Does Yael Grobglas have a Twin in Real Life?

Every Monday, we got to see another wacky Jane the Virgin episode. 

We finally met Jane’s cousin, Catalina, and saw some extremely awkward tension between Jane, Michael, and Rafael grow once more. 

Did this pose a new source of controversy? 

The ramifications of Petra finally disclosing that she had awoken from her paralytic prison, where her jumpy double had imprisoned her.

But does she has a twin in real life?

Does Yael Grobglas have a Twin Sister in Real Life?

Yael Grobglas doesn’t have a twin sister in real life. In Jane the Virgin, the actress played two roles as a twin, and people were wondering whether she had a twin.

However, this isn’t the case, she plays both Petra and Anezka in the show. 

The Israeli actress revealed that she has to study a lot to get into character for both roles.

This is because the characters are distinct, and each requires thorough research and preparation to perform. 

“I’m like, ‘I’m playing what? I have a douching company? All right.’ Google, ‘What the hell is douching?’ Got it,” the actress revealed. 

Jane the Virgin is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela that premiered on The CW on October 13, 2014. 

It is a loose adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen created by Perla Farías.

The series stars Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva, a working, religious young Latina virgin who becomes pregnant after accidentally artificially inseminated. 

The program parodies commonly used tropes and devices in Latin telenovelas.

Since its premiere, Jane the Virgin has received critical acclaim, with praise for its writing and cast. 

The series also won the Peabody Award in 2015 and was nominated for Golden Globe Awards in 2015 and 2016. 

On January 8, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a fourth season, which will premiere on October 13, 2018.

Yael Grobglas

Yael Grobglas is an Israeli actress born on October 7th, 1985. 

She is best known as Petra Solano in the USA crime drama series, Revenge (2011-2016). 

She also appeared in other TV series like The Mentalist and How I Met Your Mother. Everyone who saw Yael in Revenge had the same question: Does she have a twin sister? 

Jane the Virgin is Grobglas’ third project for the CW. 

In 2013, the Israeli actress made her American acting debut in The Selection, a CW pilot. 

Although the series was canceled, her next role, Olivia D’Amencourt on Reign, lasted several months and required the actress to go back and forth between Toronto, Tel Aviv, and Los Angeles. 

Then there was Jane.

“When I got the Jane script, I thought it was so incredibly unique, and I was laughing out loud—and then I was crying,” Grobglas said, adding later, “There was nothing I could even compare it to. And I think they’ve been very true to that. It’s been its own world.”

In addition to establishing her TV home, the show has provided Grobglas with the opportunity to portray her own twin, a rare and sought-acting role that she has not squandered. 

Grobglas said she got the initial Anezka script around a year ago, with no indication of what was to come. 

Grobglas became concerned that she was being murdered off as her co-stars teased her and asked if she’d read the screenplay that introduced Anezka.

“It actually fooled me,” Grobglas said. “I thought, Shit. My character’s leaving! Then my twin sister showed up. So that was wonderful.”

The less-polished Anezka is the polar opposite of Petra’s coolness—and if you’re wondering where the mousier sibling got her inspiration, you might be surprised.