SANYA Lopez says she couldn’t believe it when first informed that she’ll be Dennis Trillo’s leading lady in GMA-7’s new primetime soap, “Cain at Abel”. “I had to pinch myself kasi ’di ako makapaniwalang part ako ng ganitong kalaking show,” she adds. “This is a very big blessing for me, to be able to work with the two kings of GMA, the Primetime King and the Drama King.”
She most certainly put one over on Barbie Forteza who is very vocal in saying she wants to be paired with Dennis Trillo. Barbie is now the girlfriend of her kuya, Jak Roberto. “That’s true, parehong crush namin si Dennis at dream naming makatrabaho siya. E, first scene namin ni Dennis, kissing scene agad kami. So I texted Barbie at biniro kong naka-strike one na ako against her. Naunahan ko na siya kay Dennis. Sabi naman niya, Ang ganda mo, Ni. Happy naman daw siya for me. Ha ha ha!”
She says she didn’t make a mistake in making Dennis her idol. “He’s really amazing kasi, considering na baguhan lang ako, very supportive siya, walang ere o yabang sa katawan. Very professional din siya. He felt na nanginginig ako sa nerbiyos at ang lamig ng kamay ko when we’ll do our kissing scene, so before the take, he made an effort na kausapin ako para ma-relax ako. Sabi niya, huwag ko na raw siya tawaging kuya at isipin kong pareho lang kami ng age level, so naging mas comfortable agad ako sa kanya. Maganda 'yung role ko rito as Margaret, probinsiyana pero maprinsipyo. Nagkaroon kami ni Dennis ng anak pero pinili kong buhaying mag-isa kasi hindi ko masikmurang galing sa pagnanakaw ang ipinapakain niya sa amin.”
When “Cain at Abel” held its presscon at Prime Hotel, she and the show’s other leading lady, Solenn Heussaff, both came in revealing outfits showing off their top-heavy bossoms. Some press people said it seems Sanya doesn’t want to be eclipsed by Solenn so her tightfitting red gown had a very low neckline and it seems her ample bumpers want to jump out and have freedom.
“Naku, I’m just wearing a push up bra kaya parang luluwa 'yan, ha ha ha! Dibdiban daw ang laban namin ni Solenn but between us, wala kaming rivalry. We’re all just doing our share para mapaganda ang aming show.”
We heard that later on, there will be switching of partners and she will be Dingdong’s girl while Solenn will be paired with Dennis? “Naku, ayoko pong pangunahan ang story at wala pang ganyang nangyayari sa mga script na pinadadala sa amin, so abangan na lang po natin. Basta, we assure the viewers na marami pang maraming exciting twists and turns of plot na mangyayari sa show.”
She said then that she wants to try joining the Bb. Pilipinas pageant and be a beauty queen, but she has since changed her plans. “Kasi maganda naman ang takbo ng showbiz career, sayang naman. E, 'yung career ang priority ko ngayon kasi kumikita na ako. Gusto ko munang makaipon para sa pamilya ko. But nagpapasalamat ako kay Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach for offering na tulungan ako kung sasali ako. She’s very encouraging but hindi na muna siguro ngayon.”