The new Netflix series AJ and the Queen, co-created and executive-produced by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King, stars Ru as Robert/Ruby Red, a double-crossed drag queen traveling across America from club to club in a rundown RV with a 10-year-old stowaway. Josh Segarra puts those wheels in motion as Hector a.k.a. Damien, a hunky swindler who preys on older queens like Ruby.
Segarra, 33, has made pit stops on shows like Arrow, Sirens, and Orange Is the New Black. But as he tells NewNowNext, AJ and the Queen brings his own queer journey full circle.
Josh plays Hector, who is the business partner and boyfriend of Robert.
Robert puts his trust in his partner by giving him his credit card holding all of his life savings.
To Robert’s dismay, it later comes back to bite him as Hector vanishes, taking all of the drag queen’s money with him.
Segarra has had several recurring roles in television, including a stint in as Adrian Chase in Arrow.
En una entrevista con NewNowNext , el actor Josh habló sobre lo que era trabajar con un ícono como RuPaul, y lo nervioso que estaba de filmar juntos sus escenas ‘humeantes’.
“Of course I was nervous to kiss RuPaul – that’s Mama Ru right there! I wanted to be respectful, but I also wanted to impress him,” he joked.
“I didn’t want him walking away, like, ‘That’s the best he’s got?’ So as with any character, I jumped in headfirst.”