In a recent interview with LGBT blog
Queerty, out actor Matt Bomer said that he's “proud and
thankful” for his gay roles.
The 40-year-old Bomer plays Sean, a Los
Angeles-based gay weatherman, in the upcoming film Papi Chulo.
The role comes amid news Bomer will
play Will Truman's love interest on the NBC comedy Will &
Grace. He's also played gay in the film adaptation of The
Normal Heart and in the Broadway production of The Boys in the
“Do you feel like you have an
obligation as a gay dad to tell these stories? So your kids
understand the history?” Queerty asked Bomer at the Toronto
International Film Festival, where Papi Chulo had its world
“Well I think it’s inherently part
of my story, so I try to be part of those stories,” said
Bomer, who is raising three children with husband Simon Halls.
“But I try to just tell the stories that I really love and respond
to, to be honest with you. And this is one of those. And looking at
the script – I would have jumped at the chance to play Sean even if
he were heterosexual. You know, [being gay is] a small part of who he
is and what’s going on in the film. But, yeah, I love telling all
kinds of different stories. I hope I get to tell more LGBTQ stories.
I hope a chance to do other stories. That’s part of being an actor
– hopefully, to play all different kinds of roles. I’m really
proud and thankful that I get to be part of these stories, and
hopefully get to continue.”