Why Piolo Pascual won't play gay roles
MANILA -- While several actors have recently scored hits by playing gay roles whether in movies or on TV, actor Piolo Pascual is not about to jump on the bandwagon.
"Siguro hindi naman ako tanga para ilagay ang sarili ko sa sitwasyon na pagtatawanan ako at pag-iisipan ako ng hindi maganda," Pascual said during a press conference for his Sunpiology Fun Run, which will happen this November 23 at the Bonifacio Global City.
"I'd rather choose what I can do para hindi ko na kailangan ng isa pang intriga para sumikat pa," he added.
Pascual had admitted of being traumatized by the backlash he received after his breakup with actress KC Concepcion two years ago, which sparked questions about the actor's sexual preference.
Pascual said he will now be more choosy when it comes to accepting projects, especially after his critically acclaimed movie "On The Job."
The award-winning actor is now finishing his latest movie, where he is paired with actress-host Toni Gonzaga, under the direction of Olivia Lamasan
"Gusto ko piliin 'yung mga trabaho na tatanggapin ko. Actually nagtaka nga ako, 'yung movie with Toni (Gonzaga) ayaw ko na kasing gumawa ng romcom (romantic-comedy) pero this one naman kasi romantic drama. And how can you say no to direk Olive Lamasan and Toni Gonzaga?" he said.
Pascual acknowledged that Star Cinema is known for producing successful romantic-comedies, such as the box-office hit, "It Takes A Man and a Woman," with John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geromimo.
But for his film with Gonzaga, he noted that they are trying "to innovate with the execution," citing, for instance, playing around with different camera angles.
"I'm thankful because at my age, Star Cinema is giving me projects na masasabi kong mainstream at nakaka-partner ko pa si Toni," said Pascual, who is already 36.