Sanya Lopez’s receptiveness to criticism helped her become a better actress
Before actress Sanya Lopez had her big break by bagging the role of “Danaya” in GMA Network’s Encantadia 2016 remake, she only appeared as a bit player, or “ekstra,” on different television shows. Today, she stands as one of the promising and rising stars of the Kapuso family, but take note: it did not happen overnight. The secret? There is none.
Lopez took to Instagram last night with a reminiscent note wherein she looked back on her early days in Encantandia. “There was a time during Encantadia days when I received comments that ‘Sanya is just a newbie and she has no right to be in the level of the other leads,’ (sic)” wrote Lopez. “Na baka masapawan lang ako sa acting at di ko mapantayan ang pagganap ni ate Diana Zubiri as Danaya nung past Encantadia.”
It was here when Lopez shared just what she felt from hearing the said comments. “Masakit din po syempre para sakin. I feel sad about it lalo na pinaghirapan ko talaga na makuha yung role ni Danaya,” said Lopez.
Lopez, however, didn’t let the criticisms break her. Instead, she took them constructively and used them to better herself. “Pinakinggan ko pa rin ang mga comments, baka may point nga sila. Which I realize tama naman po sila, I haven’t proven anything yet. Pero pinagbutihan ko na lang sa lahat ng ginagawa ko.”
What’s important, Lopez said, is that “wala kang inaapakan at inaagrabyadong tao.”
Bashers, on the other hand, are a different matter. But for Lopez, they are not given the time of day, instead turning to her supporters, her SanyaWarriors, for inspiration.
“My manager, all my supporters SanyaWarriors helped me and inspires me (sic),” wrote Lopez. “My manager gave me advice on how to handle bashers. Yung mga sumusuporta sakin, sila yung nasasaktan para sakin, pero sinasabi ko nalang na hayaan nalang natin sila.”
Lopez, too, is most thankful for her family who continues to support her. “Most of all I’m always thankful that I have my family who always love me and believe in me (sic).”
A receptiveness to criticism. It’s an admirable and rare characteristic to have in a world that seemingly thinks too highly of itself, especially in the name of fame. But one mustn’t be so Icarian, and Lopez, despite her flares of success, remains loyal to her sensibilities. Humility and a listening ear trump the ego, after all. /ra