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Jodi keeps off married men

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JUST A THOUGHT:“Love without action is meaningless and action without love is irrelevant.” – Deepak Chopra

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TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS: Torn between two handsome, mature leading men in her new film, Jodi Sta. Maria explains she can’t be too attracted to her screen partners beyond the call of duty.

Both her love interests in two succeeding teleseryes – Richard Yap in “Be Careful with my Heart,” and Ian Veneracion in “Pangako Sa’Yo,” are married and with children.

‘I will never get involved with a married man,’ she said during a recent media meet-up in line with her new movie, The Achy Breaky Hearts. Jodi said she can never imagine herself messing up a marriage, more so, the lives of children in that marriage.

The 34-year old actress says she maintains a good relationship with both Richard and Ian whom she considers real close friends. ‘I feel good around them because they’re safe, harmless as far as I’m concerned,’ she added.

It doesn’t help that Jodi admitted recently that she has turned single following her break- up with Cavite Vice-Governor Jolo Revilla.

She maintains that keeping a healthy relationship with her screen partners is good to the profession. ‘We have a happy, cheerful atmosphere on the set, we avoid friction,’ she said.

Jodi worked with Richard in Be Careful for two years. She has acted with Ian in three programs previously.

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MATURE YET SINGLE PA RIN: Jodi is seen for the first time with two of her favourite leading men in The Achy Breaky Hearts, a romantic comedy involving three mature characters. It revolves around Jodi’s character, who has been unattached for seven long years.

A former lover (Yap) tries to win her back even as she entertains a new man (Veneracion). The film, directed by AntonetteJadaone, addresses the issue of women on the verge of old maidhood without the benefit of marriage.

It’s a familiar line thrown at singles, both men and women, who are still not married at a certain age. Kelankaba mag-aasawa? The line is perpetually addressed to Jodi’s character, so that at one point, she gets exasperated and hurls back, ‘Kayo, kelan kayo mamamatay?’

The Achy Breaky Hearts opens on June 29. (NESTOR CUARTERO)