Jonathan Groff has called his Looking: The Movie co-star Murray Bartlett “a great kisser.”

The feature-length film set to air July 23 on HBO ties up loose ends from the gay drama, which ran for two seasons on the premium cable network. Looking revolved around three gay men living in San Francisco. Patrick (played by Jonathan Groff) came to the city to find love; Dom (Murray Barlett) is a middle-aged waiter looking to fulfill his father's dream of owning a successful restaurant; and Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) struggles with his art and relationships. Russell Tovey and Raul Castillo play love interests for Groff's character.

“When they were writing the movie, I said, 'I want to make out with Murray, Russell and Raul,'” Groff told Broadway World from the film's world premiere at the Frameline Film Festival. “The rest of the movie was filled in from there.”

“It was fun [making out with Murray]. He's a great kisser!” Groff said.

Director Andrew Haigh added: “Plus, they were very excited to make out with each other.”

(Related: HBO drops trailer for Looking movie.)