Ricky Martin Shares Thoughts On Normalizing Open Relationships
Ricky Martin has opened up about his feature role as Gianni Versace’s longtime partner Antonio D’Amico on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and how he wants to do his part in normalizing open relationships.
In an interview with Vulture, the Latin heartthrob explains that he hopes the plot line for the series helps enlighten the misunderstandings around the concept of open relationships, and told the magazine that he even made the point to find D’Amico in order to portray his character to the full extent.
“Antonio, I just want to do justice to your love for Gianni. And I want you to tell me what your love was about, for the audience to see what it was about,” Martin reportedly told D’Amico when they met.
“I want to normalize relationships like this. It’s good for the world; it’s good for me as a gay man with kids. It’s important that we shed some light on power couples like this, even though he was quiet and behind the scenes and he was just there supporting his man for 15 years,” Martin explained to the magazine.
Elsewhere in the feature, Martin spoke in depth about a scene in the series premiere when the FBI is interrogating D'Amico about his relationship with Versace.
"It was a very excruciating scene for me. I mean, this guy was opening every door that was a secret from Gianni's and Antonio's relationship. I'm talking about bringing men into our lives. I'm talking about bringing escorts. That exposure is very heavy." Martin explained. "[But] the story, once again, needs to be told, for people to see the level of unity between these two. The level of commitment after 15 years. The level of security… and trust between them is so solid.”
"[They're] just two very self-secure men that are completely in love with each other, that trust each other to the maximum level," he continued.
Original article at iHeartRadio