After being in the industry for some time, Joem Bascon feels that he is now ready to do gay roles.
Joem Bascon is intent on getting back into shape for his next TV project, Walang Hanggan
, the much-anticipated teleserye that will reunite Richard Gutierrez and Dawn Zulueta, as well as feature some of today’s most promising young stars.
Joem said that after he did the teleserye Noah
, his weight shot up to 190 lbs. “Ang
160-165 lbs, nag-
gain talaga ako ng
weight. Now nagti
-take lang ako ng
supplements, fat burners tapos
everyday, healthy living lang. Bawas inom, bawas gimik, kain ng tama, ‘yun lang,
” he shared.
At a recent press conference, Joem was also asked about some circulating rumors questioning his masculinity. He appeared unfazed when he heard this comment from some members of the press. “Ganun naman sa
showbiz. With our work especially mga lalaki sa
showbiz, hindi mo talaga maiiwasan ang ganong isyu.
It’s very normal. Actually natatawa nga ako na
it’s more normal for me na maisyu ng ganun
] pumatol ka
same sex] o maisyu na bading.
For me wala naman akong masasabi diyan kasi
everyone knows naman kung ano talaga ang
sexuality ko, kung ano ang
preferred ko. Kahit ano ang maisyu sa akin
okay lang naman,
he said confidently.
He added that he is glad for the opportunity to air his side since he has been absent from showbiz circles for some time. “Para rin maklaro ko kasi nga nawala nga ako.
I don’t get the chance to answer questions from the press.” He pointed out that it was not the first time that he heard about gay rumors. “Madami na dati
actually tinatanong nga ng mga
managers ko kung totoo ‘yung mga naririnig nila ganito ganyan.
Of course not!” he denied. “There are times siguro sa mga barkada hindi mo maiiwasan ang
third sex eh
so nakakasama n’yo sila. Siguro
with my kind of work, talagang maki-
criticize ka kaagad
The issue about his sexuality spawned from his breakup with Meryll Soriano, and Joem added that he would rather not dwell on the issue anymore. “The more na mag
-dwell ako lalo akong bumabagsak. Ako ‘yung tipong nadidiskaril sa babae kapag nagkaroon ako ng problema talaga. ‘Yun ang
” At present, Joem is committed to a non-showbiz girl and they have been together for 11 months already.
Speaking of gay, Joem added that he is open to portray gay characters. He continued that he feels ready because he has been in the business for some years now, unlike before when he did not want to do gay roles. “I [was] very scared sa sasabihin ng tao saka kung ‘di ko magampan ng tama baka mao-
third sex so ‘di ko pupuwedeng gampanan ‘yon ng medyo mababaw.
Right now with experience and some advice from my co-actors and my manager… para na lang sa
as a person. Why not? To see the third sex in a different perspective kumbaga hindi lang lalaki
He added boldly that he won’t set limitations to a gay role if ever he was offered one. “Right now it’s a good time to do roles of gays. Kumbaga
if Coco (Martin) can do it, Sid (Lucero) can do it, Baron (Geisler) can do it, why can’t Joem Bascon do it?”
Joem went on to say that he has nothing against gays and he has gay friends too. “Maayos naman silang kausap, maayos naman kaming makipagkuwentuhan. Isini
-set mo lang ‘yung
limitations na wala tayong
hanky panky. It’s more of kuwentuhan tayo
okay lang ‘yon. Pero ‘yung medyo nakakabastos na ‘yung iba, hindi naman sa
sexuality it’s more of personality ng isang tao.