In an interview with gay glossy The
Advocate, actor Raul Castillo said that he hopes that his Looking
character will lead to greater diversity in Hollywood.
HBO on Saturday aired Looking: The
Movie, the feature length film that ties up loose ends from the
sudden cancellation of the gay drama Looking after two seasons
on the premium cable network.
The series revolved around three gay
men living in San Francisco. Castillo played a love interest for
Jonathan Groff's character in the show.
As a straight man playing a gay role,
Castillo, a Mexican-American, said that he's “come up against some
discomfort, on the part of people that I grew up with, people in my
family,” though he added that he was “surprised by the level of
support” he received from his family about playing a gay
Mexican-American barber on the show.
Castillo added that he hopes Hollywood
will become more inclusive when it comes to characters who are LGBT
and of color.
“We're going to have to suffer
through many losses for every win that we get, but I think there's a
lot of people out there in the trenches making it work,” Castillo