In an interview this week with The
New York Times, Raul Castillo said that playing gay on the HBO
dramedy Looking has helped his acting career.
HBO will air Looking: The Movie,
which ends the series about a group of gay men living in San
Francisco, on Saturday, July 23.
On the show, Castillo, 38, played a
love interest for Jonathan Groff's character, a programmer who
recently moved to San Francisco looking for love.
told the Times
that as one of the few straight cast members he always felt as if his
job was at risk. “I learned a lot about gay male intimacy on the
show,” he said.
“Early on, people would ask me if I
thought playing a gay character would pigeonhole me,” Castillo
said. “If anything, because the character had the profile that he
did, it's opened up more doors than anything.”
Castillo added that he was “happy”
with the show's finale. “It went where I wanted it to go,” he