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Raya! Sofia Pablo, now known for her mermaid role in ‘Raya Sirena’; reveals her favorite ‘Dyesebel’ was Anne Curtis

“Yung favorite ko po kasi, yung kay… Maganda po yung kay Ate Marian pero yung pinapanuod ko po kasi before mula simula ay yung kay Ate Anne. Actually, nagpa-picture po ako sa kanya before no’ng magkakasama sila. Yun po talaga ang favorite ko pero maganda rin naman po yung kay Ate Marian.”

On Friday, April 22, Kapuso star Sofia Pablo’s past roles were forgotten by her fans after she top-billed the fantasy mini-series, Raya Sirena.

In the virtual media conference that included co-stars Allen Ansay and Saviour Ramos, the 16-year-old young actress shared that it boosted her confidence.



“S’yempre po, noong una, nape-pressure. Kaso na-realized ko na ayokong ma-pressure. Kasi dapat masaya ako na—ngayon po kasi kapag lumalabas ako, hindi na po ako tinatawag ng mga iba kong roles. Mostly po, Raya Sirena na. Na-overwhelm naman po ako na kahit teaser pa lang yung nakikita nila is tumatak na po sa kanila na ako si Raya Sirena.”

She added, “Kaya imbes na ma-pressure po ako, sabi ko, dapat maging masaya and proud ako na eto na, nakikila na si Raya Sirena. And ang mahalaga naman po sa aming lahat is hindi yung dami ng mga viewers kundi yung may napapasaya kami na mga tao.”

However, Pablo admitted that there is still pressure knowing that it was Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera who last played Dyesebel in 2008.

“Kaya I’m really trying—I’m really doing my best in every scene na patunayan na promising din ako like them. Gusto ko rin pong bigyan ng hustisya ang pagtiwala ng GMA at ng Regal.”

The young actress assured, “Kasi po hindi biro ang binigay nila na tiwala para bigyan ako ng mermaid role. At such a young age, pinagkatiwalaan nila ako. Kaya hinding-hindi ko po papabayaan na matapos ko ito na parang so-so lang. Gusto ko po talaga the best I can be.”

Although a Kapuso, Pablo revealed that her favorite actress who played Dyesebel was Kapamilya star Anne Curtis.

“Yung favorite ko po kasi, yung kay… Maganda po yung kay Ate Marian pero yung pinapanuod ko po kasi before mula simula ay yung kay Ate Anne. Actually, nagpa-picture po ako sa kanya before no’ng magkakasama sila. Yun po talaga ang favorite ko pero maganda rin naman po yung kay Ate Marian.”

She, however, aims to be distinct from all the actresses who play the same role.

“Of course, ine-aim ko po talaga na mag-marka si Raya Sirena and hindi po yung magkaroon ng mga comments na para siyang si ganitong sirena, para siyang si ganito.

“Ayun po yung iniiwasan ko na parang makitaan po nila parang may resemblance si Raya sa ganito ah. Gusto ko po talaga, Raya Sirena is Raya Sirena. Wala na po yung side comments.”

“Dapat yung pag-arte ko kay Raya is malayo rin po sa ibang mga gumanap na mermaid para talagang makita na si Raya is Raya as her own mermaid story not like any other.”



After GMA Blockbusters, Raya Sirena will be aired starting Sunday, April 24, at 3:05 p.m.

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