Angel on slapping Maja: It was not easy

Posted at 01/12/2014 12:34 AM | Updated as of 01/12/2014 12:34 AM
Maja Salvador and Angel Locsin in a scene from 'The Legal Wife' Video grab

MANILA -- Angel Locsin said it was difficult to slap "The Legal Wife" co-star Maja Salvador, who she considers her younger sister, for a scene in the upcoming ABS-CBN series.

Ahead of its primetime debut later this month, the drama series has already stirred buzz online for a confronation scene involving the lead actresses, as shown in its trailer.

The already-popular scene 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.

"Sa totoo lang, ang hirap gawin no'n para sa akin kasi little sister ang turing ko kay Maja," the 28-year-old Locsin said. "At dahil nga medyo mabigat 'yung kamay ko, iniiwasan ko rin talaga ang mga sampalang eksena."

Referring to the web of romance among their respective characters, the 25-year-old Salvador said, "Bawat karakter namin dito nina Angel, Jericho at JC (de Vera) ay may kani-kaniyang laban sa buhay."

"May mali, may tama. Pero siguradong lahat makakarelate dahil lahat tayo, minsan sa buhay natin, ay nagmahal, nasaktan at natutong lumaban," she said.

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.