Angel-Maja slapping scene generates meme

Posted at 01/08/2014 10:38 PM | Updated as of 01/08/2014 10:45 PM
Maja Salvador and Angel Locsin in a scene from 'The Legal Wife'. Video grab

MANILA -- A scene from the upcoming drama series starring Angel Locsin and Maja Salvador is making the rounds online -- in the form of a meme.

The scene, which is part of the recently released first trailer for "The Legal Wife," shows a heated exchange between Nicole (Salvador) and Monica (Locsin) over the latter's husband, Adrian (Jericho Rosales).

A fuming Monica slaps Nicole, who claims Adrian to be her partner.

Over the week since the trailer debuted on January 1, several takes on the memorable scene surfaced online, with netizens putting in mock subtitles on screenshots of the exchange to comedic effect.

The mock arguments range from topics like the first day of school, the local boy band Chicser, dandruff (in reference to Locsin's product endorsement), to the actresses' real-life relationships.

Directed by Rory Quintos and Dado Lumibao, "The Legal Wife" also stars JC de Vera, Mark Gil, Rio Locsin, and Christopher de Leon. The series will join ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida line-up in late January.