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What/If Actor Juan Castano Opens Up About Being Sexually Fluid

'What/If' Actor Juan Castano Opens Up About Being Sexually Fluid

'What/If' Actor Juan Castano Opens Up About Being Sexually Fluid

One of the stars of Renée Zellweger's Netflix thriller talks about his sexuality in a recent interview.

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Hollywood icon Renée Zellweger's new series What/If just dropped on Netflix recently, and Juan Castano, one of the show's actors who plays a gay character named Marcos, is opening up his own sexuality IRL.

"I would say that for the majority of my life I identified as straight, but as I got older I think my sexual preference has gotten more fluid," Castano said in an interview with NewNowNext when asked about how he identifies. "I am, as my friends say, on the spectrum."

When asked about if playing an openly queer character helped him figure out his sexual fluidity, he continued: 

"Yeah. It wasn’t the first time I played gay, but it was my biggest gay role [to date]. When I first had to kiss another man, it was in a play in New York six or seven years ago, Minotaur. I kissed this guy, and you’re rehearsing over and over, and it didn’t feel that different from kissing a woman. Then on I Am Michael it was the same thing. It feels really nice. I think what’s important is that as long as there is a connection with a human being that feels good it doesn’t make a difference if it’s a man or a woman. I would say playing Marcos solidified that for me simply because spending that much time with a character you fall in love with them and what they’re going through."

Read Castano's full interview with NewNowNext hereWhat/If is currently streaming on Netflix

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel