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Sense8's Miguel Angel Silvestre revealed he is flattered if people think he is gay

The actor plays closeted Latino TV star Lito in the hit Netflix series

2018-05-23

Sense8's Miguel Angel Silvestre is best known for playing the hunky closeted Latino television star Lito in the hit Netflix series.

But as the short-lived series comes to an end this year, the actor graced one of two Attitude July covers - available to download and buy now - and although he is straight in real life, he revealed he isn’t ashamed if people think he is gay.

He said: "I’ve never faced anybody asking me, but I don’t care, they can ask me if they want — I don’t hide anything about who I am.

"I should say that I honour the character and I feel proud of him, and I will do whatever it takes to play it.

"So, it is flattering if people think that I am gay, because I play [the role] with love and I don’t try to be shady when I’m playing it.

"I felt comfortable when I was playing Lito. I felt comfortable with his emotions, with his desires.”

He also goes on to talk about the raunchy sex scenes in the hit show, which will end with a feature-length finale this June, and said how the director, Lana Wachowski, made them feel like they were doing something worthwhile.

“You just have to let yourself go and trust in it. But when we were going to do some of the ‘edgier’ scenes, [director] Lana Wachowski would talk to us about how important it was for her to tell this story, and how sexuality is important to her because it’s about a connection and empathy, and it speaks about a vulnerable place where we are all the same deep down. She made us feel that we were doing something worthwhile," he added.

"In the end, we were like a family that made out with one another. To begin with, maybe we were nervous or shy but eventually you get to a point where you are comfortable.”

Read Migeul's full interview in Attitude's new July issue, which also comes with a second cover featuring Adam Lambert. Buy now and take advantage of our best-ever subscription offers: 3 issues for £3 in print, 13 issues for £19.99 to download to any device.