MARIDO EN ALQUILER premieres tonight on Telemundo at 9 p.m. ET. A Miami adaptation of the 2011 Brazilian telenovela FINA ESTAMPA, this is the second of Telemundo’s co-productions with Brazilian network GLOBO after EL CLON in 2010. This adaptation is by Perla Farías (FLOR SALVAJE; DAME CHOCOLATE) from Aguinaldo Silva’s original.
Sonya Smith, in her first leading role since ¿DÓNDE ESTÁ ELISA?, stars as Griselda, a fix-it-upper-it handywoman raising her three kids on her own. Veteran leading actor Juan Soler (CUANDO ME ENAMORO), in his first novela for Telemundo, plays Reinaldo, a chef who finds himself drawn to Griselda. Frequent Telemundo villain Maritza Rodríguez (LA CASA DE AL LADO) plays Reinaldo’s wife who no doubt will make life miserable for Griselda and her family.
The “juvenile” leads look to be Gabriel Coronel (RELACIONES PELIGROSAS) as Griselda’s son, ashamed of his humble background, who falls for Reinaldo’s daughter played by Kimberly Dos Ramos (EL ROSTRO DE LA VENGANZA).
The cast also features Roberto Manrique (FLOR SALVAJE), Ricardo Chávez, Pablo Azar (CORAZÓN VALIENTE), Paulo Quevedo (UNA MAID EN MANHATTAN), Sandra Destenave (RELACIONES PELIGROSAS), Ariel Texido (LA CASA DE AL LADO), Daniela Navarro (RELACIONES PELIGROSAS), Alba Roversi (CORAZÓN VALIENTE), Maite Embil (UNA MAID EN MANHATTAN), Dad Dáger (ESTRAMBÓTICA ANASTASIA), Ana Carolina Grajales (RELACIONES PELIGROSAS) and Gabriel Valenzuela (CORAZÓN VALIENTE).
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