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José de Abreu (75) will live a gay character in the film “Boyhood” directed by Brazilian Roberto Nascimento, as a businessman who lives a romance with New Zealand actor Josh McKenzie (33). Information came from Extra.

This will be José de Abreu’s first film in English, which will be released in theaters in early 2022. Filming took place when José was living in New Zealand with his wife, Carol Junger.

During this season abroad, the Brazilian actor also wrote his memoir and also the short “Persona non grata”, also directed by Roberto Nascimento, which is a kind of visual autobiography.

José de Abreu lives a gay romance with 33 years old actor in a feature film
Frame of “The Obvious Line of Enquiry” – Reproduction


José Pereira de Abreu Júnior was born in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, on May 24, 1946. At the age of fourteen, he moved to São Paulo and began working as a laboratory assistant and office boy at a law firm.

He started in dramaturgy at the Teatro da Universidade Católica (TUCA), in São Paulo, with the play Morte e Vida Severina, by João Cabral de Melo Neto and Chico Buarque, in 1967. At the same time, he was studying Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).

A year later, he was on stage and on movie screens as a professional. But his career had to be abruptly interrupted, because of his political activism. Abreu was arrested at a congress of the National Union of Students (UNE), belonged to Ação Popular and gave “logistical support” to VAR-Palmares, Vanguarda Armada Revolucionaria, a left-wing group that was fighting the military regime with armed actions. At the same time, he also participated in the hippie movement.

During the military dictatorship, he and his family went into exile in Europe in 1968 and then returned to Brazil in 1974 to live in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul. At that time, he participated in the movie “A Intrusa”, filmed in Uruguaiana, and due to its success, he started making soap operas on Rede Globo.

In 2013 he claimed to be bisexual, but later recanted saying it was “a way to provoke a big discussion on the subject”.

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