Actor Daniel Arenas says he won't get stuck in heartthrob roles

Miami, Sep 20 (EFE).- The star of the telenovela "Corazon Indomable" (Indomitable Heart), Colombia's Daniel Arenas, told Efe in an interview that he has no wish to get stuck in heartthrob roles.

"I'm interested in doing all kinds of parts, including some where I have to change my physical appearance or play the villain. I'm very histrionic and I want to do different things, far from just being me. The truth is I have no interest in always seeing myself as the 'good looker,'" said Arenas, who plays Octavio Narvaez in "Corazon Indomable," which currently boasts the biggest viewership on Televisa.

The artist said during Thursday's interview that more than once he has lost a role for being considered a "pretty boy without talent," which is why he is working so hard to be up to any acting challenge.

"In this field I think everyone has to be aware of who he is and what he can do so he can use it. But by now I think we've learned that an actor, just because he's handsome, is not necessarily a poor actor. Sometimes they've turned me down because of my physical appearance, but more than once I've surprised them with my ability," he said.

He named as his role model compatriot Miguel Varoni, an actor equally convincing as the handsome lover or the evil villain.

Arenas said he feels proud and happy to play his first starring role for Televisa in a production that has made more than one of his dreams come true.

"My character is a pilot and my dream was always to be a commercial pilot, so besides working in a production with a wonderful cast, I'm living a fantasy," he laughed.