GMA-7 dares to defy convention with a daring new drama series tackling homosexual relationship in My Husband’s Lover.
Topbilled by Carla Abellana, Dennis Trillo, and new Kapuso Tom Rodriguez, the primetime series will premiere on June 10.
Tom will play Carla's husband who has a gay lover (Dennis).
At the presscon of My Husband’s Lover last Tuesday, June 4, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Tom how he prepared for the role of Vincent.
He said, “Interview. Nag-interview ako ng maraming-maraming tao, nanood ng mga pelikula na dati… Brokeback Mountain, dati iniwasan ko talaga.
“Ngayon, pinanood ko dalawang beses. Kasi nung unang beses ko pinanood, hindi ko talaga matingnan.”
Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 Ang Lee film that starred Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger. The story revolves around the secretive and forbidden relationship between two cowboys.
THE BIG SWITCH. Prior to My Husband's Lover, Tom was cast in ABS-CBN's daytime series Be Careful With My Heart as the man who fathered the son of Aiza Seguerra’s character.
Tom was directly asked whether he was given a bigger offer by GMA-7 that he had to leave the Kapamilya network.
He replied, “It wasn’t because of that.
"Actually, nung inimbitahan nila akong mag-audition [for My Husband's Lover] at nakita ko yung materyal…
“Before kasi, I shied away from these kind of roles even though I was offered roles…
“Kasi feeling ko, as an actor, baka hindi ko pa kaya, baka hilaw pa ako, baka hindi ko magampanan nang tama.
“Pero nung nakita ko yung script for the audition, may takot ako na baka ganun din, baka hindi ko magampanan nang tama.