Sanya and her look-alike Rabiya reunited in a fantasy drama series

Sanya Lopez Rabiya Mateo

When fans found out that Sanya Lopez and Rabiya Mateo were going to be a part of the upcoming second season of “Agimat ng Agila,” they started putting photos of the celebrities side by side, claiming that the two women could impersonate sisters.

“People were tagging us on social media posts, telling us we looked alike. Nakakatuwa! And we are all happy to be with her,” Sanya said during a recent video chat for the fantasy drama series, which airs every Saturday from January 29 on GMA 7. “I was so excited when I learned that she was joining. ”

Rabiya, on the other hand, feels flattered by the comparisons to Sanya. “I’m grateful to those who say we look alike because she’s one of GMA’s biggest stars. She’s always been nice to me since we first met at dinner, and I look forward to forming a better friendship with her,” she said.

However, they didn’t have many scenes together because Sanya only played a limited role this time around, so she could focus on her other soap opera, “First Yaya.” “I hope we will have more chances to work with each other in the future,” Sanya said.

acting tips

While Sanya is the more experienced of the two when it comes to acting, the Kapuso star doesn’t really feel in a position to give Rabiya any tips or advice. “Nahihiya ako…unless she asks personally [advice]. But she’s good from what I saw in our teaser. What I do know is that she had fun doing the show,” she said.

“If Rabiya can handle Miss Universe, I know she can conquer acting too. I trust Rabiya,” she added. “If she ever asks for my help, that’s where I’ll give advice. I’m right here if you ever need me.

How about some tips for weighing love life and career? “I think as long as the relationship doesn’t get in the way of work, it’s fine. It won’t hurt to have some inspiration. If it helps him, then go,” she said. “But always do your best when it’s time to work.”

But on the face of it, Rabiya had already set his priorities. “Career is the goal,” said Rabiya, who is grateful for the support her fellow Ilonggos are giving her for her first major acting project as a Kapuso talent. “They’re all excited…And my mom told me to do my best because my partners aren’t just any actors.”

“Alamat” follows the adventures of soldier and leader of Task Force Kalikasan Gabriel Labrador (Senator Bong Revilla Jr.), who moves his family to a rural community as part of his duty to protect the environment. Sanya is Maya, a stubborn and compassionate local. Rabiya plays a new character, an agent named Asha.

love the challenge

If she could have done what she wanted, Sanya said she would have loved to continue playing Maya. “Honestly, I feel sad. Bitin. Everyone on the team was great to work with. I just had a special turnout and I will miss being a part of this series,” she said. “But I know the show has tons of surprises for us because we have a good creative team.”

One of Rabiya’s childhood dreams was to become a Bond girl. That’s why she loved doing the action scenes, she says, despite all the physical challenges. “As a beauty queen, you have to have finesse, poise, grace. Here you have to really sweat,” Rabiya pointed out. did private sessions with the action director to condition my mind and body for the character.”

“I love the challenge and the transition,” she added. INQ

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