Words: Steve Brown
Fuller House star Juan Pablo Di Pace opens up about self-love after coming out.
The Argentinian actor, singer and director is best known for playing Fernando in the hit Netflix sitcom has publicly opened up about his sexuality while talking to TedX about being gay and the homophobic slurs he has faced.
He said: “Acceptance was my fuel, and when that is the case, like an addict, you do whatever it takes to get a fix.
“I figured if I changed my fucking self, I could be in."
He went on to recall being cast as Jesus Christ in the 2015 NBC series A.D. The Bible Continues.
Di Pace continued: “Many years later and still justifying my being gay with my critic, I get offered the role of a lifetime: Jesus Christ.
“Well, you know, of all the people in the world that could play this part, they gave it to me.
“So there I am, hanging on the cross… in Morocco… and I look up at the sky, and I think, ‘You could still strike me down with lightning. Are you sure you want me to play your son?”
Watch his TedX talk below: