As Pose’s Season 2 got here to an finish, Dyllón Burnside is reflecting on Ricky’s pivotal moments this season.
Dyllón Burnside‘s Ricky Wintour (previously Evangelista) endured nice change, battle and love this season on Pose. After being identified with HIV within the midst of the epidemic raging within the ’80s and ’90s, Dyllón admitted that he was “caught off guard” however “sensed issues had been stepping into that route.” “You begin to achieve a specific amount of empathy in your character. I’ve been enjoying Ricky for the previous couple years and now, I really feel like I do know him rather well, and I spend a variety of time with him. To consider what that analysis means for him at this specific level in his life, and at this specific level in historical past, what the implications of that analysis are, it was actually unhappy for me and I felt actually unhappy for him,” Dyllón defined in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife.
“I mourned for him. I mourned for the concern that he would expertise. I mourned for the questions that he can have that can go unanswered. I mourned for the individuals who would choose him, for the lovers he wouldn’t get to know,” the actor continued. “I mourned for the years on his life that could be sacrificed. I mourned for all of that.” Ricky’s analysis in the end led him into the arms of Pray Inform [Billy Porter], who acts as a mentor to most of the Home of Evangelista members, however the two discovered one thing extra intimate between them.
Whereas the connection was stunning to Ricky’s fellow housemates and Pose followers, Dyllón believed the romance “makes a lot sense.” “I believe the romance that kind of ensues is only a pure extension of Pray Inform being there for him on this actually weak time,” he defined. “What we see is Ricky actually being drawn to somebody exhibiting a specific amount of emotional help, which is one thing that I believe he actually longs for — one thing that I believe he has actually been looking for in his journey into maturity.”
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Pose has documented Ricky’s on-again, off-again, however loving relationship with Damon, and their future was actually left hanging within the season finale. Nonetheless, the futures of many of the Pose characters had been left in limbo within the finale episode of season 2. Whereas Dyllón agreed that Ricky and Damon love one another, he added that “your old flame doesn’t all the time final.” “Sooner or later, issues shift, individuals evolve and develop,” he stated of the connection. We’ll have to attend till season three of Pose to see what the longer term holds for our favourite characters!