Puerto Rican Xavier Torres became the first Latino to join HBO’s Entourage series, soon to begin its fourth season, according to his public relations firm, The Crossover Agency.
The actor, who has a lot of modeling experience in commercials and has acted in films like Quiéreme Mucho [in Puerto Rico] and Break-In for Lifetime Television, conceded that his physical resemblance to Adrian Grenier, the series’ star, was key to getting the role of Javier Groche, a young novela actor who goes to Hollywood to vie for the same roles that Grenier’s character is also pursuing.
Xavier, 24, who studied acting under actress Adriana Barraza (Babel) and is the face of Puerto Rico’s Tourism Company, isn’t ruling out the possibility of moving to Los Angeles, given the growing opportunities there for his community.
“This is the best time for Latinos. People like Ricky Martin, Raúl Julia or Rita Moreno put us on the radar. I honestly think everything’s possible. Nowadays, being a Latino and speaking Spanish is a plus and gives us that edge that’s so liked around the world. Women such as Salma Hayek or Penélope or actors such as Gael García and Diego Luna are proof that it’s good to dream and work hard to reach our goals,” the actor said. The fourth season of Entourage kicks off Sunday, June 17th at 10:00 P.M. (ET) on HBO.