Scandal Actor ‘Huck’ (Guillermo Diaz), Talks Being Openly Gay in Hollywood


Please don’t tell anyone, but we’ve developed a slightly peculiar crush on ‘Huck’ (real name Guillermo Diaz) of, ‘Scandal’. Since the season ended in December, we’ve been trolling and searching for all things Oliva Pope, Huck and the rest of ’em–so much that we even posted the finale. Since the show is back today, we decided to give you an inside look at Huck (we like to stay in character, here), via his interview with Gay Star News. In it, the 37-year-old dishes on being an openly gay actor in Hollywood and how diverse he is on the big screen. Peep a few excerpts:

On how he handles being openly gay in Hollywood: 

‘I don’t even think about it, I’m an actor. I’ve been out since I started acting and I’ve worked my whole life. I think people get too caught up in it. I don’t stress about it. If somebody doesn’t want to work with me because I’m gay, I don’t want to work with them either.’

On being diverse on the big screen and haute enough for Britney Spears:

‘I played a drag queen in Stonewall but I played a straight guy in an episode I just did of Law & Order: SVU,’ he says. ‘And check this out, I played another straight guy in a movie in Utah (Ticket to Vegas) and Britney Spears called me to be in her music video. I was her love interest in I Want to Go which came out last year. My co-star plays the First Lady and she’s never been married to a president. Why isn’t that a big deal? So I can’t play a straight ex-CIA agent? It’s just common sense.’

On what ‘Scandal’ fans can expect this season: 

‘You will find out so much more about my character,’ he says. ‘A lot of questions were left unanswered in the first season. It’s good and it’s juicy.’

[Carlton Jordan, Gay Star News]