Kapamilya actor JC Santos rose to fame after being cast as the third wheel of the JaDine (James Reid and Nadine Lustre) love team in the ABS-CBN 2016 romantic-comedy series “Till I Met You.” He portrayed the role of Ali Nicolas, a soldier’s son who fell in love with his guy best friend Basti (played by James).
Because of his effective portrayal of the gay role, JC is often stereotyped as gay, but it seems that the actor doesn’t mind as he is used to portraying gay roles in film, television, and in theatre.
Having a solid background as a theatre actor, these kinds of roles is no longer new to JC. One of his most talked-about gay portrayals is his role as gay ROTC cadet in an all-boy school during the Martial Law era in the Indie film “Espirit de Corps” which was released in 2014. The said film is a Cinema One Originals entry during the said year.
Recently, a controversial scene from the said movie is going rounds on social media gaining praises for JC’s acting and kissing skills.
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In the video uploaded by Facebook user Moymoy Aguilar, it shows the films controversial scene where JC and his co-actor Sandino Martin had a kissing scene.
In the aforementioned scene, the senior officer played by JC ordered his cadet played by Sandino to show him what is a kiss, the latter is hesitant and just gave him a friendly kiss on the cheeks.
The said move provoked JC’s character and said: “You call that a kiss? I’ll show you what’s a kiss!”
He then grabbed Sandino’s head and kissed him passionately on the lips for about 8-seconds.
Netizens were “shookt” by the said scene between both men, some applauded them for being professionals while others could not help but cringe.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph) back in January 2018, JC’s co-actor Sandino talks about the controversial kissing scene.
“JC kissed me. We were rehearsing it for quite some time. Tapos sabi namin ni JC: ‘O, gawin na lang natin sa actual shoot. Ginawa namin. We’re fine. We’re both guys. Walang malisya,” a laughing Sandino said.
Apparently, JC and Sandino know each other even before filming the movie as both of them came from the University of the Philippines Diliman’s Theatre Arts program.
Sandino revealed that he is actually more confident doing it with someone he knows that a total stranger he just met on the set.
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“Mas okay, kasi the theater scene in UP is very small. I would rather do it with someone I know. Hindi naman kami close ni JC but I’d rather do it with someone I know rather than a stranger and build a connection from scratch,” Sandino said.
“Sa theater, may isa akong ginawa. JC has done some plays in UP where he had kissing scenes [with guys],” he added.
Posted by Moymoy Aguilar on Friday, November 2, 2018