Jason Abalos says he is not open to playing gay roles

While he's open to playing any role, Jason Abalos draws the line at playing gay.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

7/16/2011 1:23 AM
Jason Abalos says he is not open to playing gay roles


071611-jason-main.jpgAlthough he is willing to portray different roles, Jason Abalos said that he is not willing to do gay roles. “Kung may iniiwasan akong proyekto ‘yun ‘yon.” The actor revealed his reason. “Kasi sabi ng lolo ko bago siya mamatay, huwag kang magba-bading.

Even with the big chance to make him a better actor by doing gay characters, Jason stressed that he will still turn them down. “Feeling ko naman pwede ko naman siyang gawin sa ibang bagay, sa ibang role, ‘yung pagle-level up na ‘yon hindi lang sa pagkakaroon ng gay role,” he reasoned.

Currently, Jason is part of the afternoon teleserye Reputasyon as one of the leading man of Cristine Reyes. “['Yung character ko,] ‘pag may malungkot kailangan ako ang magla-light ng eksena. Sa lahat ng ginawa ko puro heavy puro seyoso, so dito iba,” said Jason, about his role.

He continued that he welcomes a role that does not require him to do heavy drama. Being an actor, Jason said that it is important that he gets to play well whatever role that is given to him. “Para sa akin mas okay na iba-iba nata-try ko, gaya ng sabi nila, hindi naman ako sanay sa ganong role pero nagawa ko nang natural lang. Parang nakakatuwa isipin na sinasabi ng ibang tao na kahit anong gawin mo, parang hindi ka umaarte. Kumbaga ‘yun naman talaga ang dapat naming ginagawa para after nito iba na naman.

And while he has already made a lot of projects as the main lead—both in movies and on TV—the young character actor said that he does not mind playing supporting roles to other fellow actors. “Masarap sumuporta ng Kapamilya,” he began. “Hindi naman porke’t bida ka ikaw ‘yung papansinin. Sabi nga ni Eddie Garcia walang maliit at malaking role, dun ako nakatingin.” He also stressed that what is important to him is he plays his roles well that viewers and critics will appreciate. “Ako hangga’t maaari ‘pag binigyan ako ng trabaho, tanggap talaga ako.

Jason added that his purpose in showbiz is not just to achieve fame but to stay in the business for a long time. “’Pag binigyan ako ng lead role ulit, mas okay. Pero kung eto bibigyan ako ng ganitong role, trabaho talaga. Hindi big deal kasi gusto kong tumagal talaga eh. Ang talagang drive ko, dito na ako tumanda.