Maja Salvador has a knack for playing pretty memorable characters, but one of her most slept on roles is Trisha from "One More Chance".
But who can blame us right? It's easy for Trisha to get lost in the whirlwind of Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Basha's (Bea Alonzo) iconic relationship. It's also easy to make her out as the villain, the girl in between two people who are meant to be together. But maybe it's time that changes.
Trisha, with her short-before-it-was-cool hair, can be argued as one of the strongest, three-dimensional characters we've ever seen in cinema. She was tough yet vulnerable, strong-willed yet all fluff, and if we're being honest, we've all been her before. A perfect partner who was, unfortunately, not "The One".
So, in honor of strong women everywhere who have yet to find the Popoy to their Basha, here are six memorable moments from "One More Chance" where Trisha proved that while love might be a losing game, it is still worth the chance.
1. Trisha knows her worth, and knows that she should be respected.
The first time the heartbroken Popoy meets Trisha, he plants a big, drunken kiss on her lips. And she slapped him right across the face and walked away.
However, she didn't hold that faux pas against him. Instead, she saw the good in a broken man and worked to put him back on his feet.
2. Trisha has a strong sense of direction career-wise and strives to be independent.
In spite of Popoy's controlling tendencies, Trisha, who works hard to make it as a singer, doesn't lose sight of her goals or her identity. In a scene where she's buying a new guitar, we see her outright refuse Popoy's offer to pick up the check. She stands her ground and reminds him that what's hers is hers, and what's his is his.
3. Trisha shares pants-wearing responsibilities with her man.
The thing about Trisha is that she knows what she wants, and she's not exactly shy in demanding that her wants and needs are met. And if that's not admirable, then what is?
4. Trisha doesn't let jealousy get in the way of decency.
We all know how complicated it is to deal with our SO's exes, but Trisha handles it with grace and class. She signed off on picking up Basha and driving her home after an unfortunate car breakdown left her stranded in the rain. She showed compassion and understanding to somebody who still harbored feelings for her man (and we love her for it).
5. Trisha might be tough-as-nails, but she gives her all when it comes to love.
Throughout the entire movie, we see all the little ways that Trisha opened her heart and life to Popoy. She takes care of him: of his heart, his health, and selflessly gives him her unwavering love. One of the biggest clues to this fact is when she wrote Popoy a song for their first anniversary. Here's this girl, mixing her passion with the man she sees as her future.
6. Trisha is smart enough to know when it's time to walk away.
In this scene, we see Trisha take control of her relationship, which by the time the end of the movie rolls around, is spiraling out of control to make way for Popoy and Basha's reunion. She tells her boyfriend, "Sabihin mo na lang...walang madaling paraan para gawin 'to, kasi ang sakit na."
Again, we see her strong sense of self-worth come into play. She knows what she deserves, and it's better than what Popoy can give.
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