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Trivia / How to Get Away with Murder

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  • Acting for Two: Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins and later his son Christopher Castillo.
  • Actor-Shared Background:
    • Laurel is a Mexican native who also speaks English and French, just like Karla Souza.
    • Wes is mixed-race, with a black mother and a white father just like Alfred Enoch.
      • Interestingly enough, the same is true on all counts for Rome Flynn and character Gabriel, and Dante Verica, the young actor who plays Gabriel in flashbacks.
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    • Conrad Ricamora is openly gay, just like character Oliver.
    • This one's a bit more incidental, but when Tegan speaks Spanish she has a noticeable Puerto Rican accent, and that's where actress Amirah Vann's mother is from.
  • Bland-Name Product: The "Altafena" search engine, which sounds rather like old-timey Altavista.
  • Fake American: Alfred Enoch (Wes) is British and in fact started his acting career in the Harry Potter films. Karla Souza (Laurel) is a Mexican native who spent some of her childhood in Aspen and France (and is likewise tri-lingual), and this is her US TV debut.
  • Fake Mixed Race: Interesting example in the finale. Alfred Enoch plays Wes' adult son, Christopher. While Wes is biracial (one black and one white parent, like his actor), Christopher is multiracial (two mixed-race parents, with black, white and Hispanic heritage). He's played by a mixed-race actor, just not one with the same mix.
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  • Life Imitates Art: For much of the time Laurel was pregnant in season 4, actress Karla Souza was as well. Karla's pregnancy was not confirmed until her daughter was born, and Laurel was shown pregnant back in season 3, keeping this from being a Written-In Infirmity. But it's an amazing coincidence, that probably made costuming Laurel in season 4 simpler.
  • Name's the Same: If you try to look up Wes's ex-girlfriend Meggy by typing in just her full name, there will be more results about that other Meggy instead.
  • The Other Darrin: In Jorge Castillo's first appearance in season 1, he's played by José Zúñiga in a rather small role. When he later becomes a much more significant recurring character, Esai Morales assumes the role.
  • The Wiki Rule: How to Get Away with Murder Wiki.