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Prison Break's Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay

Prison Break's Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay

Wentworth Miller has come out as gay man in an open letter denying an invitation to a film festival in Russia.

“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,” the 41-year-old Prison Break actor said in a letter (via GLAAD). “However, 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 continued. “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. Perhaps, when and if circumstances improve, I’ll be free to make a different choice.”

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  • http://veryverysexyandhandsome sharyllee

    I never like him.. I am not surprised he is gay!! YUCK!!

  • Drake

    I knew he was, he kind of like Matt bomer. Glass closet. Never seen him with a women and he kind of hint at it in a interview he said “there’s nothing you can say about me that I don’t know”

    Y’all need to stop wishfully thinking. Luke Evans, Colton Haynes and Kevin spacey have glass closet so they next.

    I don’t think Bradley cooper, leonardo dicaprio, Chris pine or Ryan gosling are gay.

    Jake is a toss up and clooney is hypersexual.

  • Hm

    I thought he was already out too.
    I don’t care if he’s gay, he’s still my dream man :)

  • Tracey

    Waiting for Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Zac Efron, ID Louis Tomlinson to come out next.

  • Mona

    John Travolta?

  • Yup

    @jordson: Agree!!

  • tory

    @Drake: I say:
    Leo straight
    Goslyng straight
    Gyllenhaal straight
    Chris pine bisexual
    Cooper gay
    Clooney gay

  • SaidaK

    It’s so sad that he won’t come to Russia. And not all the people in Russia against gay marriages!

  • jordson


    why do you believe he is ?

  • jordson

    There are some actors thatsometimes i think are gays like jesse metcalfe, matt lanter, zac efron and sean faris but of all i do believe matt lanter is totally gay!! he´s the nest one the problem is these guys aren´t come out.. yet

  • Nora

    I know from fact that Cavill and Gosling are not Gay.I have a friend who worked on movies that Henry and Ryan starred.Henry started a fling with a girl from Montreal while he was filming immortals(Plus Rumor has it that after his spilt with his fiance he dated a girl he met in Vancouver while filming MOS.She dumped him)and Ryan had a girlfriend that left him when he got his breakout role.
    Dicaprio?…i don’t know.If he is…my gaydar is broken.BUT 1D…they definetly are.


    Can’t say I’m shocked. My gaydar overloaded whenever I saw him. That being said, I think it’s great that he had the courage to come out in his own time. I’m also very happy to hear that he turned down Russia’s invitation in support of the LGBT community.

  • Xanthar

    Next up : Henry cavill comes out as gay – mark my words. That man is gay period.

  • Sophia


    I don;t think it’s right to call somebody publicly gay based on your speculation that every gay guy is hot,classy and inteligent.Sure Matt Bommer combined the 3 but that is not the case with every hot,classy,inteligent guy.I don;t know much about Somerhalder,but as far as i;m concerned Cavill is not gay.My sister,while she was studying in UK(we are from Germany),met him and his girlfriend at a party.She said he was shy(he was not famous yet)but once he felt comfortable,he was really funny and outgoing!

  • my two cents

    @Nora: Cavill does not look gay at all, and not even Gosling, I believe you

  • YAh


  • Marco

    It was a secret?! Since 2008 everyone knew he was gay… He dated Luke MacFarlane…

  • Drake


    I know women that have slept with clooney and cooper. I think cooper more hetroflexible and clooney will sleep with anything basically.
    With jake I don’t have enough proof to say he gay but if he came out I wouldn’t be surprise. Taylor launter another one.

    @mona travolta obv but he ain’t coming out soon.

    As long as you aren’t deceiving women you really shouldn’t “come out” .

  • hmm

    Some ppl think elijah wood is gay but I think he is straight…what say you?

  • Monae

    I literally have that surprised Patrick look on my face.

  • tory

    @Drake: Taylor launter definitely gay Gyllenhaal totally straight, a person I know saw him making out with a chick in Soho about a year ago Clooney ping so strong that China rattled! What about Ryan Reynolds?

  • Blancm*nge ;)

    Lololololololol told you so!


    OMG… Henry Cavill… I wish… But with this Man of Steel thing going on, he´ll never admit it… :-(

  • Conner

    @tory: Gay people can make out and even have sex with the opposite sex. Happens all the time. Some get married and have kids. Some come out some never do. It’s really nobody’s business but theirs what they do in their personal lives. Since celebs are under the microscope, they have to be even more secretive than unknown gays who have trouble coming out to family and friends.


    To have girlfriend or not doesn´t mean a guy is straight, specially in Hollywood, c´mon guys everybody knows these men have to fake their sexuality in order to let the career “clean”… An of course… Big artists are bisexuals… This isn´t new… Don´t be so innocent…

  • Donte

    I love Wentworth Miller! I have always been a fan of his work and he has the most amazing green eyes!



  • He is a good actor

    Had no clue but he is one good actor. I watched Prison Break and I like his character in PB.He is also very good looking. But, hey, there’s nothing wrong being gay.At least, he is honest.

  • Brian

    @tory: My dad is gay. He was married twice and had 5 kids. He finally came out when he was 52. He said he felt so much better when he didn’t have to lie and pretend anymore. To me he’s the same person only more relaxed and easy going now.

  • Love The Shoes

    Ok, this is getting out of hand! Almost afraid to crush on anybody anymore. I mean you know you don’t stand a chance (as a heterosexual female) but now I KNOW you don’t stand a chance!

  • tory

    I don’t know guys, I said what I knew, but sometimes people are just actually straight

  • Love The Shoes

    @Love The Shoes: Btw, I am thrilled he turned down PUBLICALLY Russia. This is why I’m not a the “Snowden is a hero” bandwagon. You had to be dead not to know Putin/Russia was homophobic and yet, Snowden out of one side of his mouth denounces America for “trampling on freedom” and out of the other side of his mouth “silence when it comes to gay rights in Russia.”

  • Emma


    But because of the MOS thing,i think Cavill is not gay.WB rejected way better actors because of this…why would they go a cast someone who is not as experienced as the other guys and put a billion dollar franchise in danger by catsing a gay man to play Superman?WB likes to pay safe…they would never do that.Especially when they give 225 mil to make the movie.Also Cavill’s gay rumors derive from fake stories(stories that have been prooved fake),so…

  • http://yahoo eke-eke

    oh noooo….!! my best friend is his biggest fan.. i dont know if she can take it :(

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    We ALL knew this during the first season of Prison Break! WTF? LMAO No need to come out when you were never in.

  • Vepoa

    Hi Wentworth,

    You were awesome in Prison Break and you always gave intelligent interviews. I can’t wait to see that film you penned starring Mia W and Nicole Kidman. Anyway, I always suspected you were gay and good on you for speaking out…Russia’s a freaking hole when it comes to racism, homophobia, etc.

    Hope to see you act in more films. I also loved you in The Human Stain.

    A girl fan.

  • Jessie

    sillyme @ 08/21/2013 at 6:31 pm #21

    If you stayed away from all the states that have a majority of people who don’t support Gay as a lifestyle, you’d probably need to get out of the U.S.A. Voting is not the same as the amount of residents who actually support something. As you know a very low percentage of people who are eligible to vote in a state actually vote.

  • fldfldalfn

    @Yohji: he came out years ago you idiot.


    just threw my Prison Break DVDS in the trash

  • nguyen tran gia linh

    Wentworth Miller proud you came out ;)

  • Jams

    @Jessie: but all of the people that do not vote and live in the ignorant states just don’t matter and must abide by what those of us who vote and rule decide. It’s really quite simple if you have a brain.

  • Gp

    proud of him


    at 41 lived he lived half his life as a lie…now Holyweird congrats this wacko

  • eh

    @Brian: Your dad is bisexual if he managed to f*ck women and impregnate them. He should have been honest with your mom from the beginning instead of robbing her of X amount of years.
    I don’t care if you are gay bi or whatever, but to lie to another human being whom you’ve made a promise to and who’ve helped you raise children is fvcked up. Be honest and don’t trick women into believing you are straight and wasting their time and maybe even their health!

  • Albus

    Ok people, is there anyone you DON’T THINK IS GAY?

  • Loves gossip

    @Shine: “Gay and BLACK…..”. Am I missing something here?

    Other actors that are fooling no one and should come out: John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Vin Diesal, Kevin Spacey, Ryan Seacrest, George Clooney, Lawrence Fishburne, Tyler Perry, Eddie Murphey………the list is endless!!!

  • Cyn

    beautiful letter and wonderful guy.

  • Khloe

    Wentworth is an amazing actor, and Prison Break will always be my #1 favorite show. He is such an inspiration, and I am so happy that he is expressing himself and standing for what he believes in.

  • Shalin


    hi5 for that

  • Valentina

    I suspect Leo DiCaprio is next, then Bradley Cooper, then Henry Cavill. But if that “trend” gets to Fassbender and, God forbid, Gosling, I am going to undergo a sex change.