It’s rare that a performer can make Stanislavsky and Chi Chi LaRue proud with one bit of action, but Ricky Martin has done it.
The former Menudo crooner has opened up about his…process…on the set of FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and one experience in particular sounds simultaneously steamy and terrifying.
Speaking to The Sun Herald about shooting a non-sleeping bed scene with a male model, Martin said:
“There was a beautiful model next to me in bed and so I did some method acting. I got a little bit excited.”
He added: “The exhibitionist [in me] was acting up because there was 40 people running cameras. I used to always ask, ‘How do actors do it?’ But now I know how they do it.”
If you’ll recall, after running into Martin and his husband, Jwan Yosef, at the Oscars, Gus seemed to imply that he and his boyfriend, Matthew Wilkas, are kinda sorta maybe possibly interested in “connecting.”
Martin called the move “flattering” and said, “We will definitely connect.”
Speaking about his ACS on-screen relationship, Martin told Vulture:
“I want to normalize relationships like this. It’s good for the world; it’s good for me as a gay man with kids. It’s important that we shed some light on power couples like [Gianni Versace and Antonio D’Amico], even though [D’Amico] was quiet and behind the scenes and he was just there supporting his man for 15 years. I also believe there was a level of homophobia going around in his family where he was hiding, even though he says, ‘My relationship was very open and free with Gianni’…
The level of commitment after 15 years. The level of security between them and trust between them is so solid. We want to normalize another kind of reality for open relationships. And that’s what we’re doing. There’s absolutely nothing wrong. We’re just two very self-secure men that are completely in love with each other, that trust each other to the maximum level, and here we are.”