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Ricky Martin on his first on-screen sex scene: ‘I was ready to do what needed to be done’

Ricky Martin on first on-screen sex scene

Ricky Martin opened up about his first on-screen sex scene while filming The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

On the sex scene, he told Entertainment Weekly: ‘I thought I was going to be more uncomfortable.

‘The exhibitionism kicked in for a moment and all of a sudden I was naked in bed in front of 20 people from the crew and another actor I met that same day.

‘I was not nervous at all. On the contrary, I was ready to do what needed to be done,’ he confessed.

The Grammy winner plays Gianni Versace’s longtime partner Antonio D’Amico in the third instalment of the FX anthology series.

Martin believes it’s an incredibly important story to tell.

He said: ‘It’s a story that needs to be told. We’re going to go mainstream with a story that talks about homophobia, that talks about hate, that talks about indifference.

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‘I feel humbled. It’s so raw and honest and so dramatic and sad.

‘But at the same time you show the love of Gianni and Antonio and 15 years of struggling, fighting.

‘It’s something that I really wanted to be loud about,’ he said.

Martin: ‘It just moved me’

The She Bangs singer said he felt like he could connect with his character on a personal level.

He said: ‘It is special because I am speaking on behalf of a lot of people that can’t be heard.

‘There was a scene where Gianni is weak and almost falling on the beach and I touch him and he goes, “Don’t touch me! Paparazzi!”

‘You don’t understand. That took me back to eight years ago when I was in the closet and it just moved me,’ he said.

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Famed clothing designer Versace (portrayed by Edgar Ramirez) was one of the victims of serial killer Andrew Cunanan who is played by Glee alum Darren Criss.

Versace was assassinated on the front steps of his mansion in Miami Beach in 1997 by Cunanan.