Arrowverse and ‘Prison Break’ Star Wentworth Miller Opens up About His Battles Against Homophobia

Arrowverse star Wentworth Miller announced he would no longer be playing his part Prison break character, Michael Scofield, in Instagram post on November 8th. He said he wants to focus on playing gay characters, and since Michael just didn’t want to reproduce the role. In the aftermath Instagram post on Nov. 10, Miller explained why he plays gay roles so important to him, since he was against homophobia before he came out.

Wentworth Miller regrets not having many opportunities to play gay characters

Prison break it was Miller’s big break. As it was a popular action-adventure show, it led to more sex roles in it Resident evil movies and in the CW’s Arrowverse. Miller’s Arrowverse character, Leonard Snart, is gay but looking back, Miller feels he’s making up for lost time in his career.

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Wentworth Miller | Dean Buscher / The CW

“I didn’t spend my career Position and Looking, ”Miller wrote on November 10.“ It didn’t work out that way. The work I’ve done does a lot of adventure, and that comes with a diverse fanbase. ”

Wentworth Miller experienced homophobia even from ‘Prison Break’ fans

Miller went on to explain how there were even people who might have liked him Prison break there would be negative feelings about it in real life.

“Within that is a homophobic subgroup and their people have been washing up on my shores,” Miller said. “They dig ‘Michael’ but they have a problem with me. The energy is ‘Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin’. They wish I could keep quiet, put a phone down. Don’t remind them. No.”

Prison Disruption: Wentworth Miller
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Miller continues to see homophobia in the comments and DMs on his Instagram account. In his post on November 8, he suggested that he could close comments to protect his readers from perceiving homophobia.

“I have no worries about myself,” Miller wrote. “I can’t be bothered in this place. I have too much power. Delete. Bloc. Put off. ‘Etc But I really take the opportunity for sweeter children to visit here, out of the closet recently or exploring the idea… I don’t want them to be open to bullsh * t. ”

Wentworth Miller was in the closet before the Arrowverse

Miller admits he stayed close as a way of dealing with Hollywood. He clarified that Prison break he never asked for it, but he felt that he got that message from business, schools, his family and the culture in general. The Arrowverse was one of the first productions that allowed him to play a gay character.

“My shortage was largely erased (by me, for beginners) in the first decades of my career,” Miller wrote on November 10. “My desire, now, is to put it off. in a way that neither I nor I can be lost. anyone else. ”

Wentworth Miller’s hopes for the future

Miller also clarified that he does not make a broad assertion that only gay actors should play gay roles. He just says he wants to play gay characters from now on. However, it still encourages more gay actors to play gay roles.

Wentworth Miller on the Flash
Wentworth Miller | Dean Buscher / The CW

“Do I want to see more gay parts with gay actors?” Miller wrote. “Yes. It makes a difference to performance-wise (IMO), but also just bec actors playing” gay “venues. It doesn’t matter if they’re” acting “- I still know what it’s like (Does this dynamic exist on a spectrum with porn genres such as “gay-for-pay” and straight male / “mask” priority / fetishization over gay men / “femme” within the gay community ? Conversations for another time.) ”

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