'Smash': Jaime Cepero says Ellis isn't necessarily gay


Actor Jaime Cepero plays sneaky Ellis, the character everyone hates, on NBC's musical show "Smash," but thankfully for him, fans haven't carried over that hatred of his character into hating him as a person -- yet."Everybody's been really friendly to me," he tells Zap2it. "People say, 'I really hate your character on the show' ... it worries me a little bit. I don't want people to think I'm actually this person."So does he have anything in common with his conniving character?"I admire his ambition," Cepero says. "I'm a pretty ambitious person myself -- not as blindly as he is. If I had as much ambition as this character does, I'd probably be in a very different spot. I do like the way he dresses. I guess maybe there's some similarly there." Cepero wants to channel his own ambition into feature films, music and even Broadway someday. He also wants to put a rumor about Ellis...



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