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Ricky Martin Wants More Acting Roles. Are They Not Coming Because He’s Gay?

RICKY MARTIN IN THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE (JEFF DALY/FX)

Ricky Martin has carved a successful career as a singer with chart topping hits such as Livin’ La Vida Loca and Vente Pa’ Ca. The Latin pop singer has also graced the screen as an actor in roles for popular television series such as General Hospital and Ryan Murphy’s Glee. Since then, Martin has noted that the acting roles have not been coming in, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Martin spoke with People magazine recently for their cover story and spoke candidly about his acting. He performed on Broadway in Les Miserables and Evita and was applauded for his performance in another Ryan Murphy production, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace, for which he received a Grammy nomination.

In the interview with People, Martin said, “I love acting. I’m waiting for those scripts, for those great scripts. I can play gay, I can play straight, I can play a serial killer. I can play Latin, but I can also play European. I am ready. Just give it to me, man. Give it to me.”

The interview goes on with Martin expressing his love for acting and how he worries that being gay has hurt his chances of being cast for roles. “I don’t know if I’m not getting parts because I’m gay,” he admits.

“But if that’s the case, it’s really sad. I’m going to keep working until life is different.”

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