Matt Bomer Felt a 'Responsibility' to Come Out, Discusses 'Chill' Wedding to Simon Halls with 'Out'!
Here’s what the 36-year-old The Normal Heart actor had to share with the mag:
On being out publicly: “I’m so thankful to have been born in the times that we live in. I felt a responsibility to Simon [Halls] and to our kids to be able to live with integrity and not have some strange split psychology of This is who my dad is at home, and this is who he is to the public. That trumped any type of professional repercussions that it could have had. And – not by my own volition or choice – I’ve been playing exclusively straight characters for the first 10 years of my career. Whatever happens from this point on says a lot more about the business and society than it does about me.”
On his wedding to Simon Halls: “It was very chill. Very small—only our nearest and dearest. There’s a security, a validity of knowing that it’s legal. It’s hard to put into words. It’s just a feeling, I guess—something about saying vows in front the people around you who love and support you. I think it was good for our family.
On how being a dad changed his priorities: “There’s a level of love that really dissolves a lot of egotism and self-absorption. I mean – don’t get me wrong, I have my moments. But at a certain point in my life, my whole day would have been about this interview. Now it’s a small part of a day that also includes a drop-off at school in the morning and baseball practice and a lot of other things that take precedence.”
For more from Matt, visit Out.com.