Since same-sex marriage have triumphantly been legalized nationwide in the United States of America in June 2015, the musical that tackles about two gay men and their struggles of being accepted in society is relevant to what could be considered a breakthrough. BroadwayWorld.com Philippines interviewed Silva about his thoughts on gay marriage, gays in general, as well as his views about gay people.
Below is the excerpt of the article published July 20 on BroadwayWorld.com Philippines.
BWW Interviews: Steven Silva Talks LA CAGE, Theater Adventures & More
Manila, Philippines–9 Works Theatrical’s production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, based on the 1973 French play by Jean Poiret, also the inspiration behind the film “Birdcage,” will have a return engagement at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium (RCBC Plaza in Makati City) from August 15 to September 6 with TV star Steven Silva as Jean-Michel, the son of gay couple, Georges (Michael De Mesa) and Albin (Audie Gemora).
Thoughts About Jean-Michel
In an interview with BroadwayWorld.com, Steven shares what he learned from his character, Jean-Michel, Georges and Albin, and the people around them.
“I’ve learned or relearned that love is love. I found myself watching the scenes between Georges and Albin and forgot the mere fact that they’re two men.
“It’s their portrayal and the truth they give to their respective roles that reminded me that pure and unadulterated love is the main and only prerequisite for a relationship, and I think people will also see that when they watch this show. Another thing I’ve learned is that one needs to be true to himself whether people approve of it or not. It’s one way to instantly make life more happy and fulfilling.”
And like Jean-Michel, Steven is just as comfortable in the presence of gay men. “I am. I think it’s admirable how they can almost carry the qualities of both sexes in a single package.”
Experiencing, Exploring and Experimenting More
As an actor, Steven has no qualms about taking any roles.
“I think I always have to be open to tackle new and different roles. I read the script and see if the role would give me the chance to grow as an actor and if I could give the role justice.”
Winner of reality TV competition “StarStruck” aired on GMA, Steven admits it has been tough since GMA “let him go” recently; but he also embraces the fact that it’s also the nature of this business. He’s coping.
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