How difficult is it come out of the closet? For one young man, it can be very difficult especially if you have sisters who are seemingly homophobic.
In the September 25 episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya, Matt Evans is cast as a young man who tries to muster the courage to open up about his sexuality. He tries telling one of his sisters (portrayed by Precious Lara Quigaman) but he chickens out when he sees how she treats other homosexuals.
Matt describes his character by saying, "Ang role ko naman dito ay isa kong dakilang kapatid na lumihis ang landas sa pagiging lalaki."
"Nakakatuwa to be given the opportunity, first time kong magge-gay role, di ko pa nagagawa, e. Ngayon ko napatunayan na kaya ko naman pala."
Former beauty queen Daisy Reyes is cast as the eldest in their family while Precious Lara is the sister who tries to toughen up the character of Matt.
"Ang role ko nakakatandang kapatid ni Gary [Matt’s character]," says Precious. "Parang tomboyin at boyish. Lagi ko siyang tinuturuang mag exercise, magdumbells para lumaki yung katawan para di sya mapaaway."
Precious praised the lead actor, who is one of the stars of the afternoon series Rosalka.
"Napakagaling po ni Matt dito, natural na bading siya dito. Marami po kayong aabangan yun nga yung pag-acting namin, ako naman first time ko umarte na bilang parang lalaki, tomboy. Abangan n’yo yung mga fight scenes naming dalawa saka yung bed scenes ni Matt."