Despite working together for the first time, Maja Salvador and Joseph Marco easily won the hearts of Kapamilyas around the world as Lily and Diego on Wildflower. They credited their on-screen chemistry partly to the characters’ backstory, “Ang ganda ng story ni young Lily and ni young Diego.” When the two were finally reunited as adults, the longing between them was just too hard to resist.
Aside from this, Maja and Joseph knew that they were handed a huge responsibility as the lead actors in this hit teleserye. So, they also focused on developing their bond behind the cameras. It definitely helped that they spent almost everyday together thanks to filming. “Excited ako doon sa mabubuong friendship,” Maja stated.
“We’re still getting to know each other,” Joseph added. He opened up about how their on-screen chemistry relies heavily on their relationship in real life. “Minsan kasi hindi naman siya [chemistry] tatagal kung hindi mo masu-sustain ‘yung closeness,” he explained.
The result of this was these fun discoveries about each other! Joseph learned that Maja is a relatively low maintenance person. “To the point na parang wala siyang pake,” he revealed. The Kapamilya actress’ simplicity only proves that her beauty is just effortless. On the other hand, Maja learned that Joseph cooks and bakes. He always had something to share on set. “Maliban sa pandesal niya, may iba pa siya na-bake,” she teased. Admittedly, however, he is health conscious which is why the food he made did not always taste like anything, “Masarap pero walang lasa.” Regardless, she is thankful for the actor’s effort to make and share something.
“Sobrang open ngayon nung pag-uumpisa namin ni Joseph,” Maja continued. The two Kapamilya stars appreciated the honesty and looked forward to becoming even more comfortable around each other. In the end, it all worked out because they were able to execute the scenes as best as they could.