Miu von Furstenberg
It’s been tough, but we’ve spent all week scouring the depths of Instagram to bring you this week’s Instahottie — Polo Morin.
Polo Morín, is a Mexican actor and model you might recognize from Netflix’s hit show, Who Killed Sara?
The actor, who is set to star in the Amazon Prime Video romantic comedy Red, white and royal bluerecently opened up about the trials and tribulations of his life as a closeted man.
In an interview with Attitude, Morín revealed that he was blackmailed in 2014 after his nudes from a webcam session were hacked. Fortunately, however, the hacked footage did not show who Morín filmed with.
The actor recalled:
“They couldn’t see who I was with. I thought, ‘Yeah, well, I was masturbating’. We guys masturbate. Sorry about that.'”
At the time, photos of Morín and her then-boyfriend were being shared all over social media, resulting in the actor being branded as gay.
The Red, white and royal blue star explained:
“I was already talking about [coming out as gay] with my bosses and my producers, because it was something I wanted to do for younger Polo, because I never had that example in my youth. I wanted to be that person for someone else. But I was not ready, because I was really afraid of never working in Mexico again.
Morín is currently filming the live-action adaptation of Red, white and royal blue for Amazon Prime Video with a cast featuring Uma Thurman, Sarah Shahi, Nicholas Galitzine, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Rachel Hilson, Stephen Fry, and Thomas Flynn, among others. No word yet on the official release date.