5 Gay Characters in Kapamilya Teleseryes Played By Straight Actors, Part 2

Takong (Pangako Sa ‘Yo) 5 Gay Characters in Kapamilya Teleseryes Played By Straight Actors Part 2 1

Thou Reyes played Takong, the gay bestfriend of Yna (Kathryn Bernardo), in the 2015 remake of the hit primetime series Pangako Sa ‘Yo.

Even though playing the gay role was a huge challenge, Thou appreciated how the audience reacted to his character. "You know what’s good with Takong is nagawa kong makita ng tao beyond the gender. Hindi siya nakilala as gay or bakla, nakilala siya as best friend.” He also added that his role was very much different to his persona in real life. He said ”As a character actor you have the responsibility to make your characters so iconic na hindi malalaman ng tao na ikaw na yun in real life. That’s what I love about my job.”

In an interview with Push.com.ph, Thou clarified his sexuality. Contrary to his role in the primetime teleserye, he said he is straight in real life. He even shared his specific type and said "I really like morena girls, physically morena but ngayon kasi, ‘pag mas tumatagal ka dito sa mundo, mas gusto mo na ‘yung character. I think ‘yung taong susuportahan ka sa chosen career mo like itong industry na ito, hindi siya madali. I tried and hindi siya talaga madali kung hindi kayo pareho ng goals so I think dapat malaman mo kung ano ‘yung goal mo sa buhay tapos stick to that, tapos ‘pag nakuha mo na then I think it will come easily ‘pag kailangan mo na ‘yung partner.”

Paloma Picache (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano) 5 Gay Characters in Kapamilya Teleseryes Played By Straight Actors Part 2 2

Coco Martin who plays Ricardo “Cardo” Dalisay disguised as Paloma Picache in the top-rating primetime series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

During an interview, Coco revealed the hardships of doing the role. He said “Totoo pala ang sinasabi ng mga babae na tiis-ganda!” He shared that he initially hesitated to play the role but he later on decided to push through with it because it’s one of his dream roles. He said “Dahil po sa trabaho ko at kinakailangan kong gawin sa character, kahit pikit-mata. Ngayon, nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon para magampanan ko ito, talagang pinaghandaan ko, inaral ko. Tahimik para sa akin talaga, pinag-aaralan ko ang isang babae kung paano gumalaw, tinitingnan ko ang strength o ano. Sabi ko nga, hindi lang isang araw gagawin ko 'yan, pinaghahandaan ko 'yan. Kumbaga, mahabang preparation.”.

Coco is romantically linked to Julia Montes after they worked together in “Walang Hanggan” and “Ikaw Lamang”.

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