Raul Castillo says it won't be easy
letting go of his character on HBO's Looking.
HBO abruptly canceled Looking after
its second season but promised a special to end the series.
The show follows the lives of three gay
men living in San Francisco: Patrick
(played by Groff), who came to the city to find love, Dom (Murray
Bartlett), a waiter looking to fulfill his father's dream of owning a
successful restaurant, and Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez), who
struggles with his art and relationships.
Season 2 ended with
Groff's video game designer character Patrick questioning whether he
should stay with his boyfriend Kevin (Russell Tovey) or pursue a
relationship with Richie (Castillo).
“I think for me,
the scenes with Jonathan are – maybe easy is not the right word –
but almost fluid,” Castillo
“I'm able to drop
in with him and there is an ease to our camaraderie and our
relationship. I think that I don't have to reach for it. It's there
immediately and I feel so lucky to have a scene partner like him
because you don't often get that. Cast members have made clear how
much they have enjoyed working together, which is why they've had
trouble letting go of the experience,” Castillo said.
“It's not going
to be easy to walk away from this character,” he said.
Castillo added that
being on Looking has given him the “artistic family that
[he's] always longing for.”