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Nico Antonio is proud to do LGBTQ roles: ‘Nakaka-inspire siya ng mga taong walang voice’

‘Love Bites’ actor Nico Antonio talks about his BL episode in ABS-CBN’s newest eight-episode love anthology series.

Nico Antonio is proud to do LGBTQ roles: ‘Nakaka-inspire siya ng mga taong walang voice’-Rhea Manila Santos
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10/08/2022 03:08 PM
Nico Antonio is proud to do LGBTQ roles: ‘Nakaka-inspire siya ng mga taong walang voice’
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Way before he got cast as one of the three male leads in the Love Bites episode “He Must Choose,” actor Nico Antonio shared why he always looks forward to doing roles that deal with the LGBTQ community.

“Matagal ko nang ginagawa maging part ng LGBTQ since 2009. I can say na proud ako na ginagawa ko siya kasi nakaka-inspire siya ng mga taong walang voice. Lalo na sa laylayan, yun bang ma-i-inspire na tipong kahit nandito ako sa katayuan ko, pag napapanuod ko yung na-mi-mirror yung buhay ko sa kanila. Yung ganun. Tapos hindi na ako mahihiya, wala na yung word na coming out. It’s normal. Na pag nakita ng tatay at nanay mo na you’re gay, it’s okay. Because love is love,” he said. 

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The 39-year-old actor joins co-stars Sky Quizon and Genesis Redido in the BL themed episode about a love triangle. In real life, Nico admitted he tries to stay far away from those kinds of situations in relationships.

“Ayoko mapunta sa isang triangle. Sakit sa ulo yun eh. Bilang may edad na nga ako, masakit sa ulo mapunta sa isang triangle relationship kasi nga mamimili at mamimili ka talaga. Hindi ka puwedeng mamangka sa dalawang ilog,” he said. 

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Nico also talked about what lessons viewers can get from their story which can be streamed on YouTube.

“Pag nasa sitwasyon ka na ganun, sobrang pag nagmamahal kasi ako, pag mahal mo yung tao binibigay mo lahat, no matter kung sumosobra na ba. Lahat parang willing kang ibigay, na parang ibinuhos ko na. Pero ang lesson ko dito is huwag kang magmamahal ng taong hindi pa tapos magmahal ng iba. Kasi wala ka talagang kasiguraduhan kung mag-wo-work ba. Ang love kasi nagsisimula yan na maliwanag, masaya. Kasi new journey. You are going through an experience with another person na galak na galak kang makasama sa buhay. Then it will come into a phase na parang nagkakaroon kayo ng misunderstanding tapos nagkakaroon ng hilig na iba. So doon sa part na yun dumidilim. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that you keep it dim. Dapat ilawan mo ulit, ganyan. Parang kandila di ba?” he explained. 

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The talented actor also wanted to give thanks to the production for coming out with stories like their episode which puts the spotlight on LGBTQ relationships.

“Salamat hindi lang sa paggawa ng ganitong kuwento kundi sa pagpili sa amin para gumanap ng mga ganitong klaseng roles. Maraming salamat po,” he added. 

Watch Sky Quizon, Genesis Redido, and Nico Antonio in the Love Bites episode “He Must Choose.” Love Bites is composed of eight different stories of love featuring some of the brightest Kapamilya stars. This “Made For YouTube” offering will stream every Friday at 8 p.m.