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01/15/2015 03:56 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'Looking' Star Raúl Castillo Reveals What It's Like To Shoot Gay Sex Scenes With Jonathan Groff

"Looking" star Raúl Castillo shed some insight into the hit HBO series' steamy sex scenes in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week.

Castillo, who is straight, says he based his character, Richie, on a "morally centered, assertive" gay Latino actor he'd once co-starred with in a short film years before he landed his "Looking" role.

As far as shooting the show's man-on-man love scenes, Castillo said, "You can't take those situations too seriously, and certainly Jonathan and I don't. I think you have to have a good sense of humor."

He went on to note, "Luckily, we work in an environment where people are respectful and create a sort of 'safe space' for us to work in, and then we can just have fun. It could be terribly awkward, but it really isn't."

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