Wentworth Miller felt he was ‘feeding a fantasy’. He is a former star from the series of Prison Break (Michael Scofield) has come out to say that he was gay as he spoke out about his sexuality last August for the first time. In 2013 he made his screen debut in the thriller Stoker, and now the forty two year old star tells Details magazine:
”I feel more fully expressed.
”After ‘Prison Break,’ I came to grips with the fact that my public persona was in misalignment with how I actually felt. I was out to a handful of people in my twenties, and once I hit 30, I was out to family and friends. But professionally, I was feeding a fantasy. I created this air of ‘We don’t address that thing.’ ”
Asked if he felt like he was living a lie he said,
”My face was on billboards, and I thought it was my job to act a certain way. But I think audiences knew to a certain degree.
”The people onscreen aren’t the characters they’re playing. They’re our projection of who we want them to be. I think it’s possible to have a man-crush if you’re not gay or to have a crush on a guy you know to be gay if you’re a woman.”
”Attraction is fluid, and I think our imaginations are strong enough to hold a container for all of this complexity, even if we know on a subconscious level something’s not what it appears to be.”