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Edgar Allan Guzman to ‘closeted’ gays: Be happy and proud

/ 12:05 AM November 28, 2016

 Edgar Allan Guzman

Edgar Allan Guzman

Many talent searches ago, Edgar Allan Guzman won the “Mr. Pogi” tilt in “Eat Bulaga.” Not all pretty boys like him make their mark in show biz, but EA has proven that he’s not all fluff and no substance.

The actor has stepped out of his comfort zone to portray a “closet queen” in Viva Films’ comedy, “Working Beks.” It is about a day in the life of five men of varying levels of “gayness,” age, temperament, class and predicament. It’s “Bading Bonding” to the max.


Here’s my chat with EA:


Are you happier single or in a relationship?

I’m happier with a loving family and a successful career. I admit I get a little distracted when I’m in a relationship.

Since you portray a closet queen in “Working Beks,” what’s your unsolicited advice to “closetas”?

Be happy, proud and gay! The world is more accepting of gays now. They’re a valuable part of our society.

Based on your movie, what are the joys and woes of gay men?

The same as everyone—they work harder, because they have to transcend societal biases, they love like no other, but struggle for more acceptance and integration into society.


What can’t you resist in a girl?

Everything. Sadly, I learned my lesson the hard way. Now, family and career are my priorities.

What’s the craziest thing you did for love?

Making my world revolve around my love life, and letting my family and career take a back seat. My manager told me that after winning Cinemalaya’s best actor award (for 2011’s “Ligo na U, Lapit na Me”), my career could have gone full swing. But I failed him then, including my family and supporters. I cannot afford to do that anymore.

What do you find hard to understand about women?

I don’t understand why some women get to be so possessive, and when they stop dreaming or achieving because of their boyfriends.

Your show biz career started when you won “Mr. Pogi.” What are your tips to contestants in talent searches? Constantly hone your skills. Be very good at what you do, so people won’t ignore you. If you win, stay grounded, be open to learning, and be kind to your fans and coworkers. Strive for longevity in the biz, which is the toughest part.

If your life story were a movie, what would the title be?

“Level Up.” Just like “Stepping Up,” my life is still a work in progress.

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