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By Bernie Franco
When Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo’s Varga premieres this Saturday, Mariel Rodriguez will be appearing on three shows one after the other on the same day. She’ll be hosting on Wowowee and Entertainment Live plus she’ll be donning on a super heroine’s costume as Varga. Isn’t she worried of being overexposed? "Feeling ko naman, iba-iba ang ginagawa ko sa bawat show. Iba naman ang ginagawa ko sa Wowowee, iba rin ang ginagawa ko sa E-Live. Right now, I’m a superhero, so iba naman siya," she commented.
Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo’s Varga is considered to be Mariel’s biggest acting break yet, being highly identified as a "kikay" host of Kapamilya shows, namely; Wowowee that runs from Monday to Saturday, Entertainment Live on Saturday and Pinoy Big Brother, which is currently on a season break. Mariel never hid the fact that she always wanted to try acting, which is why she immediately accepted Varga when it was offered to her. She explained that she sees nothing wrong in accepting other projects as long as she is fulfilling her hosting commitments.
She also emphasized that there was no need to seek Wowowee host Willie Revillame’s approval before she accepted latest acting project. "Hindi ko naman po manager si Papi (Willie), di ba?" she explained. "Si Tito Boy (Abunda), may blessing niya," referring to her talent manager. "I really wanted the project."
Since the fantaserye’s target audience is the younger generation, the media asked Mariel if she feels she is fit for the role, having been caught up in controversies during the Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition, particularly on flirting issues. It can be recalled that the TV host became controversial for allegedly dating Zanjoe Marudo while flirting with Jon Avila inside the PBB house at the same time. "Honestly, I don’t think my image has changed (for the worse). Because it’s still me and I’m still the same," she justified. "Okey lang kahit hindi. Pinagdaanan ‘yun ng career ko e, pinagdaanan ko yun bilang tao, so bakit ko yun iibahin?"
Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo’s Varga is the second installment of the Komics icon’s superhero collections. Varga also stars Zanjoe (who recently confirmed he is Mariel’s real-life boyfriend), Sheryl Cruz, Angel Sy, Dexter Doria and Dominic Ochoa. Varga’s bonggacious beginning will be right after the bombastic ending of Kapitan Boom this Saturday right after Cinema FPJ.