Russell Tovey is joining the cast of HBO’s new dramedy, “Looking,” a show about gay men living in San Francisco.
Tovey, who is openly gay, has previously said that he has a tendency to be cast as a straight man, adding that he would only take on a role as a gay man if the character was something that stood out to him.
“Every character I play is straight, which is unique, my agent says, because it’s not really been done before that someone who is completely out is able to play straight roles. So for me to play gay it has to be something special, because it might actually be more of a risk. So I’m waiting for that role — I want it to be something that moves things forward.”