After coming out as bisexual last year, Alex Diaz admitted he is excited to share his first BL digital series Oh, Mando! under Dreamscape Entertainment and Found films starting November 5. Alex said the offer to star in the six-episode series was an unexpected blessing.
“Unang una sa lahat, kung paano prinesent sa akin yung project was that point in my life I was actually going back to Canada. I was there to take a rest and possibly to start over. Maybe I ran my course here and I just thought to kind of accept the reality of my career.
“And then direk Edong talked to my manager about a role for me and I was kind of waiting for a sign. I thought maybe this was God’s way of telling me that, ‘You have to come back and show everybody that you’re just as entitled to the dream as everybody else. No matter where you came from or no matter what you’ve gone through, no matter what you’re struggling with on the inside or at home, the dream is for everybody. So we’re all entitled to it.’ So that’s why I said yes to the project,” he shares during the Oh, Mando! mediacon.
The 26-year-old actor said being openly bisexual has made him more of an open book. “The more I talk about it, the more I understand myself better. In terms of being mas careful, I feel like before I was so careful and when you are so careful trying to keep yourself from doing anything wrong, when you explode, grabe talaga yung explosion di ba. Now I’m at this point where watching what I say, watching how I act, watching what I do, grabe I feel like I’m in such a good place where I don’t have to be careful. Now I’m paid to be exactly who I am. So it’s a good feeling,” he admitted.
During the virtual event, Alex was asked if he would be open to doing a project with another BL series actor Tony Labrusca, who was once linked to him. The Oh, Mando! actor said it is always a possibility.
“I think to dissect the situation, I need to take complete ownership sa lahat ng mga bagay sa buhay natin. In terms of clarification, wala na akong kailangan i-clarify kasi I think naka ilang interview na ako and I think kami din ni Tony alam namin na kahit anong sabihin namin, you know people will really talk and the issue won’t die because it’s on the internet. To answer the question, alam ko naman na pag nag-project kami ni Tony, maraming manunuod. Papatok siya because of the issue. So if the script is really good, if the script is fantastic, why not?”
After going through a difficult period after being forcefully outed last year, Alex shared that he is keeping positive in his career with his first lead role in a series.
“I know the scandals I’ve been involved in. I’m very well aware of that and I take responsibility for that. When you become an actor, your kind of signing away a part of your life to your fans and I think to an extent, sa mga nagmamahal sa atin, we do owe them an explanation. Even the ones that don’t love us.
“I’m excited for Oh, Mando! to come out kasi finally, mapapanuod ako sa isang lead role, makikita niyo talaga yung craft ko. It’s such a big role and I feel like I don’t mind answering these questions kasi kung mapapagod ako, paano na lahat ng mga katulad ko na, they’re also demanding answers from themselves So I’m excited for this project kasi paunti-unti matatabunan yung issue with my craft,” he said.
Watch the original Dreamscape Entertainment and Found films BL series Oh, Mando! starting November 5, Thursday at 9 pm on iWant TFC. Oh, Mando! also stars Barbie Imperial, and Kokoy de Santos and directed by Eduardo Roy.