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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 13, 2016

Sam Milby, Once Rumored Gay, Not Worried About It Now That He Is Into A Gay Relationship In 'The Third Party'

SAM MILBY was once rumored to be gay after someone posted his photoshopped picture with Piolo Pascual making them look like they’re holding hands. He now plays a guy who’s living in with a gay doctor, Zanjoe Marudo, in “The Third Party”. Didn’t he get worried that the movie might rekindle the old issues questioning his gender?

“No, kasi people naman will believe rumors no matter what you do,” he says. “The important thing is I know who I am and I’m comfortable with the real me. Kung totoo yung rumor, I would not accept a role that might just expose something that I’m trying to hide. E, wala naman akong itinatago, so I didn’t even hesitate to accept the role as I welcome the challenge of playing a bisexual character.”

How did he prepare for his role? “I studied the character well, kasi late na nang nalaman niyang bisexual pala siya. So he had an inner struggle after finding that out, and natakot siyang tanggapin yun. He was in denial and I focused on that. But after I got through that, I had no trouble portraying the role, being sweet to Zanjoe Marudo. Noong una, yung scenes na sweet kami sa isa’t isa, parang awkward, so we just learned to enjoy our scenes together para maging mas believable kami pareho.”