Ricky Martin has opened up about his role as Antonio D'Amico in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
After portraying Versace's boyfriend in the true crime TV series, the Puerto Rican singer and actor talked about the reality of homophobia and his fear of history repeating itself. For those who don't recall, fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered outside his mansion in Miami Beach in 1997.
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"This man was living in Miami, but because he was a gay man killing other gay men, everybody turned the other way. That’s what infuriates me," Martin said to Gay Times magazine of the gay murderer, Andrew Cunanan.
"When I walked into [Versace’s] house to film this — we shot in Miami in the actual house — it was for the first time, and I thought, 'I’m going to use that and be open to whatever this piece of furniture or this window or ceilings will give me'. It was special."
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Martin, who's making the rounds with his new single Fiebre, also shared an anecdote about the time he was invited to hang out with Versace, but couldn't go due to other reasons. "When all this happened, I had a contract with Giorgio Armani. I was invited to Gianni’s parties but obviously I couldn’t go," he said.
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