In an new interview with Los Angeles Confidential, actor Jack Falahee discusses playing gay on the ABC drama How To Get Away With Murder.

Falahee, 26, plays gay law student Connor Walsh on the show, which returned Thursday for a second season. At the end of last season, Connor's boyfriend learned that he's HIV-positive.

“I approach it as, 'This is my job and I'm going to work at fulfilling my duties as an actor,'” he said of playing a gay character. “I'm doing my best to portray [Connor] in an honest light.”

“We're seeing a lot gay men and women on television. I think the whole landscape is being restructured to accurately portray humans,” he added.

Falahee's next role is playing a Confederate scout in Mercy Street, the upcoming PBS miniseries set in the Civil War.