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Anne Curtis on playing transgender role: ‘Love should always come first’

/ 01:19 PM July 15, 2019

Anne Curtis stood up for members of the LGBTQ+ community, after portraying a transgender man on the drama anthology, “Maalala Mo Kaya”.

“Love should always come first,” the “It’s Showtime” host said in her Instagram post last Saturday, July 13.

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Love should always come first. No matter the gender or how people identify themselves as, at the end of the day, we are all humans who deserve to live in a world of LOVE and RESPECT 🌈. Maraming Salamat Marrz Balaoro sa pagpayag nyo po na gampanan ko ang kwento ng buhay nyo at sa @mmkofficial sa tiwala na binigay nyo po sa akin sa special episode na to. Happy 28th Anniversary. Thank you for watching. #MMKEmbracingMe #mmk28years #rsbdramaunit

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“No matter the gender or how people identify themselves as,” the actress stated. “At the end of the day, we are all humans who deserve to live in a world of LOVE and RESPECT.”

She also expressed her gratitude to Marzz Balaoro, the transgender man whose life she portrayed on the show.

“Maraming Salamat Marrz Balaoro sa pagpayag [niyo] po na gampanan ko ang kwento ng buhay [niyo],” Curtis added. “At sa @mmkofficial sa tiwala na binigay [niyo] po sa akin sa special episode na [ito].”

(Many thanks Marrz Balaoro for your permission to let me portray the story of your life and to @mmkofficial for the trust you gave me, for this special episode.)

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Balaoro is a transgender man who started the FilGuys Association in Hong Kong. He is also an advocate for the rights of the LGBT community, as per a video posted on the Instagram page of “Maalala Mo Kaya” last Friday, July 12.

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#MMK28Years #MMK2019 #KapamilyaShareNa #RSBDramaUnit

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Filmmaker Barry Gonzalez directed the episode starring Curtis alongside actress Bianca King. The episode entitled “Embracing Me” aired last Saturday, July 13. JB

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