MANILA – Actor Zanjoe Marudo is not afraid of being typecast in gay roles and is even thrilled to be playing another challenging role in an upcoming Star Cinema movie.
On Wednesday, Marudo revealed he will be part of the Wenn Deramas-directed horror flick titled “Maria Leonora Teresa,” where he will play a gay teacher.
“Kahit naman gumanap na ako ng character na medyo binabae, para sa akin, bago pa rin itong character ni Julio kasi unang una, hindi niya pinapakita kasi isa siyang teacher. Ipinanganak lang talaga siyang ganun. Seryoso siya, drama siya. Hindi tulad ng ibang ginagawa ko, comedy kasi 'yun kapag gumaganap akong gay,” he said.
Marudo’s last project with Star Cinema was "Bromance: My Brother's Romance" where he was seen portraying two characters: a "macho" man and a cross-dressing gay.
“Challenge talaga. Hindi ko pa rin alam kung paano ko gagawin. Magsu-shooting na ako bukas. So hihingi ako ng tulong kay direk kung paano namin sisimulan yung character ni Julio,” he said.
Also featuring Iza Calzado and Jodi Sta. Maria, “Maria Leonora Teresa” is slated to be released in theaters this year.