Luis Manzano still unsure about accepting gay role

"You know, if I did a gay role na mga tipong P400 lang angbudget, siguro magre-react siya. But of course, being under Star Cinema, kasamako, mommy ko, si John Lloyd, at directed ni Olive Lamasan—si Inang—I thinkyou know...that will be a dream role," explains Luis Manzano when asked about the reaction of his dad Edu Manzano about the gay role being offered to him. Luis is stillunsure whether to accept the role or not.



Nakorner ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si LuisManzano, right after ma-interview nang one-on-one ni Luis ang ina niyang siBatangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto for his show Entertainment Live!.

Present din nga si Luis sa presscon ng kanyang ina asendorser of Bear Brand's "Laki Sa Gatas" Nutrition Education Campaign. Perothis time, as member of media ang dating ni Luis na matiyaga pang naghintay saina niya na tapusin ang presscon proper just to interview her.

Agad kinumusta ng PEP kay Luis ang tungkol sa offer ng StarCinema Productions sa kanya na gumanap bilang gay lover ni John Lloyd Cruz safirst movie na pagsasamahan nila ng Star For All Seasons.

"It's still under talks, pero nandun yung offer, nandun yungmeeting. Pero we're still thinking about it," sagot agad ni Luis.

If ever, this is the first time na gaganap bilang gay sapelikula si Luis.

"Besides gabi-gabi," biro ni Luis. "Hindi...uh, yes. Ang sabiko naman talaga, isa sa mga dream role ko—dalawa actually—yung mentallyhandicapped or mentally challenged or isang conflict gay role. Pero ito,dumating na ito [gay role], so, I still have to consider talaga."

Ano ang chance na tatanggapin niya ang offer?

"I honestly have no idea."

Sa pagkakaalam ng PEP, one week lang ang ibinigay na panahonni Luis sa Star Cinema para makapag-isip kung tatanggapin ba niya o hindi angoffer.

"Actually, magtu-two weeks na."

Kailan niya ibibigay ang desisyon niya?

"You know, may partly decision na ako. Pero I still have toreconsider or...ano siguro, ask for a sign."

Anong sign kaya ito?

"Kapag may nahulog na airplane... Parang ang sama naman nasign na ganun," bawi ni Luis.

Nag-aalala ba siya na baka magkaroon ng bed scene or kissingscene?

"Ako ang nagre-request ng bed scene," biro ulit ni Luis.

"Hindi yun,definitely. Hindi ko pa kaya."

Ang kissing scene?

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"Ah, hindi rin."

So, anong klaseng gay role ang gagawin niya sa movie?

"Yung complex gay. I don't think naman for you to be gay youneed to show na... that you have to kiss the guy."

MOM AND DAD'S SAY. Aware ba si Governor Vi na mayoffer sa kanya na gumanap na gay lover ni John Lloyd sa movie nila?

"Okey lang for her. She thinks na it's a good role and anacting piece. Pero sana lang kasi mabasa ko muna yung script. Kasi hindi ko panababasa yung script. Pero they talk to me about it na. And I'm considering.Pero it's different kahit paano kapag may nabasa na akong script. But Iunderstand na ginagawa pa, pinapaganda pa."

Ano ang reaction ng daddy niya na si Edu Manzano about theoffer?

"Hindi ko pa siya nakakausap about it."

Sa tingin niya kaya magre-react ang dad niya kapag gumanapsiya na gay sa movie?

"You know, if I did a gay role na mga tipong P400 lang angbudget, siguro magre-react siya. But of course, being under Star Cinema, kasamako, mommy ko, si John Lloyd, at directed by ni Olive Lamasan—si Inang—I thinkyou know, that will be a dream role."

Wala na siyang ibang kinu-consider para tanggapin ang alok?

"Ah, personal na lang. It's a personal choice naman, di ba?There are decisions in life na you're waiting for a sign or a trigger. Thereare decisions na you can say yes in less than a second and there are some na you wait for that clickinside of you."

ANGEL'S SAY. Ano naman ang sabi sa kanya ni Angelabout the offer?

"She thinks it's a good project."

What about a movie with Angel?

"Wow! I would have to say, dahil kami nga ni Angel as muchas possible, uh...depende sa script. Kami ni Angel kasi we don't want to worktogether. Kasi in the sense na mas mapapakialaman [ang personal relationshipnila] na kumbaga, mas pupunta ka pa sa spotlight. E, you're asking for trouble,e.

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"Out of the pan and into the fire ang dating mo noon, e.Tutal siguro if it's episodic, sabihin mo yung mga MMK [Maalaala MoKaya], yung mga one time na like that. Try lang, okey lang. Pero sigurosomething as big as a movie or a teleserye? Medyo, ah...depende rin sa script.Ayoko namang sabihin na hindi. Pero it depends on the script," tapos ni Luis.


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