Ricky Martin did not hesitate when he was offered the role of Antonio D'Amico in "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: american crime story," which is slated to premiere in 2018. He will play as the lover of Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez), who was brutally murdered at his Miami Beach pad in July 1997. Twenty years after the incident, the motive behind his death remains unclear since the assailant, Andrew Cunanan, killed himself eight days after he committed the crime.

Martin on his first gay role

The "American Crime Story" character will be Martin's first gay role since coming out. But more than the opportunity to take part in the FX series, the Puerto Rican artist considers this project a chance to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Martin is also looking forward to telling the story Versace and D'Amico, who have gone through a lot in their 15-year relationship.

More than these, the "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely" singer admitted this project holds a special place in his heart. He explained that the upcoming TV series will allow him to speak for those whose voices cannot be heard. Martin specifically mentioned a scene where Versace asked his lover not to touch him because of the paparazzi.

He added that he had the same experience before he revealed his sexual orientation last year.

In an emotional post, the 45-year-old artist said he was inspired by his twin sons to finally come out of the closet after years of hiding. He added that those years of keeping his silence have made him realize that acceptance must come from him and not from other people.

Martin on his first on-screen sex scene

The Puerto Rican singer confessed he did not worry about his intimate scenes for the upcoming "American Crime Story" despite his inexperience in sex scenes.

“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," he told the outlet.

Martin added that he is willing to do anything to give justice to D'Amico's character. For the upcoming FX series, the singer will share the small screen with Annaleigh Ashford as Elizabeth Cote, Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan, Penelope Cruz, and Finn Wittrock as Jeffrey Trail.

"The Assassination of Gianni Versace" will be the third part of Ryan Murphy's true crime series which was launched in February 2016. The latest installment has yet to announce its official release date at the time being.

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