“Naniniwala po ako na ang love, hindi naman po talaga nakukuha ’yon sa gender.”
That is what Yen Santos had to say during the pocket interviews of the press conference for her upcoming movie Two Love You at the Play Hub Events Place in Quezon City last Wednesday, October 30. She was asked about her earlier statement, about being open to entering in a lesbian relationship.
“Hindi ka na-i-in love dahil sa lalake siya o siya babae siya, ’di ba?” she goes on. “Kaya ko po ’yon nasabi, open din po talaga ako kasi hindi mo naman talaga masasabi, eh. Baka bukas meron kang makilalang lesbian na bigla kang ma-inlove kasi binibigyan ka niya ng tamang pagmamahal na hindi mo nakukuha sa iba or sa mga naging past mo.”
When asked if there was ever in her life that a woman ever made a move on her, she recalled her time in grade school but explained that it was not anything serious.
However, she revealed that she had a lover in the past who was gay.
“’Yun na nga sinasabi ko, ’di ba? Hindi natin masasabi na na-inlove pala tayo sa bakla or ma-iinlove tayo,” she said.
Yen then clarified that she did not know her past lover was gay back then. She only discovered his sexual orientation five years after parting ways.
“Break na kami, wala pa. Hindi ko pa alam tapos after five years or four years, tsaka ko nalaman,” she narrated. “Pero nanligaw lang [siya], hindi ko siya naging boyfriend.”
Members of the press, then, asked if his former lover is now a cross-dresser. Yen denied it, and only knows that he is now out and about with his sexual orientation.
“Hindi, pero alam ko na hindi na siya paminta,” the actress answered. “Pero hindi naman siya nagdadamit ng pang-girl pero aminado na siya sa sarili niya na ‘Yes, I’m gay.’”
However, Yen said she is no longer in communication with her ex-lover but admits that she is still happy for him and wherever he is now.
Going back to the topic of having a lesbian relationship, a member of the press asked Yen if she knows any lesbians that she could possibly be attracted to, to which she answered the stars in foreign lesbian films.
“Parang exciting magkaroon ng lesbian movie,” she told the press. “Parang ’yong Below Her Mouth, ’yong intense talaga. Mag-te-ten years na ako sa industry next year, 2010, so parang gusto ko talaga gumawa ng movie na kakaiba. Blue is the Warmest Color, isa pa ’yon. Todo ’yon, pero parang hindi sa ’yong ganoong level.”
Although admitting she cannot do a lesbian movie with the same level as Blue is the Warmest Color, Yen said it depends on a trusted director and beautiful material. When asked if she had a possible leading lady in mind, Angel Aquino and Anne Curtis were here first answers.
“Magandang ano ’yon. Kailangan pag-isipan talaga ’yong concept at story,” she concluded.
Two Love You will premiere in cinemas nationwide on November 13. The film stars Santos, Kid Yambao, and Lassy Marquez and is directed by Benedict Mique.