Minas Gerais actor Igor Cosso reveals that he hid being gay so he wouldn’t lose jobs


Currently recording Globo’s soap opera ‘Salve-se Quem Puder’, the 29-year-old artist reflected on decisive moments in a testimony on the TEDx Talks channel on YouTube; watch

Minas Gerais actor Igor Cosso, who is currently recording as Júlio in the soap opera “Salve-se Quem Puder”, posted a video this week on the TEDx Talks channel on YouTube and made a revelation.

Born in Belo Horizonte, where he left in 2009 to study theater in Rio de Janeiro, Igor revealed that for a long time he hid relationships for fear that his sexual orientation would harm his career. “At the age of 19, I took my first step and won my first role on TV. I was really happy, I went there to work and, in the first days of recording, I was all excited, I understood that what was natural for me it could be fatal for my career. I read in the magazines and newspapers great people in the market saying that an actor of my profile could not come out gay because otherwise he would never work again “, he declared in the video.

The 29-year-old artist also said that he saw famous actors doing everything they could to not realize that they were gay. “They needed to work, and I also wanted to work. So, I started to swallow a lot of macho jokes that I heard. I didn’t socialize at all with my coworkers, I kept hiding my boyfriends, I kept answering questions like : “What a woman has to have to win you over.” That was my daily life, “he said, who is currently dating Heron Leal.

In the testimony, Igor also reported an episode that shook him deeply. “A journalist published that there was a gay actor in a job that I was doing, that was me, and that if that actor wanted to grow up, he had better hide, he better not go out on the street anymore. I was 19 years old. When people started to share this news, I was desperate. I thought my dream was being taken away from me. I felt a pain, I thought that there I could no longer be an actor “, he reported.

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