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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Feb 27, 2018

Paolo Ballesteros On Doing A Tell-All Book About Being Gay Like What Mark Bautista Just Did

PAOLO BALLESTEROS plays a gay guy who figures in an accident and gets amnesia, so he forgets that he’s gay in Viva’s new offering, “Amnesia Love”, that opens in theaters today. So how is it playing a real man on cam?

“It’s not easy pala, mahirap magpanggap kasi nga, lately, puro beki roles ang ginagampanan ko,” he laughs.

He has kissing scenes with his leading lady, Yam Concepcion. How was it? “Okay lang kasi friends naman kami since we did yung movie na ‘Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo may Boyfriend’ last year. Game naman siya. Actually, bale leading man ko rin dito si Polo Ravales, kaya lang, wala kaming kissing scene. Wala pa akong lalaking naka-love scene kasi virgin pa ako, e. Charot!”

Would he do a movie with Mark Bautista, who just outed himself in his tell-all book? Will he dare come up with a similar book of revelations?

“Okay lang to do a movie with him, kung gusto rin ba niya, e. But to do a revealing book like that, I’d rather come up with a book showing my make up transformations and how to do them. Mas maraming magiging interesado roon kasi kahit sa ibang bansa, pinag-uusapan siya.”

We then ask Yam if she had second thoughts doing kissing scenes with Paolo knowing he’s gay? “No, pareho lang naman, kahit lalaki o gay. And we’re both professionals. Also, Paolo is such a joy to work with kasi laging nakakatawa ang mga hirit niya kaya we’re just having fun on the set. We shot the film in an island na kulang sa facilities and he’s very caring, maalaga talaga.”

How would she feel if she’d find out that her boyfriend has had a relationship with a gay? “I’m sure I’d feel hurt. Sana naman, walang mangyaring ganyan sa’kin. I have a boyfriend now, but he’s working in the States. Long distance relationship kami, but I’m sure totoo siyang lalaki.