Real value of family in ‘The Legal Wife’

ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel’s The Legal Wife heats up worldwide television not only with fierce confrontations but with real-life issues as well, according to top caliber directors Rory Quintos and Dado Lumibao.

From left: The Legal Wife cast Angel Locsin, Jericho
Rosales, Maja Salvador, and KC de Vera

“We want to make sure that our audience will follow our show not only because of the slapping scenes, but also because, through it, they learn how to deal with the problems of their own families which they have been afraid to face,” said Quintos about the series top-billed by Angel Locsin, Maja Salvador, JC de Vera, and Jericho Rosales.

“Many viewers will be able to connect with the characters of Monica (Locsin), Nicole (Salvador), Max (de Vera), and Adrian (Rosales), because their personal battles are true-to-life. The Legal Wife is about the love and sacrifices that a person is willing to do for the sake of his family,” Lumibao explained.

Meanwhile, Locsin, Salvador, de Vera and Rosales revealed that the story of The Legal Wife also made them discover a lot about themselves.

“Everyone has already experienced how to love and make mistakes. Because of my character Monica, I realized that I need to be strong in order to face all the trials in my life, especially if my family is affected,” said Locsin.

For Rosales, the plot of The Legal Wife will serve as a huge eye-opener for Filipino families. “Infidelity is such a sensitive topic, but I believe that this is the right time to make everyone understand why this happens, and why people end up in this situation,” he said.

Salvador added that while her character in the series is controversial, she believes that many people will be able to relate with Nicole.

“There are many kinds of love, but there is this kind where somebody accepts your whole personality despite of the things that you did in the past,” she shared.

“I appreciate love for my family and for others now, more than I used to because of my character Max’ ability to give everything he has got without asking for anything in return,” de Vera said.

The Legal Wife features the story of Monica and Adrian, a married couple whose lives are about to turn around because of a huge mistake. How will Monica and Adrian be able to fulfill the promise of forever when the foundation of their relationship is already shattered?

Also part of The Legal Wife cast are some of the country’s best drama actors including Joem Bascon, Ahron Villena, Rio Locsin, Mark Gil, Maria Isabel Lopez, Bernard Palanca, and Christopher de Leon.

The Legal Wife premiered on TFC worldwide last Monday and Tuesday in Australia, Guam and New Zealand. Witness the events unfold on The Legal Wife anytime, anywhere via TFC’s official online service, Connect with fellow Kapamilyas worldwide and visit


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