But what about the other romance? You know, the completely platonic, bromantic one between Esposito (Jon Huertas) and Ryan (Seamus Dever)? Will they go through any more rough patches this season — like they did at the beginning of Season 5, after Ryan snitched on Espo and Beckett to Gates (Penny Johnson) — or is everything good in the Season 6 hood?
“From what we’ve filmed so far, it’s pretty smooth sailing,” Huertas reveals to TV Guide Canada. “There’s always going to be difference[s] between Ryan and Esposito. There’s a huge personality difference between the two, and that’s what, I think, makes for a lot of the funny bits. Each character’s view of what the other character does in a certain situation is always interesting, so that’s always going to be there.”
“But as far as being partners, we’re definitely loyal partners this season. I don’t think [that's going to change]. I don’t get the scripts too far ahead of time, [but] so far what we’ve shot, we’re good to go. We’re still partners for life … ‘TIL THE WHEELS FALL OFF!”
Sadly, outside of Ryan awkwardly lamenting their unproduced offspring — ”I just always thought that you and I would have kids together” — we haven’t heard much of the dynamic duo’s trademark witty banter this season, nor seen them very much onscreen. Fortunately, that’s all set to change in Sunday’s episode (“Need to Know”), which sees Beckett return to the 12th with her new fed buddies and attempt to muscle in on a case Castle, Espo and Ryan are working on. Huertas points to the episode as one of his favourites of the still-shooting season, as it contains one particular conversation scene in which he and the precinct boys bring “a lot of comedy,” something he likes to do whenever possible, and excels at — no surprise, given he once starred on The Joe Schmo Show.
The wait is finally over.
For the past four months and change, ever since Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) got down on bended knee and proposed to his beloved Katherine Houghton Beckett (Stana Katic) in the Season 5 finale of Castle, we’ve been frozen in a perpetual stasis of discomfort, teetering so far off the edge of our seats only a sliver of buttock remains, as we tirelessly fret over how Beckett will respond to the bestseller’s big romantic gesture.
Will she say yes, or no? Will she stay homicide in New York, or go fed in D.C.? We’ll get those answers Sunday — a full day ahead of our neighbours to the south (take that, Canada’s trousers!) — in the Season 6 starter, “Valkyrie.”
But being the impatient, incessant little gnats we are, we decided to grill Beckett’s most-trusted compatriot, Javier Esposito, or rather, his affable portrayer Jon Huertas, on the matter, and find out which Espo would choose — love or the job — if he were in Beckett’s shoes.
“The job,” Huertas tells TV Guide Canada without hesitation. “[Espo] definitely supports Beckett and her move to D.C., because Beckett’s been a cop a lot longer than she’s known Castle.
“I think in life you have your love for another human being, but you also have a love for your career,” he continues. “She loves her job, and loves working in the name of justice just as much as she loves Richard Castle. This proclamation of love and commitment is pretty new [for her], so I think she would choose the job, and if she trusts the love and … the love is strong enough, the distance [between NYC and D.C.] should be able to be overcome.”
Jon Huertas’ career spans television, film and music, having been recognized for his work on ABC’s “Castle” with a 2012 ALMA Award nomination. He also starred as the outspoken and gritty Sgt. Antonio Poke Espera in the highly acclaimed, Emmy nominated miniseries Generation Kill, as well as in a number of other TV series, including Prison Break, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, NCIS, CSI and Without a Trace.
Before joining the 12th precinct as a homicide detective, Huertas’ character Detective Esposito served in the Special Forces and was an officer in the Organized Crime Task Force at the 54th precinct. Alongside his partner Detective Ryan, they work tirelessly with Detective Beckett to solve murders and bring killers to justice. Always ready with a sardonic comment, Esposito is a loyal partner and a dedicated cop. Even in the face of adversity, he’s got his game face on and nothing can break him. He may have a bit of a bromance with Ryan but he considers himself quite the ladies man. Despite his constant wise cracks, Esposito is very intuitive and has always recognized the romantic tension between Beckett and Castle.
Huertas recently made a transition from working in front of the camera to working behind it, producing and directing film and music videos, as well as web-based media. One of his first ventures was co-producing The Insatiable, starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Michael Biehn and distributed through THINKFilm. Since then Huertas has built an impressive catalog of projects, from Neil LaBute’s After School Special to the feature documentary Ricky, currently in production.
Helping veterans with their transition back to civilian life through his role as co-chair of the SAG-AFTRA Military Personnel & Families Support Committee in partnership with the Got Your 6 campaign. (On a battlefield, the 6 o’clock position is the most vulnerable. When someone tells you he’s “Got Your 6,” it means he’s watching your back.)
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Castle star Jon Huertas is exercising his musical chops.
The actor announced Monday that he will release his first full-length album, Grown & Sexy Music, on June 11 through MidRats/Slydoggie Productions. The album, co-produced with Christian Davis, falls under what Huertas calls “urban pop,” with dance and R&B/pop tracks.
Jon Huertas doesn’t just play the cute and (more or less) single cop, Detective Javier Esposito on ABC’s “Castle.” As it turns out, the man is a singer as well. And Huertas is about to release his first full-length studio album, “Grown & Sexy Music.”
While the album itself will not be available until June 11, 2013, the second single — “Champion” — will come out early on Tuesday (April 9). The first single off the album, “Ledge of Love,” debuted last November. The song took the TV show’s relationship between Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) as its inspiration. A five-song EP called “Sex Tape” will also be released prior to the album appears, available at the actor’s website, thejonhuertas.com.
Jon Huertas, who plays Detective Javier Esposito on ABC’s popular TV series “Castle,” will release his first full-length studio album, “Grown & Sexy Music,” on June 11 through MidRats/Slydoggie Productions. “Champion,” out April 9, is the second single from the project.
A mix of club dance tracks and R&B/pop, “Grown & Sexy Music” was co-produced and co-written by Huertas and Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Christian Davis. Lead single “Ledge of Love,” based on the love story between “Castle” lead characters Beckett and Castle, was released last November. A five-song EP titled Sex Tape (featuring a new version of earlier single “Sex Is the Word”) and new single “Champion” were made available on April 2 exclusively on thejonhuertas.com.