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08/28/2014 01:43 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'Looking' Adds 'Mean Girls' Star Daniel Franzese For Season 2

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Best known for his role as "almost-too-gay-to-function" Damian in 2004's "Mean Girls," actor Daniel Franzese is joining HBO's gay-themed series, "Looking," for its second season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Franzese will play Eddie, a member of San Francisco's nonprofit community, in a major arc when "Looking" returns in 2015. The publication also describes the role as a "love interest" for an unspecified character.

Franzese, 36, described his role as the "new bear in town" on Twitter.

Meanwhile, actor Russell Tovey tweeted a photo which showed Franzese (right) enjoying lunch with his "Looking" co-stars on Aug. 27.

Earlier this year, Franzese came out as gay in an open letter addressed to his "Mean Girls" character.

"You were proud of who you were; I was an insecure actor," he wrote in the letter, published on IndieWire. "You became an iconic character that people looked up to; I wished I’d had you as a role model when I was younger. I might've been easier to be gay growing up."

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