Tommy Martinez Opens Up About How He Relates To His 'Good Trouble' Character

Tommy Martinez Opens Up About How He Relates To His 'Good Trouble' Character

Tommy Martinez, one of the new stars of Good Trouble, is opening up about how he relates to his character, Gael, on the series.

Speaking on a panel, the actor revealed that his bisexuality was what resonated closely with him.

“With his sexuality, in the places I grew up in, it was something that was never talked about, nor was it ever challenged,” Tommy shared.

He continues, revealing that he also had “an experience with a man maybe 10 years ago, and this is the first time that I’m saying that publicly…and throughout that whole time, I felt like I was put into the shadows, because the way that my community was, the way that they spoke about [LGBTQ people], [the] Hispanic community, it’s not only just them, but they are very religious and strict on what they believe it, but same with many other people in the world and here in America.”

Tommy adds, “The way that they talked about homosexuality or even just experiencing something like that with slurs or what have you, my friend said the same thing, so I had nobody to talk to about [my own experience].”

“I kept that inside the whole time until now. And to have this opportunity to portray this character and this community, I felt, especially in front of you wonderful people, I felt maybe this is the best place to express that. And so I saw myself completely in Gael’s shoes. And so when I got that audition notice and dove deeper into the character, I just felt right with it.”

Good Trouble airs Tuesdays on Freeform.

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