I know what you're thinking, this guy would look right at home sipping on an apple martini in West Hollywood at The Abbey with the rest of the gays. But don't you dare give him your "gayest look"(channeling my inner Jay Leno) or ask this "actor" to play a gay character, he'll go ballistic and we have video footage to prove it.
Vicni, a former International Male catalog model( it doesn't get much gayer than an I.M. catalog) and current contestant on VH1's reality show Viva Hollywood, is competing with other spanish speaking actors for a television contract with Telemundo.
In a recent challenge Vicni was given a scene in which he had to perform a same-sex kiss and all hell broke loose! Vicni was so repulsed by the thought of playing a gay character he began packing his clothes to leave the show.
Guest judge Christian de la Fuente eventually talked Vicni out of leaving the show and Vinci essentially rewrote the scene to make his character straight, leaving scene partner Berto to carry the scene by himself.
Apparently Vicni didn't get the memo. Playing gay is how Hollywood actors show that they have serious acting chops nowadays. You're nobody in Hollywood until you've had your Brokeback moment. It's unfortunate that he allowed his homophobia to get in the way of the work. Isn't a real actor supposed to be able to separate fact from fiction?
Check out the clip below:
Just for kicks I decided to remind you guys of a few of the well know black actors who have played gay roles and have not suffered because of their choice.
Ving Rhames- Holiday Heart
Anthony Mackie- Brother to Brother
Micheal K. Williams- The Wire
Rockmond Dunbar-Punks/Dirty Laundry
Wesley Snipes-Too Wong Fu:Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar