socialite‘ has been interviewing faces who had their golden years on television for some time and who are now revealing how they lived through that time. This weekend, it was the turn of Mariano Penathe actor who embodied the mythical Mauricio Beekeeper in the series’aida‘. A role that, as the interpreter acknowledges, marked a before and after in his career.

“Little by little I was seeing that people stopped me on the street and that they began to love Mariano Peña through Mauricio Colmenero”, recalls the actor, who played the waiter for nearly ten years.

During the interview, the interpreter assures that the team had no idea what ‘Aída’ was going to entail – one of the most popular series in the history of television in our country. And, of course, he never thought that his character, a racist and homophobic waiterwould be so loved.

Mariano Peña, in ‘Socialite’.


What’s more: Mariano confesses that, at first, he felt panic at everything his character released through his mouth. “Every time he spoke, the little pearls he dropped… It made me panic. I said: ‘But if this is outrageous, how can I say this, I am very respectful.’ And they told me not to worry, that he was very funny and that he was very nice, “he explains.

A character that gave him great stability,

Little by little, Mariano began to make the character his own. “I fill Mauricio a lot and Mauricio fills me a lot. I gave a lot to this character“, assures the actor in the Telecinco program.

Thanks to this role, Mariano was able to enjoy a great stability, so often longed for in the profession. However, she also acknowledges that stayed typecast and makes it clear that he is open to new projects: “I think I have no more television or film demand for the character. I have already eaten the payment and I am happy. Yes, it is true that everything that comes will be welcome“.

Mariano Peña, in 'Socialite'.

Mariano Peña, in ‘Socialite’.


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In favor of the return of ‘Aída’

In addition to talking about Mauricio, Mariano assures that one was formed family after so many years in ‘Aída’. He even reveals that edward casanova He has formed a (WhatsApp) group and that there is a pending meal that is being organized. And he does not hesitate to ask for the return of the series: “I would have liked that ‘Aída’ had not been said goodbye. Above all because it is current, it is current and because it was very funny“.

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