Dead Of Sum­mer

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Fans saw Dead Of Sum­mer’s (2016-cur­rent) first flash­back to Camp Still­wa­ter’s arty coun­sel­lor and “gay best friend” Blair Ramos’s (Mark In­del­i­cato) past with Cricket (Am­ber Cone) in episode 3 on 28 Oc­to­ber. Mean­while Mark hints, “The camp func­tions as this liv­ing be­ing and in a lot of dif­fer­ent ways haunts each coun­sel­lor.” It’s a strange world for Mark – even be­ing at a non-haunted camp isn’t his cup of tea. “I don’t re­ally think I’m a sum­mer camp per­son – I just don’t think I was cut out for it,” he says.

Mark is a self-con­fessed scardy cat. 1

“I’m afraid of ev­ery­thing, which is kind of ironic,” he says. Al­berto Frezza (Deputy Sykes) of­ten scared Mark on the set by jump­ing out from bushes at him at 04:00 when he was ex­hausted from the day’s film­ing.

While the 22-year-old is en­joy­ing 2

Dead Of Sum­mer’s ’80s flash­back at­mos­phere, he wants to be on a show that’s set in the ’70s – turns out Mark is ob­sessed with ’70s disco and pop. His favourite artists are David Bowie, El­ton John, Queen and Donna Sum­mer.

Mark re­veals that play­ing Betty’s 3

(Amer­ica Fer­rera) younger brother Justin in com­edy show Ugly Betty (20062010) was sim­i­lar to his own life at the time. “My com­ing out was so seam­less. My fam­ily knew – it was the same thing as Justin. Our com­ing out ex­pe­ri­ences were in­ter­twined,” he says.

How­ever, play­ing a gay teen didn’t 4

sit well with every­one and he was sent death threats when he was 13.

Mark shared Justin’s love of 5

fash­ion and un­til 2012, he ran his own fash­ion blog called The Fash­ion Gang­ster. At this year’s Ugly Betty press re­union, Mark said that Justin should be ready to fin­ish fash­ion school now. NB! See more on p9

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