Actor Daniel Franzese recently caught up with Gay Star News where he talked about a wide range of topics, including turning 40 and the possibility of a second Looking movie. Wait… what?!
“I don’t see why we couldn’t make another movie,” Franzese says. “I totally think we could make another movie one day.”
Franzese played Eddie, Agustin’s love interest and volunteers at a homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth, on the short-lived HBO series.
“People really identified with that character,” he says. “He was a pleasure to play and my costars were terrific. HBO is a class act.”
After two seasons, HBO announced Looking would not be renewed for a third season, citing the sharp decline in ratings.
Despite poor ratings, the show had a strong cult following. So to satisfy fans and wrap the series up, HBO ordered a one-time TV movie special to serve as the finale. It premiered at the Frameline Film Festival in June 2016 but airing on HBO in July 2016.
Reflecting on his career thus far, Franzese says: “I’ve had great success with the impact of my Mean Girls character on young LGBTQs, to Looking where I was playing a HIV positive character who was healthy and happy; a romantic lead and sexualized, larger male.”
He adds, “I’m looking forward to the next role that pushes the envelope and helps move forward storylines for marginalized people!”