Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, Glee

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Jonathan Groff wants some more Glee.

Lea Michele's Tony-nominated bestie appeared on the hit Fox series as Jesse St. James, a male lead of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline and a love interest for Rachel Berry.

"The clock is ticking," Groff told me this weekend in Atlanta at the Savannah College of Art and Design's aTVfest, where he was promoting his new HBO dramedy, Looking. "I hope so. I have no idea, [but] I would love to go back. I would love to."

Looking certainly is no Glee. The series, which premiered last month, centers on a group of gay friends living in San Francisco. (It's been called the gay Girls, Friends and even Seinfeld.)



Groff stars as Patrick, a 29-year-old video game developer who is intent on finding love. We've already seen him hookup with a Latino barber (the very hot Raúl Castillo) and now he's falling for his new boss Kevin (played by the also very hot Russell Tovey).

In tonight's episode, Patrick and his friends attend the Folsom Street Fair, San Fran's legendary outdoor leather fetish festival.

Groff is seen wearing a leather vest with no shirt underneath. They shot on location while the fair was going on.

"I had never been to the Folsom Street Fair and it was an experience," Groff said. "We felt very bonded as a cast and a crew after that day. It was inspiring to see people letting their freak flag fly and it was horrifying to see men like on hooks being thrown through the air. It was a lot. It was a lot of things."



HBO has yet to decide on a second season, but if there is one, Groff would love a certain singer-songwriter to play his love interest.

"Frank Ocean," he says when I ask about his dream guest star. "Frank Ocean is the first one that comes to my head. He's completely like my celeb crush. He's amazing."

After our interview at a Looking panel I moderated, executive producer Sarah Condon revealed that they actually did approach Ocean about being on the show, but he wasn't available because he was touring. "I didn't know that!" Groff said.

Fingers-crossed there's not only a season two, but Ocean is free to do some Looking.

Jonathan Groff, Looking


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