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Wentworth Miller in TVGuide

Wentworth Miller in TVGuide

How did you get the scar on your upper lip? —Maurine, Derwood, Maryland I can’t remember a specific incident. I must have fallen on my face as a kid running up and down die streets of Brooklyn. I’m going to have to ask Mom about that one.

You’re a well-educated man—do you ever regret not taking your knowledge into another career? —Amanda, Memphis Never. Acting is in my heart of hearts.

How do you feel about being a heartthrob? —Amy, Bloomington, Indiana It’s neither here nor there. If it opens a few doors for me, I’m willing to go along on that ride.

Continue reading the full article on Wentworth Miller  from TV Guide after the jump.  More pictures in the gallery!

Fox River’s foxiest inmate Wentworth Miller answers all
of your Prison Break questions and what’s on his iPod.

Wentworth Miller Unlocked

TV Guide April 10-16, 2006

The Prison Break hunk answers all your questions.  And yes, he’s single! — Far from his white-knuckled predicament inside the walls of Fox River State Penitentiary, Prison Break’s hero Wentworth Miller, 33, kicks back in a Greenwich Village photo studio. Maybe the relaxed setting explains why he waxed so wise, warm and reflective as he fielded a slew of your questions fresh off Or maybe he’s just a really, really nice guy.

Will we ever get to see Michael and Dr. Sara get together romantically? —Daisy, St. Louis I’ll say that before the brothers break out, Michael and Sara take their relationship to the next level.

How did you get the scar on your upper lip? —Maurine, Derwood, Maryland I can’t remember a specific incident. I must have fallen on my face as a kid running up and down die streets of Brooklyn. I’m going to have to ask Mom about that one.

What is the significance of the black cord pendant necklace you wear? —Kelly, Douglas, Georgia It’s a simple solid-silver piece at the end of that cord necklace. I found it at a flea market. It doesn’t do anything, it doesn’t hold anything. It just is, which I thought was a statement in and of itself. It spoke to me.

How do you pass the time when they’re applying Michael’s full-body tattoo? —Shiran, Los Angeles I listen to my iPod. I watch old movies on a little TV/DVD set, like "His Girl Friday" or the original "The Hills Have Eyes." The-makeup team and I work our way through various TV series. The last was Family Guy. I made it through all six seasons of Oz in three months.

What happened to the Taj Mahal Michael was helping Warden Pope build?  — Bernice, Boca Raton, Florida  It’s nearing completion, and in fact plays a critical part in the penultimate episode. There is a showdown between Michael and the Pope, and Michael must choose whether to betray someone who’s been incredibly kind to him.

When asked about your race, what do you tell people? –Soycheng, Vancouver, Washington  I say I’m of mixed race, and if they ask for specifics, I rattle off the details: My mother is Russian, French, Syrian, Lebanese and Dutch; my father is African-American, Jamaican, English, German and part Cherokee.

How difficult was it dealing with racism growing up and now trying to find roles in Hollywood? —Stephanie, Milton, Massachusetts I’ll find myself standing in the company of someone who will make an offhand comment about someone else who is clearly "this" or "that," knowing that they haven’t realized that I may also be "this" or "that." They feel free to make that sort of comment in front of me, and then I’m faced with the choice of "Do I stop the party and start lecturing, or do I keep quiet and internalize this insult to someone who looks like they could be my family?" It’s a difficult choice, and I’d like to say that I always do the right thing, but the fact is it can be exhausting trying to educate someone. Confronting people can be difficult. As for how race has played into my experience in the business, it’s really difficult to say. Obviously I’m not in the room when they’re talking about my audition tape, so I don’t know what goes into that process. I will say I’ve been fairly pleased by the reaction to my casting in Prison Break, which is basically no reaction at all. I’m playing a white character. There are those who would argue that actors of a certain background should not play certain parts, and those who would argue that those limitations should be challenged. I’m not interested in weighing in on that. I just want to work.

Any interest in comedy? —Camille, Brooklyn, New York
Absolutely. Romantic comedy, dark comedy, maybe even slapstick.

What’s on your iPod? —Patty, Los Angeles
A lot of classical—Tchaikovsky is a favor—and some old-school Ella Fitzgerald, Simon and Garfunkel, ’80s-era Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Angie Stone. I like Eminem. Grunge. When I was in high school in the ’80s, when I could have been listening to Poison and that kind of thing, my parents had very strict rules, and I wasn’t allowed to listen to music that had lyrics while I was doing my homework. So it was classical music or nothing. I think I missed out on a lot of stuff that my peers were into.

If you could play any character in literature, whom would you play? —Jennifer, Millville, New Jersey Well, if we can expand the definition of literature to include comic books, I’d definitely love a crack at General Zod from "Superman."

So I’m hoping that Bryan Singer makes a sequel to the "Superman" that’s coming out and casts me. What five people in history do you admire? —Angela, Detroit I’ve always had an interest in the English novelists from the 1800s, which is why I became an English major. Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, Jane Austen, the Brontes. I have a very romantic, tragic vision of these people scribbling away in some attic only to be really appreciated after their demises.

You’re a well-educated man—do you ever regret not taking your knowledge into another career? —Amanda, Memphis Never. Acting is in my heart of hearts.

How do you feel about being a heartthrob? —Amy, Bloomington, Indiana It’s neither here nor there. If it opens a few doors for me, I’m willing to go along on that ride.

What will you be doing during the Prison Break hiatus? —Michele, Chatsworth, California I’ve decided to do nothing at all. I’ve been lucky enough to get lots of movie offers, but the show is my first priority, and I’m very tired. I know if I want to give my all to the second season, I really need to take a couple months off to recharge the batteries. So after driving home from Chicago to L.A., I’ll kick back and take it easy.

Dave Chappelle recently said, "Success takes you where character cannot sustain you." Agree or disagree? —Voncile, Dallas Agree, for the most part. Anthony Hopkins [his costar in "The Human Stain''] said to me that success shines a magnifying glass on who you really are. Success gives you opportunities and money and power to take who you really are and run with it, so you’ll either become a monster or an even better person. I hope to fall into the latter category.

Do you cook? —Cynthia, Brooklyn, New York I can toast Pop-Tarts. That’s really about the extent of it. Actually, I do have one dish I can make—spaghetti with meat sauce. I thought I was so clever the day I decided to add a can of salsa to a jar of Prego to make a kind of Mexican-Italian Bolognese sauce. I thought it was great. My friends didn’t agree.

What "type" were you in school? —Carrie Ann, Walla Walla, Washington A lot of slashes: nerd/jock/artist/newspaper geek. I was many things, and so didn’t really fit in anywhere.

You’ve mentioned that you were working on some short stories and a script. Any chance of us seeing them soon? —Yue Zhuo, Melbourne, Australia
It will be a long time before I feel comfortable enough to share my work, sad to say.

Do you see yourself settling down with a nice girl and having children? —Jerri, Pico Rivera, California Right now, my work comes first. I’m a workaholic, which is the sad truth of it. I did manage to go on a couple of dates over the past year, but I’m happiest when I’m on set, so I really need to get all of that out of my system before I can really turn my attention to more personal matters.

Rumor has it you sponsored a cat shelter. True? —Hunter, Homewood, Illinois Not true. I’m the last person to start a cat shelter, seeing as I’m deathly allergic to them. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to all animals and even some people. There was a scene where I had to give Dominic Purcell a hug—you know, a touching embrace between the brothers—and at the end of the night I had a rash on my neck. I got a lot of teasing on that.

You were a member of Princeton University’s a capella Tigertones. Any chance we’ll see you in musical roles? —Rochelle, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada I’d love to. Not necessarily on stage, maybe on the big screen. I haven’t sung—sang?— in 10 years, and it would take a lot of training to get my voice back to something remotely presentable. So it’s a pipe dream at this point.

If you could have one superhero power, what would you choose? —Kimberly, Las Vegas I wish I could control the weather. I’ve been suffering in Chicago for the last year and am facing an additional six months there.

What TV shows do you watch? —Shaniqua, Newport, Rhode Island I buy the DVDs: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nip/Tuck and the first season of NewsRadio, because I think Phil Hartman was a genius. When I did watch live TV, I was a big fan of the Law & Orders. Sam Waterston was a personal inspiration, because there was a time I bought into the mentality that success in Hollywood meant feature films. I remember spending a weekend watching Law 6" Order, and Sam Waterston blew me away, episode after episode. I thought, "There’s amazing work being done in every facet of this business, and to listen to my agents and refuse to go out for TV, I’m being a fool."

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  • KiKi

    First! haha.. He is SOOOOOO cute, love this man!! yummmy, tonight’s episode should be real good!! watch it everyone

  • m8

    They killed Kenny! You bastards, TV Guide!

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  • m7

    Kenny lives in the picture with Went in the orange shirt!

  • Derek Hail

    I am not really a fan of this guy. He reminds me of Orlando Bloom for some reason.My Blog –

  • KellyTheRN

    Eeeek! He answered my question about the necklace! Thanks for putting this up, Jared!

  • Silly girls

    Wentworth is GAY, GAY!, GAY!

  • No 7

    Either I am really stupid or I missed something. Becasue, I donot understand the relationship of this with Kenny comment.

  • kit

    Why does everyone has to be GAY!! Ok he is Gay, so what? grow up!!!!!

  • ErinMarie

    Thanks for this Jared. Go Kelly! That’s so cool. Enough with the gay talk. A guy CAN be well educated, good looking, single and be straight. Jesus people.

  • Steph

    I hate say it but I think he is gay too which is fine but dang why are all the gay guys so goodlooking

  • Me

    He is a great actor and he is himself. He says whatever is on his mind and he is honest about it. His race is extremely interesting and I hope he is strong enough (which I think he is) not to let Hollywood ruin his humble personality. Stop this GAY business. Grow up everyone and let it go and stop labeling people.

  • Ciera

    I love Prison Break. I am a freshmen in high school and I have a pretty busy life entertaining my friends, but I always have to see the show. I fell in love the first ime I saw Wentworth on a Mariah Carey video!! P.S. I don’t think he is gay.

  • Yue

    HE ANSWERED MY QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I need to get a copy of that mag, which will hard considering i live in australia

  • me

    You guys talkin about him being gay need to grow up your mom is gay hahahahaah stop flocking to food that isn’t made of humans ……… "Been There Done That"

  • Angie

    Why do all of you say this? Why becuase he smart? It is such a negative things to say. Why? JUst tell me what in that wonderful interveiw drew that up? If you don’t like him, leave hin alone. I have many college educuated friends who just don’t have the time to focus on relatonships now yet alone fine the right person with soliad morals. All I ask is God contuine to bless him and guide him down the right path and he stay true. He seems to be a very honest guy. If he’s not then time will tell and the blessings and success won’t last long. However has it ever occur to anyone that he’s just plain smart to begin with. How can one handle a relationship when one has a drive to fullfill a dream like this coming finally true after 10 years. That should tell you that he’s done things honest to wait that long. Let just wish him the best and remember things said like that just hurts. ALL I have to say is may God bless him and his family! Keep the peace and love! :-)

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  • louveciennes

    Dang, I really wanted to know how he got that scar!! But he almost made up for it by correctly using the word "penultimate". Could he BE any hotter??Thanks, Jared!

  • Special D

    He’s beautiful, intelligent, educated, well-spoken… I WISH he were gay, but I haven’t seen anything that suggests he is.

  • Duude

    He has good taste watching Nip/tuck though still, happiest on set? Dude needs to get our and have a holiday!

  • Lauren

    Another Wentgasm!

  • christina

    Jared! Thank you so much. I asked 2 questions and they were answered but I was not chosen. God, he’s so gorgeous. I can’t wait to get that tvguide.

  • Daynar

    thanks jared for posting! went is just close to perfection isn’t he?!…he truly is well educated and quite a character and persona…..hope he stays grounded and humble…his got a great future waiting ahead of him….and FYI he’s not GAY!…..just coz he’s not your typical guy doesn’t mean he is!…he is a unique individual that’s why he stands out from the rest

  • Suzybear

    Jared, thanks for posting this…I am more enamored by how well spoken and true Mr. Miller is.

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  • Erica

    He’s gorgeous and obviously intelligent, but he’s SOOOOO boring! I almost fell asleep reading that interview! And allergic to PEOPLE? wtf!?!?!

  • touched

    Thanks, Jared. I still can’t believe my question was chosen. I think Wentworth is an exceptional man. The Q&A answered a lot of questions for a lot of fans. But why do they keep airbrushing his beauty mark out of his photos? People could you STOP! Thanks once again Jared.

  • robin

    Oh Jared, FCoWM loves you, yes we do. Thanks so very much for the article!

  • Lohan Roberto

    OMG, this is a long post!!!

  • JTF

    I love how women can’t accept the fact that the guy they are creaming thei’r panties over is GAY.He wouldn’t look twice at any of you fatso’s anyway!

  • Idiot above

    All I read wast ‘bla bla bla’ JTF. Can you kindly point TO THAT FACT you speak of?If you were near me, I’ll stick my "fatso" foot up your a$$ you will toes for teeth.

  • LaterLena

    Wentworth is a PERFECT 10! Looks, brains, tall and in his 30s! Guess I can’t expect to see him in Oslo, Norway any time soon, but hopefully he’ll be spending Easter in South Beach. (And for the record, my gay-radar says he’s not gay.)

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  • rachel

    so that’s why he’s so gorgeous! he has mixed blood.

  • Alex

    Sorry to he is gay is the day is long! sorry disappoint people but it’s ture.

  • Alex

    Sorry to he is gay is the day is long! sorry disappoint people but it’s ture.

  • Betsy

    Jared–I want you to know that I am sitting here right now eating my caramel roll and sipping my orange juice and THOROUGHLY enjoying my Tuesday morning…can it get any better?! I doubt it.

  • Amy

    Oh my gosh! He answered my question about being a heartthrob! That’s the closest I’ll get to talking to him I guess! Ahhh…relishing in the moment….

  • Eden

    Hot damn! I just wanna kiss that scar on his upper lip.

  • gossipgirl

    This was GREAT! He seems like SUCH a nice person!!!

  • Anya

    For the love of God! Can we not just leave the whole ‘gay’ thing alone until there is PROOF (or a statement from Went) one way or the other. What is UP with you people who feel you have to leave comments to this effect? Yes, Wentworth is breathtakingly beautfiful and intelligent, so why do you want to ‘add’ something to his comments that he is not including? I don’t get it.

  • Marta

    Gay or not gay,he’s super cute.He seems to be a nice, intelligent, down to earth young man.And that’s great.

  • Mink

    Love the interview. But…TV Guide ppl…can you please stop photoshopping the hell out of your photos of Went. There really is no need to mess with perfection!

  • Michele

    Wentworth Miller is HOT!!!!!! I’m addicted to Prison Break!!!!

  • Carla Liege

    What a man! I love you Went.

  • Delia

    Boy ! There’s alot of haters out there

  • lalya

    well i think these haters are just jealous….btw what a hotty

  • Ruthie

    He likes Angie stone?Yay!!!…and classical.Kudos for that…but ,he’s allergic to animals???There goes my dream of me,went,our 2.4 kids and a golden retriever…damn!