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