Actor-writer Wentworth Miller says
coming out gay allowed him to align his public and private personas.
Miller, who is best known for his role
as Michael Scofield in the Fox series Prison Break, came out
gay last year.
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In speaking to men's fashion glossy
about his upcoming film The Loft, Miller was asked whether
coming out was a relief.
“I feel more fully expressed,” the
42-year-old actor said. “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.'”
“Do you ever regret lying in
interviews by saying 'I'm not gay'?”
“My face was on billboards,” Miller
answered, “and I thought it was my job to act a certain way. But I
think audiences knew to a certain degree.”