I’m good at."

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