El viernes pasado, las cadenas de televisión anunciaron qué programas continuarían para la siguiente temporada y cuáles eran cancelados. Entre aquellos proyectos que no pasaron la prueba se encontró "The New Normal", quien fue cancelado tras solo una temporada. La comedia de temática gay, protagonizada por Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Ellen Barkin y NeNe Leakes fue cancelada por NBC.

Este domingo, en entrevistas para la prensa internacional por su nueva película "The Hangover Part III," platicamos con el protagonista del show, Justin Bartha, quien nos compartió cómo se siente con la noticia.

"Es un poco agridulce... aunque bueno, tal vez no lo llamaría así. Sí tengo sentimientos encontrados porque pienso que tal vez no nos iban a dejar seguir, pero sí estoy seguro que logramos mucho en una sola temporada", explicó. "Estoy absolutamente orgulloso y honrado de haber sido parte de esa serie y de haber trabajado con Ryan Murphy y Ali Adler, así como todo el elenco y el equipo, quienes hicieron un hermoso trabajo. Cuando comenzamos el programa tuvimos una conversación bastante específica acerca de que nuestro objetivo era mostrar una pareja homosexual de manera realista en televisión nacional y creo que logramos eso".

Entonces añadió: "Los ejecutivos de NBC recibieron muchas críticas por la gente y la prensa pero deberían ser aplaudidos por dejarnos salir al aire, y es que todavía tenemos un largo camino qué recorrer en cuanto a igualdad en este país y alrededor del mundo. Tan sólo lee la sección de comentarios en tu sitio para ver cuántos mensajes llenos de odio deja la gente sobre cualquier tipo de personas. Así que estoy consciente de que todavía hay mucho qué hacer y no digo que 'The New Normal' haya sido como un rayo para la causa, pero sí tal vez una gota en el vaso, y estoy orgulloso de haber formado parte de él".

Sobre las controversias con las que se topó el show, como el boicot del grupo conservador One Million Moms, Bartha comentó: "Mira, a la gente le encanta enfocarse en las cosas negativas más que todo lo bueno que nos da la vida, ¡y hay tanto positivo! Es desafortunado. En 'The New Normal' la cosa de la que probablemente me sentía más orgulloso, más que otra cosa, es que nosotros estábamos intentando dar energía positiva al mundo entero y pudimos hacerlo por una temporada, lo cual es más de lo que muchos han podido hacer".

Este 13 de junio, Bartha será honrado en los 2013 West Coast Liberty Awards, de acuerdo a The Hollywood Reporter. Este evento "reconoce a personas y organizaciones cuyo apoyo y defensa pública han avanzado la visión de igualdad de Lambda Legal", la compañía detrás.

"Ese es un honor muy agradable", admite el actor. "No he hecho mucho más que otras personas en la búsqueda de igualdad, pero me siento honrado de ser reconocido por la diminuta cantidad de trabajo que he hecho".

Bartha repetirá su papel de Doug en "The Hangover Part III" a estrenarse este 24 de mayo.

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    WESTWOOD, CA - MAY 20: Actor Justin Bartha arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Hangover Part 3' on May 20, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    WESTWOOD, CA - MAY 20: Actor Justin Bartha attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Hangover Part III' at the Westwood Village Theater on May 20, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

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    WESTWOOD, CA - MAY 20: Actor Justin Bartha attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Hangover Part 3' at Westwood Village Theater on May 20, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Justin Bartha attends the European Premiere of 'The Hangover Part III' at The Empire Leicester Square on May 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

  • The Hangover III - UK Film Premiere

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 22: Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, Todd Phillips, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis attend The Hangover III - UK film premiere at The Empire Cinema on May 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)

  • The Hangover III - UK Film Premiere - Inside Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Justin Bartha attends the UK Premiere of 'The Hangover III' at The Empire Cinema on May 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/WireImage)

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    US actor Justin Bartha arrives for the European Premiere of 'The Hangover Part 3' in London on May 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Hangover III - UK Film Premiere

    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Justin Bartha attends The Hangover III - UK film premiere at The Empire Cinema on May 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Justin Bartha attends The Hangover III - UK film premiere at The Empire Cinema on May 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis attend The Hangover III - UK film premiere at The Empire Cinema on May 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Justin Bartha attends The Hangover III - UK film premiere at The Empire Cinema on May 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

  • Red Carpet - 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Actor Justin Bartha arrives at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Actor Justin Bartha arrives at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

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  • Justin Bartha

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actor Justin Bartha arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actor Justin Bartha arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

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  • The Trevor Projects 2012 'Trevor Live'

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  • The New Normal - Season Pilot

    This image released by NBC shows Andrew Rannells as Bryan, left, and Justin Bartha as David in a scene from "The New Normal," premiering Sept. 11, 2012 at 9:30p.m. EST on NBC. (AP Photo/NBC, Trae Patton)

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    THE NEW NORMAL -- 'Dog Children' Episode 116 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andrew Rannells as Bryan Collins, Justin Bartha as David Murray -- (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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  • NBC UpFront 2012 Presentation

    Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha, Jennifer Salke, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, NeNe Leakes NBC UpFront 2012 Presentation, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Monday, May 14, 2012. 5/14/12 © Jennifer Graylock/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661

  • NBC UpFront 2012 Presentation

    Justin Bartha NBC UpFront 2012 Presentation, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Monday, May 14, 2012. 5/14/12 © Jennifer Graylock/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661

  • NBC UpFront 2012 Presentation

    Justin Bartha NBC UpFront 2012 Presentation, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Monday, May 14, 2012. 5/14/12 © Jennifer Graylock/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661

  • Los Angeles Premiere of The Hangover Part II

    Justin Bartha Los Angeles Premiere of The Hangover Part II Grauman's Chinese Theater Hollywood, CA 5/19/11 ©Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661

  • Los Angeles Premiere of The Hangover Part II

    Justin Bartha Los Angeles Premiere of The Hangover Part II Grauman's Chinese Theater Hollywood, CA 5/19/11 ©Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661