Ricky Martin speaks to Entertainment Weekly about his part in the upcoming American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace and doing his first gay sex scene for the cameras.
“I thought I was going to be more uncomfortable,” the singer revealed when he recalled filming his first on-screen sex scene for the limited series.
“Then the exhibitionism kicked in for a moment and all of a sudden I was naked in bed in front of 20 people from the crew and another actor I met that same day. I was not nervous at all. On the contrary, I was ready to do what needed to be done.”
Well. My goodness. To be a fly on THAT wall, amiright?
Ricky says playing the role also dredged up memories of having to hide his sexuality that he had forgotten.
“There was a scene where Gianni is weak and almost falling on the beach and I touch him and he goes, ‘Don’t touch me! Paparazzi!’ You don’t understand. That took me back to eight years ago when I was in the closet and it just moved me,” he told EW.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story also stars Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace and Darren Criss as Versace’s killer, Andrew Cunanan.It will premiere next year on FX. (via NewNowNext)