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Sylvia Sanchez happy to take a break from acting after ‘Misis Piggy’

‘Misis Piggy’ star and producer Sylvia Sanchez says she is looking forward to getting a long rest from doing teleserye work this year.

Sylvia Sanchez happy to take a break from acting after ‘Misis Piggy’-Rhea Manila Santos
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Rhea Manila Santos

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05/03/2022 09:54 AM
Sylvia Sanchez happy to take a break from acting after ‘Misis Piggy’
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Last year, Sylvia Sanchez revealed her plans to take a hiatus from showbiz after doing the popular drama series Huwag Kang Mangamba where she played the role of Barang, a differently abled beggar. The veteran actress said nothing has changed with her plans even with the addition of her current series Misis Piggy to her portfolio this year.

“Kaklaruhin ko lang ‘to, after ko maramdaman yung pagka-drain dun, grateful ako sa Huwag Kang Mangamba ha dun kay Barang. Sobrang ganda ng role pero very tiring lang yun sobra. Habang ginagawa yun pa-ending nagsabi ako na after nito, what’s next na serye? So sabi ko pahinga muna ako sa serye. Pero bago ako nagpahinga sa serye natanggap ko na ‘to eh at in-offer na sa akin. Eh naka-oo ako. Kaya mas nauna ako na mag-de-decide ako na magpahinga muna sa serye,” she admitted. 

READ: Sylvia Sanchez is proud to work with daughter Ria Atayde in ‘Misis Piggy’: ‘Gusto ko itong ipagmalaki, ang galing ni Ria dito’


Even though she is taking a break from acting, Sylvia said she will still be active working in her capacity as a producer.

“Magpapahinga ako onscreen as artista pero nasa likod naman ng camera. Sabi ko kay Ria (Atayde), ‘Ria, ikaw na yan. Papahinga na muna ako the whole year.’ Kasi after Greatest Love, Hanggang Saan, Pamilya Ko,  sunod sunod eh, etong Huwag Kang Mangamba, hindi ako nakapagpahinga eh. So sabi niya, ‘Mommy pahinga ka,’ kasi kahit sa bahay nag-iiba ako eh. Nadadala ko si Barang hanggang ngayon. Kailangan ko talaga magpahinga after this. Pahinga sa pagharap sa camera, sa pag-iyak. Kasi pag-artista ka andun lahat ng emosyon eh,” she explained. 

READ: Ria Atayde on working with mom Sylvia Sanchez on ‘Misis Piggy’: ‘I was really dreading it at the start’

With her latest role as a single mother named Marivic who is working hard to support her three grown children, Sylvia said she can easily relate to the role being a working mom to four children in real life, including her second child and Misis Piggy co-star Ria who plays her eldest daughter on the show.

“Nakaka-relate ako kasi yung pagiging hardworking, na sobra gagawin lahat ng klase ng trabaho para maitaguyod yung mga anak ko. Ginawa ko naman talaga sa totoong buhay yun. And very close din sa akin ito dahil meron akong Lani which is si Ria sa totoong buhay. Kasi pag wala ako sa bahay, pag artista ako, pag hindi ako nagiging nanay sa bahay may sumasalo na isang Ria which is siya talaga,” she revealed. 

This was also Sylvia’s first time to work with Misis Piggy writer and director Carlo Catu.

“First day pa lang, importante kasi sa akin yung collaboration, palaging aktor at director. First day, first time naming nagkita. Sinabi ko sa kanya kung hindi niya magustuhan ang take one, i-take two natin, hangga’t gusto mo, hanggang kaya mo. Kasi hindi ka puwede magyabang na ikaw yung artista dito. At the same time hindi siya puwede magyabang na siya yung director siya yung masusunod. Collaboration yun para maging okay,” she said. 

Watch the iWantTFC series Misis Piggy starring Sylvia Sanchez, Ricky Davao, Ria Atayde, Elijah Canlas, Iana Bernardez, Rubi Rubi, Fino Herrera, Kyle Velino, and Nikko Natividad. Written and directed by Carlo Catu.