‘Superstore’s Out Comic Nico Santos Makes ‘Shady’ Mateo All His Own


As television’s primary (and possibly only) undocumented gay Filipino warehouse worker, Nico Santos of NBC’s Superstore is part a much-needed push for heightened Asian-American representation in Hollywood. However, Santos recently revealed that his character Mateo was never even intended to be Filipino. Or undocumented. Or gay. “Mateo’s part … was specified as somebody of Latino…

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