Young actor Raven Rigor expressed his openness to playing roles in Boys’ Love projects, be it a movie or a TV series.
“Open naman po ako sa mga roles (I am open to any role). To be honest, there’s something magical about BL. Open po ako sa roles na ganoon (I am open to those types of roles). I am always an ally of the LGBTQ,” Rigor said during the launch of the third batch of new talents joining Squad Plus, last May 3.
Rigor admitted that while he does not know much about the BL genre, it is still something that he is willing to explore. Meanwhile, he also revealed that he was so surprised to be handpicked to join Squad Plus.
“Sobrang nagulat kasi wala akong idea kung ano ‘yung project. Nagbi-VTR lang po ako, di sinabi sa akin ang members. Nagulat po ako sa mga members, nakikita ko sila sa TV, sobrang grateful po ako,” he said.
(I was so surprised because I have no idea what the project is about. I was just doing a VTR, I wasn’t told who were the members. I was surprised [when I learned about the members], I see them on TV, I am so grateful.)
Rigor considers his inclusion in “Huwag Kang Mangamba” as his biggest achievement so far because he also did not expect to be part of a “big inspirational teleserye,” and since it allowed him to work with the talents of Gold Squad, all of whom he admires.
The actor also recalled his first encounter with the Gold Squad’s Andrea Brillantes and Francine Diaz. Brillantes asked him about astrology, while Diaz was the one who initiated the conversation with the shy Rigor during their first taping.
“Sa buong Gold Squad, sobrang fun and light ng atmosphere. Kung paano ninyo mapanood sila sa mga vlog nila, ganoon din sila in person. Fan na fan nila ako sa ‘Kadenang Ginto’ pa lang,” he said.
(The whole Gold Squad, they’re super fun and the atmosphere [with them] is light. How you see them in their vlogs is how they are in person. I have been their big fan since their “Kadenang Ginto” days.)
Also launched as part of the third batch of Squad Plus were Renshi de Guzman, Margaux Montana, Angelica Lao, Keann Johnson and Danica Ontengco. JB