Jairus Aquino admits to difficulty in portraying gay roles
Jairus Aquino revealed his previous difficulty in accepting and portraying gay roles after the red carpet premiere of his latest movie, “Petmalu,” on Aug. 27.
The actor said in an exclusive interview with Push that he felt he wasn’t ready to take on gay roles before, so he had to turn them down.
“Mostly TV po talaga. Hindi naman sa tinanggihan ko dahil ayokong gawin, it’s just that I’m not ready,” said Aquino.
Aquino wanted to bide his time until he felt confident that he could live up to what would be expected of him.
Aquino said, “Talagang tinantya ko muna, until sabi ko, sige gagawin na, total yung binigay naman ni Direk Joven (Tan) is parang nasa level one to five pa lang naman. Pero nag-e-escalate during the movie, eh, tumataas po, di ba?”
Fortunately, the offer from director Joven Tan to star in “Petmalu” and play a gay role made Aquino feel confident enough with his abilities to take on the challenge, as stated in the report.
“Sabi ko, sige, bakit hindi ko subukan total artista tayo, eh, we have to do something different for ourselves,” said Aquino.
Aquino also revealed that he had received numerous offers to portray gay characters in movies and TV series. However, the actor wanted to keep the pace slow and steadily build up his knowledge and experience.
“I want to be something else sa industriya na ito. I want to prove something or be something, matuto and I have to do something na hindi ko rin alam.” Alfred Bayle /ra
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