Maja Salvador Doesn't Want To Be A MistressMaja Salvador cannot relate to what her character, Nicole, in "The Legal Wife" has decided to do with her life--become a mistress. The actress said she doesn't want to go through that same thing.
In the ABS-CBN primetime series, Maja plays the role of Nicole, Monica's (Angel Locsin) bestfriend, who fell in love and had an extramarital affair with her bestfriend's husband, Adrian (Jericho Rosales).
In truth, Maja doesn't approve of what Nicole did to Monica's and Adrian's marriage. But to prepare for the role, Maja had to read the book "How To Be A Good Mistress."
The book said that a mistress should always be exciting and unlike the wife. She should give importance to the time being given to her by her lover since it is only borrowed time.
At first, she thought about what the role will do to her image. But after a while, she just wanted to do better in her character and show that she can give justice to the role.
"Magpapakita ako ng isang magandang character. Alam ko makakakita kayo ng lesson sa character na ito."
Asked about her boyfriend's, Gerald Anderson, reaction to her scenes as Nicole, Maja said he was irritated especially when he watched the confrontation between Nicole and Monica.
"Sabi niya sa akin, 'Nakakainis yung character mo. Tumigil ka na!'"
In reality, Maja won't be able to stand it if someone took her loved one from her or if she is offered to become someone else's mistress. She cannot share her loved one to anyone, she added.
She wants to feel loved, and she doesn't want anyone to share that person. "Ayokong nawawala ang asawa ko. Ayoko yung konting oras lang ang binibigay niya sa akin."
Maja said all three characters--Monica, Nicole and Adrian--are hard to portray since they are all caught in the pain of betrayal. "Lahat sila nagmamahal pero iba't ibang levels ng pagmamahal."
"The Legal Wife" has been trending for days, especially when Monica already found out about Adrian's and Nicole's illicit relationship. Filipinos, mostly women, seem to relate to the three major characters since infidelity is a big issue in the Philippine household.