New Amsterdam's Dora and Emergence's Abby may both work in hospitals but that's where the similarity ends, says Zabryna Guevara

What the characters do also have in common is that they are both part of true stories that she can get on board emotionally, Guevara tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW)


                            New Amsterdam's Dora and Emergence's Abby may both work in hospitals but that's where the similarity ends, says Zabryna Guevara

It's impressive enough to be in a beloved and popular show like NBC's 'New Amsterdam,' which returned for a much-anticipated second season on Tuesday, September 24, but Zabryna Guevara is impressing us all over again with another vibrant role this television season - as Abby in one of ABC's most ambitious projects, 'Emergence'.

The talented actress, who portrays Dora in the medical drama, is playing a pediatrician in the promising mystery thriller, but being in a hospital for most scenes is among the few things these women have in common. 

Guevara, revealed to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) that other than the fact that both characters are played by her she doesn't see much of a similarity between them at all.

"In terms of their personalities, characters, they are different in the respect that Dora is someone who needs order and rules to be followed in order for her day and her job to be done properly and correctly. There is very little gray area in the world that Dora lives in. I think Max ends up changing that a great deal for her because he's such a rule-breaker and she inherently has to deal with the fallout of that," she tells MEAWW. 

(L-R) Owain Yeoman, Robert Bailey Jr., Ashley Aufderheide, Allison Tolman, Zabryna Guevara, Donald Faison and Clancy Brown attend the premiere Of ABC's Emergence with PEOPLE on September 16, 2019 in New York City.

She further clarified that while she truly believes Dora's happy place in where all the colors belong in the line that they belong, Dr. Abby Fraiser on 'Emergence', is very different from that.

"She is more laid back," says Guevara, adding, "She is not an irresponsible pediatrician, but she's a pediatrician in a small town. A lot of crazy things don't really happen there. She is surrounded by the people she loves and it's comfortable and I don't think she stresses or sweats so much the little stuff to get through the day."

What the characters do have in common is that they are both a part of true stories that hit on a thread that she can get on board with emotionally.

"[I am] able to delve into the character in a deep way. If I don't find those elements there then it's harder for me to be a fully committed partner because it's a commitment to be part of a show and also it's a collaboration. And, if I don't feel like I'm collaborating it's harder for me to give my everything," she relates. 

You can watch Guevara as the compassionate Dora on NBC's 'New Amsterdam' and the headstrong Abby on ABC's 'Emergence' on Tuesday nights.

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