Ricky Martin admits that portraying Antonio D'Amico in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story had its challenges.
The 46-year-old actor-singer arguably has one of the more emotional scenes in the first episode of the FX miniseries -- which details the late designer's murder in 1997 at the hand of Andrew Cunanan -- when he discovers that Versace, D'Amico's longtime partner, has been shot on the steps of the home they shared in Miami, Florida.
Martin spoke with ET's Brice Sander at the For Your Consideration event at Los Angeles' DGA Theater on Monday about how playing D'Amico affected him personally.
"When you read and you understand a little bit more of the injustice that surrounds this crime, as a member of the LGBT community, you just get angry and frustrated," he shared. "The only way you can get rid of this anger is to be able to become, in my case, Antonio D'Amico, and try to look for justice."
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The father of two further described how the role took a toll on him emotionally. "It's been really intense, very emotional, very dark at times," he said. "I went through emotions I had no idea existed."
That being said, Martin is thrilled to have been able to work with ACS creator Ryan Murphy and the star-studded cast, which included Penelope Cruz, Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez.
"I always felt protected working with Ryan and obviously amazing actors and actresses," he said in praise of Murphy and his co-stars. "It's been amazing. It's been a very beautiful year."
Martin gushed that what would really make his year is winning an award for his work in the miniseries."I started acting when I was 15 years old, my first series was in Argentina, then I went to Mexico," he said, reciting his acting resume. "I did theater, obviously I did Broadway, but this [miniseries] is very special because of this story that we're telling, because we have to be very careful that history doesn't repeat itself."
As for whether fans will see Martin in more acting roles, the triple-threat star responded, "Obviously to be on stage, music will always be there. The reaction of the audience is my vice but now that I'm here in L.A., I am definitely going to focus on acting. ...I'm just gonna let it all out!"
Martin also noted that his 9-year-old twin sons, Valentino and Matteo, are his "fuel," and on another personal note, he confirmed that he and Jwan Yosef are in fact married but have yet to celebrate.
"So married, so married!" Martin exclaimed. "We haven't had the wedding yet. I'll let you know when that happens."