Carla Abellana Thinks There Are Far More Closeted Gay Actors In ABS-CBN Than In GMA-7Carla Abellana turned a little tactless when asked to name a few actors who she thinks could be possibly gay. She opined that she thinks there are far more discreet or closeted gay actors in ABS-CBN than in GMA-7. That observation got instant agreement from most showbiz reporters who were interviewing her.
But Abellana admitted that her gay radar might not be as strong as it should be. But she is sure that there are more closet queens in the rival network. She added that in her home network, she could not give any name of an actor whom she thinks could be possibly gay.
Abellana clarified that it is also possible that there are closet gay actors in GMA-7. She just can’t tell by now. She reiterated that she does not think there is anything wrong if an actor is gay. She would not have an issue working with a gay co-actor in any project. Abellana also emphasized that she has high regards with members of the third sex.
Timely TV show
Why is Abellana suddenly talking about homosexuality? She attended the recent press conference for her latest project, the GMA Telebabad drama ‘My Husband’s Lover.’ She is joined by co-actors Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo, who both play as gay lovers.
In the TV drama, Abellana’s character is married to the role played by Rodriguez. Without her full knowledge, her husband is having an affair not with another woman but with a man. That is where the major conflict of the story would come.
GMA-7 reiterates that this show could be among its bravest and most daring project ever. That is because it is the first time the usually taboo topic would be given full focus in a primetime show. The show’s producers have made sure no episode would be offensive to the sensibilities of viewers.
Encouraging closet gays
Abellana hopes the show would inspire and encourage closet gays to finally come to terms with their personality. She hopes `the project could encourage more gays to finally come out from the closet to end their miseries in hiding. Some observers think the plot could be compared to the story of the controversial 2006 Hollywood film ‘Brokeback Mountain.’
In the press conference, most of the scenes in the teaser drew positive reaction from showbiz reporters. Most of them screamed and giggled after seeing romantic scenes between Rodriguez and Trillo. This was not surprising since it is a common knowledge that showbiz reporters are predominantly gay.
The show also touches on a timely issue. Homosexuality has become the talk of the town lately following Charice’s admission that she is a lesbian. Just recently, her mother (Raquel Pempengco) also admitted that she also used to be a lesbian. ‘My Husband’s Lover’ would be aired on GMA-7 Telebabad starting June 10.