Wentworth Miller, the English-born Prison Break star like most celebrities and most humans has some shocking truths in his life which have been uncovered and brought out in the open. Outlined below are some of them. But before we go into that, let’s take a quick and concise look at his biography.
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller quits the show for good because he’s done playing straight men
Wentworth Miller won a legion of fans as Michael Schofield. (Fox/Getty)
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has told fans he won’t be taking part in any future seasons of the show because he’s done playing straight men.
The actor appeared in all four seasons from 2006 to 2009, as well as the 2017 revival, as Michael Scofield, who deliberately sends himself to prison to break out his elder brother Lincoln Burrows.
A sixth season of Prison Break is rumoured to be in the works, but it’ll have to go ahead without its lead character after Miller confirmed he’s quit for good.
Miller, who is gay, said his decision was partly linked to the abuse he gets from homophobic viewers, who are presumably unhappy to learn he’s not as straight as his character is.
“Who are these people? On my page? What backwards-ass, Stone Age values country did they crawl out of? The US?” he asked, referring to the offensive comments and DMs he receives.
He went on to explain that he although “won’t be disappearing” from social media, the ability to comment on his posts will.
“I’m not concerned for myself. I can’t be ‘bullied’ in this space. I have too much power. ‘Delete. Block. Deactivate.’ Etc,” he said. “But I take seriously the possibility of queer kids visiting here, recently out of the closet or exploring the idea… I don’t want them exposed to bulls**t.”
Miller admitted his decision to cut ties with Prison Break was “related” to this, and concluded with a message to the fans who were salty about his sexuality.
“I’m out. Of PB. Officially,” he confirmed. “Not because of static on social media (although that has centered the issue). I just don’t want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told).
“So. No more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons… I understand this is disappointing. I’m sorry.
“If you’re hot and bothered because you fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay one… That’s your work.”
SCHOFIELD & TOYBOY LOVER: ‘Brave’ TV Host ‘Only Came Out After AFFAIR with RUNNER Was About To Be Exposed’
Veteran host Schofield, 57 is alleged to have been in a firey affair with a young male runner called Matthew Mcgreevy who it is claimed is “furious” that Schofield had apparently ‘f*cked him over’ and was ready to go to the press thus prompting Schofield to go into damage limitation and control the narrative himself. Information about Schofields alleged affair with the young gay show runner was apparently common knowledge with ITV staff and at the BBC, a corporation still reeling from the Jimmy Saville pedophile revelations from 2011.
I’m gay, says Prison Break star Wentworth Miller
ACTOR Wentworth Miller has come out as gay in protest against Russian homophobia.
The Prison Break star declined an invite to a Russian film festival after the country passed a series of anti-gay laws.
He had been asked to attend the St Petersburg International Film Festival but turned them down saying: “As a gay man, I must decline.
“I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government,” Wentworth said in his letter which was made public by the campaigning group GLAAD.
“The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly,” he said.
The 41-year-old said that if the situation changed he would reconsider his position, adding that he had “a degree of Russian ancestry” and had enjoyed visiting the country on many other occasions.
In the TV show Prison Break, Wentworth plays Michael Scofield, a man who tries to save the life of his brother who is on death row.
The actor was praised for coming out by gay rights advocates.
“Wentworth’s bold show of support sends a powerful message to LGBT Russians, who are facing extreme violence and persecution: you are not alone,” said GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz.
“As people from across the globe continue to speak out against Russia’s horrific law, more celebrities and corporations should follow his courageous lead in openly condemning Russia’s anti-LGBT law,” he added.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in July signed a law making it illegal to promote homosexuality in any way. It is punishable by imprisonment.
A law passed in 2012 also banned public gay pride events in Moscow for the next 100 years.
The Russian laws have been condemned worldwide and in the US some gay bars have banned Russian vodka.
Wentworth had previously denied rumours that he was gay, saying: “”No, I’m not gay. I know these rumours are out there.
“I’m cool with the fact that they exist, I mean this is about fantasy. Certain people are going to have certain fantasies.
“If someone wants to imagine me with a woman, or a man or one of each, that’s cool with me as long as you keep watching the show [Prison Break].”
Michael Scofield is gay
Hey there earthlings, I have some disturbing news for the ladies. Turns out Wenthworth Miller, fondly remembered as Michael Scofield from the hit series ‘Prison break’ is gay…and how do I know this???because when a hot guy like Wenthworth turns out to be gay its definitely going to be news,and I have got my sources*whose names I shall not mention for their own safety**coughs Linda Ikeji*…something about him being invited to a show in Russia which recently put up some anti-gay laws and Miller sending an apology that he couldn’t make it since ‘his kind’ were not accepted there…bummer
So Michael is gay so what???that doesn’t mean some ladies*and men* can’t still lust after him and create fantasies where bad things are being done*scratches head**im not talking about me o* although if I were he’d probably be doing…to my… I’m going to stop here incase I have some PG13 readers
I should have guessed he was gay though*kinda suspected,I mean the dudes name is Wenthworth…who names their straight kid Wenthworth???* with his sexy eyes and his cute face*or should I say beautiful face*…meeeehn whyyyyyyyy does it have to be the ‘Wenthworths’ of this world that turn out gay??? Anyway he is gay,I am an unofficial graduate,my mum still thinks I got more clothes than she does…life goes on
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Does Prison Break star Wentworth Miller have a boyfriend?
FORMER Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has never openly declared that he has a boyfriend, although fans have speculated he may be dating Canadian actor Luke Macfarlane.
Miller came out as gay in 2013 and recently revealed he will not be playing his straight character on the show anymore.
Prison Break’s Saudi Fans SHOCKED That Wentworth Miller Is Gay!
Prison Break’s Saudi fans expressed their admiration of Michael Scofield character, that Wentworth Miller skillfully performed.
While there was no specific reason behind remembering the five-season series, the hashtag started as one fan recalled „Michael Scofield“ to gain wide interaction among the Saudis.
Few hours later, tweeps started digging into Miller’s personal life discovering that he is gay, to the point that when you type Michael Scofield in Arabic in Twitter search box, the word „gay“ pops up in the suggestions.
Despite admiring Wentworth Miller’s outstanding performance in the series, Saudi fans were disappointed to learn that their favorite star is gay.
A female fan tweeted: „May I say that when I discover that any actor or actress is gay, I lose respect for them whoever they are. I used to admire his (Miller) acting and powerful role, but today when I came to know that he’s gay, I’m feeling disgusted.“
معليش اي ممثل او ممثله تعجبني بس اكتشف انه قي يطيح من عيني لو شووو ماكان ، كنت معجبه بتمثيله وقوة دوره لكن يوم دريت انه مثلي لاعت كبدي منه #مايكل_سكوفيلد
While another one joked: „God damn it he turned out to be gay.. at least let me finish the final season.“
الله يلعن ام القهر طلع مثلي طيب خلوني اكمل الموسم الاخير#مايكل_سكوفيلد
However, before Saudi fans learned about Wentworth Miller’s sexuality, they praised him.
Among the comments, one user said: „This series is heroic in the full sense of the word, everything is realistic and plans are logical, and Schofield was incredible in a way that I can’t describe.“
Another one said: „Michael Schofield is the most powerful creative artist you can see in your life.“
‘Prison Break’ Star Wentworth Miller Reveals He Is Gay
Wentworth Miller who starred as Michael Scolfield in the popular television series ‘Prison Break’ has revealed to the world that he is gay.
According to reports from CBS News, the Prison Break star came out of the closet to reveal his through sexuality after he was invited to attend the Petersburg International Film Festival by director Maria Averbakh. Miller in a reply to Averbakh said that he had to turn down the invitation to attend the film festival in Russia because of the country’s anti-LGBT laws.
In his letter, the 41-year-old actor thanked the organizers of the film festival for the invitation, but said the following in his letter, “As a gay man, I must decline.’
The content of Miller’s letter was posted on the famous LGBT movement website .
In his letter, Miller said that he was greatly troubled by the way the Russian government is treating gay men and women in that country. He said he found the government’s behavior towards the gay community as one that is totally unacceptable.
Miller further stated that he couldn’t bring himself to attend or be part of a celebratory occasion in a country which discriminated against gay men and women like himself.
Miller ended his letter by expressing the hope that someday if circumstances improved in Russia then he would be free to make a different choice.
Russia recently passed new laws that banned people from expressing any form of support for the rights of gay people. The laws were passed in June this year and bans every form of support of nontraditional sexual relations.
These new anti-gay laws in Russia are what made Miller to refuse to honor the invitation to grace the film festival in the country.
Miller entered into the limelight in 2005 as the star of the famous Fox television series ‘Prison Break’ which aired from 2005 to 2009. He starred as Michael Scofield and won the hearts of fans all over the world.
Besides starring in the hit television series, he has also appeared in other television series such as ‘The Ghost Whisperer’, ‘E.R’ and ‘House, M.D.’. Miller has also appeared in the Hollywood movies ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ and ‘The Human Stain’ among several others.
Is He Gay or Married?
Wentworth Miller denied being gay on thousands of interviews he 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 the possible 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.
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 every day as a test where failure would have resulted in heavy physical, psychological and emotional prices to pay.
Miller later 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 couldn’t 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.
Wentworth Miller knew he was gay when he was quite young and admitted only to close family and friends in later years. However, it took him 41 years to go public with the news much to the shock of most of his loyal and 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 commending him for his boldness.
He stated that he lived in fear because of his sexual orientation and was pretending as if everything was fine. As a result, he first Attempted Suicide at Age 15 and has attempted to take his own life 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 – he swallowed a couple of pills.
His Family, Brother, Wife and Boyfriend
As far as we know, Wentworth Miller doesn’t have any nuclear family of his own at least not yet anyway. Though he had stated in an interview of his desire to one day have his own family “wife and kids,” now, however, after coming out as gay we doubt if that is a possibility. Nevertheless, with civilization and advancement in modern medicine, there is a high chance of this if he decides to. He could adopt children, go the way of surrogate or subscribe to other equally great options available for gay people like himself.
Miller is a very private person when it comes to his relationships especially now that he has come out of the closet. Nevertheless, he has been spotted with a few guys who we believe he has dated before and after his coming out. Some of them include; Luke Macfarlane, Kristoffer Cusick an Mark Liddell.
However, these relationships are based on speculations given that the prison break star hasn’t publicly come forward to announce or confirm any relationship. Notwithstanding, he hasn’t debunked the claims either so who knows, it might just be the truth.
Miller doesn’t have any brother at least not a biological one. However, the only brother he has as we are aware of is a fictional one. Miller’s brother was played by Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) in the hit Fox Network’s television drama Prison Break.
Miller whose character was Scoffield in the series played the role of a caring brother who devised a means to aid his brother to escape death row after he was wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit.
The on-screen brotherly love and resemblance of the pair were such enough to make lovers of the series wonder if they weren’t brothers in real life. Oh well, they are just that, on-screen brothers.
Der Darsteller (Wentworth Miller) ist schwul, hatte ein spätes Coming Out (erst 2013) und engagiert sich seitdem nachhaltig in verschiedenen Bereichen (Menschenrechte, Mental Health, LGBTQ).
Die Serienfigur (Scofield) ist offensichtlich hetero, wie die meisten Charaktere, die er bisher verkörpert hat.
Prison Break stars come out in support of Wentworth Miller.
The actor’s co-stars shared their support for his decision.
“It was fun mate. What a ride it was,” said Dominic Purcell, who played Miller’s on-screen brother, Lincoln Burrows. “Fully support and understand your reasoning. Glad you have made this decision for you health and your truth.”
Sarah Wayne Calies, who played his character’s wife, Sara Tancredi, added: “With gratitude for all the work we did together, & with deep love, I’m voicing my support for that choice.”
Wentworth Miller came out as gay in 2013, four years after Prison Break wrapped its original run, in a letter declining an invitation to a Russian film festival. He said that as a gay man, he could not be present on account of the Kremlin’s treatment of LGBT+ people.
Soon after, Miller opened up about the struggles he faced as a teenager while coming to terms with his sexuality, including a suicide attempt.
Matthew Mcgreevy, Phillip Schofield Lovers Bust Up
It is claimed that McGreevy who was just 18 when he met Schofield in 2004, had an unusually ‘close working-relationship’ with the 52 year old presenter but after they had a ‘lovers bust up’ the studio runner moved from This Morning to work with ITV on the show Loose Women.
An insider reportedThe Daily Star Sunday: “Lots of people who work at This Morning have known Phillip is gay for a few years.”
Schofields Sexuality an Open Secret
“It was an open secret among the team but none of them would have ever said anything about it publicly,” and one source alledges that he often took young gay guys “under his wing” and became a lover and mentor to them.
One show insider said, “Phillip is a very caring guy. Over the years he has supported others who are gay and made sure they feel comfortable to be themselves. There was one runner who was struggling to deal with his sexuality and Phillip was quick to offer support and become a mentor for him.”
Initially the public were very supportive of Schofields decision to come out but opinion has begun to turn toxic as it appears that his hand was forced by uncontainable rumours and threats to go public with affairs.
Much sympathy has begun to pour in for Schofields wife who according to the Express is “shattered” that her marriage to Phillip has effectively been based upon lies.
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Why even bring Jimmy Savile into this, unless you think being gay makes you a peado? Most of your articles are about paedophilia or homosexuals. Trying to deflect?
Nah. Just a comment on the salacious nature of the supposed wholesome people who appear on our TV. Schofield is a cheat, Saville was much worse obviously.
Who is his boyfriend?
Miller, who is notoriously private, is reportedly dating actor Luke Macfarlane according to Distractify.
Macfarlane, who’s best known for playing Scotty Wendell on ABC’s Brothers and Sisters, has been linked to Macfarlane since 2007.
In the past, Miller has also been linked to actors Kristoffer Cusick and Hollywood photographer Mark Liddell.
Miller and Macfarlane have not addressed any rumors about their romance, but both once cited concerns for how their sexual orientation would impact their careers.
In 2008, Macfarlane told Canada’s Globe and Mail that “I don’t know what will happen professionally. That is the fear, but I guess I can’t really be concerned about what will happen because it’s my truth.”
Wentworth has been on the receiving end of constant fan attention since his debut in Prison Break.
When did he come out?
Miller came out in 2013 in an open letter to the St Petersburg National Film Festival in Russia.
He rejected the invitation to the festival on the grounds of Russia’s troubling attitude towards gay men and women, writing:
„I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.“
He signed the letter by asserting his membership in GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, and The ManKind Project.
GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz spoke out in consolidation of Miller’s letter, writing „as people from across the globe continue to speak out against Russia’s horrific law, more celebrities and corporations should follow his courageous lead in openly condemning Russia’s anti-LGBT law.“
Miller is now an advocate for mental health and was given a public apology last year when The LAD Bible shared a fat-shaming meme.
The actor had gained weight during a period where he says he had „suicidal thoughts.“
Unwilling to let go, Prison Break fans proposed a gay Michael Scofield
Prison Break fans have been pushing for Season 6 for years. So, it shouldn’t be too surprising that they were not willing to let it go even after Wentworth confirmed he was done. In fact, fans suggested there was an easy solution to this problem. Who said Michael Scofield had to be straight? Couldn’t he leave Sara? Couldn’t he be gay? Fans believed this was an easy solution to the problem. Wentworth got the gay character he wanted. And, fans got to hold on to their show.
Would Wentworth Miller return to play Michael Scofield if he was gay? This is what fans really needed to know. Fortunately, Wentworth did notice the suggestions. And, he decided to reply to them.
Wentworth, however, dug a little deeper in his response. He realized fans were doing more than suggesting Michael could be gay. They were suggesting he should be with T-Bag in Season 6. Possibly because T-Bag was the only main character who happened to be homosexual.
T-Bag and Michael romance? Wentworth Miller shares his thoughts
Now, beyond those who are desperate to see another season of the series… True Prison Break fans are a little taken back by the suggestion. T-Bag and Michael hate each other. They’ve tried to kill each other on multiple occasions. T-Bag is bad to the bone. And, Michael? He’s good. This type of romance just doesn’t make sense. And, a guy like Michael Scofield? He would never leave Sara for someone like T-Bag.
Needless to say, Wentworth was not onboard with this romance suggestion. Moreover, he thought it was disgusting that fans thought T-Bag was an ideal representation of homosexuality in the series.
[Prison Break Instagram]“Forgive me – I need to put my finger on something. In and around the ‘reveal’ I’m gay IRL, don’t wish to play straight parts etc., I saw dozens of comments suggesting Michael leave Sara for T-bag. Or that T-bag will be ‘looking’ for Michael/me,” Wentworth penned toward the beginning of a very long Instagram post.
Is it possible, to some folks, T-Bag = ‘gay’ rep on PB? Maybe the ONLY rep on TV in their part of the world? Forget the homophobes + zealots (bec fuck them) – for the queer kids, the queer adults who will never come out bec coming out = death in their part of the world… is T-bag the best they can expect?”
The Prison Break star continued to unload on his followers
Wentworth Miller was clearly deeply upset that some felt T-Bag was the ideal match for Michael. Moreover, he was disgusted T-Bag was the representation of homosexuality in Prison Break. And, could fans really blame him for being upset? T-Bag was a monster in the series. One of the biggest villains. He certainly wasn’t the type of man one would expect Michael to leave Sara for.
The actor proceeded to call out Hollywood: “I’ve said one of the lies Hollywood tells is the screen is sacred and actors are gods. It isn’t and they aren’t. Storytelling is sacred. Older than civilization, it’s how we try and make sense of where we’ve been. Are. Where we’re going. Hollywood is just the shiny straw thru which the sacred is (currently) channeled.”
Stories matter. Balanced, responsible storytelling matters. You never know who’s watching. Or where.”
Now, it is worth mentioning that Wentworth Miller never really clarified if he’d embrace the role of Michael if Michael was gay. But, a Michael Scofield and T-Bag romance doesn’t sound like something Wentworth wants.
What do you think about Wentworth Miller’s Instagram post? Moreover, what do you think about a Michael Scofield and T-Bag romance? Share your thoughts on this Prison Break update in the comments.
He wrote a direct message to fans and unapologetically stood behind his decision to step down from the role.
„No more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons… I understand this is disappointing,“ he wrote on Instagram.
„I’m sorry. If you’re hot and bothered bec you fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay ;s your work.“
5. 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 facts will definitely come out later. Everyone will want to know who Wentworth Miller is dating because the last gay rumour about him was that he was dating Luke MacFarlane the Brothers and Sisters series actor who was and is still openly gay.
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Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has published a strongly worded letter declining an invitation to attend a Russian film festival in light of the country’s new anti-gay laws.
The actor, 41, who confirmed that he is gay publicly for the first time via the letter, turned down an offer to be a “guest of honour” at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival.
He wrote: „Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline.“
„The situation is in no way acceptable,“ he wrote, adding: „I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.“
Miller stated that he was „deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government.”
The letter, addressed to festival director Maria Averbakh, was published on the website of advocacy group GLAAD – formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Miller, who played Michael Scofield in the Fox network’s Prison Break from 2005 to 2009, has recently become a screenwriter. Recent writing credits include Stoker, which stars Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska.
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He is just the latest acting luminary to add his voice to the growing dissent regarding Moscow’s newly adopted homophobic laws.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an act banning the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” in June. The laws impose heavy fines on anyone organising a gay pride event or providing information about homosexuality to people under 18.
Writer and broadcaster Stephen Fry has since called for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, due to be held in Sochi, Russia in February.
Actor Rupert Everett also added his voice to the dissent, telling The Independent last week: “If you are gay in Russia you don’t know anything about anything. You have no idea Aids exists because there’s no information. You live very secretly. If anyone finds out… you are liable to be beaten up, or killed, or forced to commit suicide.”
Bravo channel host and executive producer Andy Cohen told E! News last week that he would not be co-hosting Donald Trump’s Miss Universe pageant this year in Moscow because he „didn’t feel right as a gay man stepping foot into Russia.“
Homosexuality was decriminalised in Russia in 1993. The new laws have been vocally criticised by human rights groups and politicians in the West.