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Guillermo and Nightwing: Stepping out of the shadows of others and out of the closet with award-nominated actor Harvey Guillén

Harvey Guillén chats being at the height of his power as a performer, creator, and advocate for queer representation.
Emerald City Comic Con 2022
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What We Do In The Shadows was recently renewed for its sixth season, Harley Quinn debuted its third season, Esquire magazine came calling and actor Harvey Guillén has found himself at the center of the pop culture world in the past three weeks. His character in What We Do In The Shadows, Guillermo de la Cruz, recently came out to his family in tandem with Guillen sharing the details of his personal story with the world.

Luckily, Popverse's Ashley V. Robinson caught up with Harley Quinn's Nightwing Harvey Guillén at Emerald City Comic Con.

“It was in line with the idea that Guillermo was having his personal experience coming out and I wanted to tell my personal experience coming out as a queer person,” Guillen tells Popverse about his Esquire editorial which exploded to popularity across social media, “And I actually wrote that together with my sister.”

Here is our full 11-minute interview with Harvey Guillen:


Love this? Then you'll love watching New York Comic Con 2021's What We Do in the Shadows panel which we also filmed.

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About the Author

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Ashley V. Robinson

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Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian hobbit now living in the United States. She is the Video Producer at Popverse and committed to creating cat-themed content. She has been seen on stage all over the world including: The Wallis Annenberg, Theatre West, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Ottawa Fringe Festival, Youth Infringement Festival, Sock N Buskin, Cupcake Theater, and more. You may know her as the host of the Geek History Lesson podcast (alongside Jason Inman), and was even the face of Twitter marketing for podcasters, along with any number of streaming shows including: Jawiin, Roddenberry Entertainment, Collider, Screen Junkies, DC All-Access, Comicbook.com, Geek Bomb, Geek & Sundry, Hyper RPG, Major Spoilers, and many more. She is the co-creator of The Red Shirt Diaries and has been featured in several international commercial campaigns including being the Podcaster face of Twitter Marketing and Intel alongside The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. Ashley's tv credits include: Good Trouble (Freeform), Snowfall (FX), Pump (Urban Flix TV), and Hotel Secrets & Legends (Discovery Channel,). Her comic book writings Science! The Elements of Dark Energy and the Jupiter Jet series are both award-nominated for Best Graphic Novel.

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