DETAILS: How did it feel?
Ricky Martin: Liberating, cathartic, beautiful. Once again, man, it's all about being in touch with the child inside. When you take things too seriously, you get old. You have to be silly. Whenever people say, "Hey, man, are you ever going to grow up?" That's when you know you're doing things right.
DETAILS: You're about to open in a revival of Evita on Broadway. Did the show resonate with you?
Ricky Martin: You know, "High Flying, Adored" is a beautiful song—and the story of it touches me in many ways. The lyric "so young, the instant queen" resonates. I started in this business when I was 11. One day I'm riding a bicycle in my neighborhood, the next day I auditioned for Menudo and was on a plane to perform in front of 200,000 people.
DETAILS: What was that kind of attention like?
Ricky Martin: Being a part of a boy band, you'd move your hips and girls would scream. I was only 12—I was a child. There was a guy that was 16. He would shake his hips better than me and he'd get more screams. It was like, "Oh shit, I'm sexy. But I'm not that sexy."
DETAILS: The last time you were on Broadway was in Les Misérables in 1996, alongside an 8-year-old Lea Michele. You recently shot an episode of Glee. Did that make you feel old?
Ricky Martin: I'm in a really cool place in my life. I feel great. I go to the gym. I do yoga. I'm a father to two toddlers, and lifting them is a workout—this is biceps, this is triceps. I also try to make love. That helps.
DETAILS: I thought new parents were too tired to have sex.
Ricky Martin: You just have to know how and when to do it. But it's funny. Sometimes it's like, "What, now? On cue?" No, it's not on cue. You just have to be creative.