VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Flash’ Star Rick Cosnett Reveals Message Behind Gay Epic ‘Tu Me Manques’
The Flash star Rick Cosnett revealed what makes his film Tu Me Manques so significant in the pantheon of gay films, in this new uInterview.
The film begins with the suicide of a gay man, who’s father had never accepted him. The man’s father travels from Bolivia to New York City to confront his son’s boyfriend, and both men grapple with anger and grief while trying to honor someone they loved.
Cosnett explained that he found the role through his agent, but knew that playing Chase would be special after his five-page monologue audition.
“I think I just sort of struck a certain authenticity for myself in the role, which I hadn’t really done before,” Cosnett told uInterview Founder Erik Meers.
The movie was written and directed by Rodrigo Bellott, who had adapted it from his play of the same name. The play had been “a huge success and a huge movement in Bolivia,” the actor said.
“[Bellott] was really intricate, which was great for me, to be able to give me the tools that I needed to create just the tip of the iceberg which was what you see in the film, there was also even more scenes that are not in there, in terms of the actual person that I was playing, his life, and what that meant, and living with HIV today, and what that means, and being an artist, it was very cool, very cool project because people were so intensely involved on a more personal and emotional level.”
“In terms of I think people just really believing in the longevity of the project I think that’s one of the main reasons why it’s come so far, commercially now and artistically, is that you know all these wonderful people believed in it like Oscar Martinez, who is just such an incredible actor, Rossy de Palma, you know … because it is real life and because we knew it was real life, you have to really bring your A-game in terms of believability, reality, emotion.”
“I think one of the biggest things for me for people to take away is that no matter who your children are you have no choice but to embrace everything that they are, otherwise you’re going to have a terrible time, they’re going to have a terrible time. They’re not going to blossom,” Cosnett observed.
Tu Me Manques is available for rent on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play and YouTube. Check out the trailer below.