Juan Soler returns to the small screen with his new telenovela, Marido en Alquiler.

Argentinian actor Juan Soler is involved in a love triangle, the kind that will have you glued to your seats every night as you watch his latest Telemundo telenovela, Marido en Alquiler. The story involves him, his on-screen wife Teresa Cristina, played by Marisa Rodriguez, and Griselda, played by Sonya Smith. “It’s a very fresh novela, with many touches of comedy that give that extra something to the usual melodrama.”

Soler, who plays restaurateur and chef Reynaldo Ibarra de Alver, had some hands-on training at a culinary school to get a real flavor for his role. “They gave me lessons on how to use the tools of the trade and also taught me how to prepare a couple of dishes too.”

But that’s not all that’s sizzling on this telenovela as things heat up especially between Soler and Smith. “If we didn’t have any chemistry between us we would not have reached the level that the scenes reached. You will love to see this couple in action.” Off screen there’s also a good dynamic between all three actors. “It is a pleasure to work with both of them.”

The 47-year-old actor started his career in 1994 on the TV show Montaña Rusa. In 1996, he starred in the successful telenovela Cañaveral de Pasiones. With his almost 20 years of experience, Soler still finds his career fascinating. “What led me to be an actor is that I had the chance to live many lives in one. The opportunity to get on a stage and play a character is what makes this career inspiring.”

SolerShines_StillSoler’s acting career isn’t the only thing that he’s passionate about. His wife Maki whom he has been married to since 2003, and his three daughters, Mia, 8, Azul, 6, and Valentina, 21, his daughter from a previous relationship, have also changed his life. “I feel that my daughters made me a better person, a much more generous man who is aware that there is something more important than me.”

With his hectic day-to-day life, how does he keep the fire alive in his relationship with Maki? “She’s hot. I love touching her, hugging her and kissing her. I love when I’m with her because I feel that when I’m with Maki, I’m a better person. I love my wife deeply. She is the best thing in my life that’s ever happened to me.”

Marido en Alquiler
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