Wentworth Miller, the English-born Prison Break star like most celebrities and most humans has some shocking truths in his life which have finally uncovered and brought out in the open. Outlined below are some of them.
Shocking Truths About Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield)
1. Wentworth Miller is Gay
Wentworth Miller came out as gay in a letter addressed to organizers of the Russian international film festival who had invited him to the event. He simply stated that though he enjoyed visiting Russia in the past, he cannot come to the festival due to the country’s anti-gay laws where people like him are violently persecuted. The letter was also posted on the GLAAD website.
2. Struggled with His Sexuality While Growing Up
During a Human rights dinner in Seattle, Wentworth Miller tells of his challenges while growing up, trying to be like the perfect kid. He did this by speaking, standing and holding his wrist the right way as he put it. He considered everyday as a test where failure would have resulted to heavy physical, psychological and emotional prices to pay.
3. Wentworth Miller Attempted Suicide Multiple Times
When Wentworth Miller found out early in his life that he was gay, he never came out of the closet. He lived in fear because of his gay sexual orientation and was pretending as if everything was fine. Wentworth Miller first Attempted Suicide at Age 15. He attempted suicide several times after that when he felt he couldn’t take it. During his confession at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner, he said he attempted suicide when his family was away for the weekend and swallowed a couple of pills.
4. Denied in the Past About Being Gay
Wentworth Miller denied being gay on thousands of interviews he has had, even claiming to have the desire for a wife and kids in one of them. Sometimes he simply refused to answer questions about his sexuality because he was afraid of a backlash. He was afraid that an open admission of the truth about his sexuality would hurt his career in a big way because of the open discrimination against gays that is still evident even in the showbiz industry. He admits he didn’t want to see his career which he had worked so hard for simply come to an end.
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5. Took Him a While to Get Comfortable with His Sexuality
Wentworth Miller knew he was gay when he was quite young and admitted only to close family and friends in later years. However, he publicly admitted at 41 years much to the shock of most of his loyal clueless fans. The letter to the international film festival organisers was his first bold move, followed by his speech at the Human Rights Campaign event. However, instead of a huge backlash, there were praises from several quarters including several gay societies for his boldness.
6. Admits He is a Loner
Wentworth Miller admits in one his interviews that he is a loner despite spending most of his days putting together shows that involve hundreds of people and promoting it. He further says he often desires to spend time on his own but due to the dramatic way his life has changed; being alone is a luxury he can no longer afford.
7. A Perfectionist
He says in past interviews of his high expectations of himself and admits that he is always hard on himself. He says he is normally greatly disappointed in himself whenever he doesn’t deliver as per his own expectations. He always care about the smallest details and will do everything to ensure that his work is perfect. He only competes against himself and no one else and therefore never compares himself to any actor.
8. Will Visit Russia Only when Anti-Gay Laws are Changed
After boldly coming out by declining Russia’s international film festival invitation, he further goes on to say that he will visit Russia if the country stops the violent persecution of gay people and changes its anti-gay laws. This shows his full support for gay people and it clearly shows that he is finally at peace with his sexuality.
More truths will definitely come out later, Everyone will want to know who Wentworth Miller is dating because the last gay rumor about him was that he was dating Luke MacFarlane the Brothers and Sisters series actor who was and is still openly gay, only time shall tell.