Wentworth Miller Covers 'August Man Malaysia' September 2014 (Exclusive)
Here’s what the 42-year-old actor and screenwriter had to share with the mag:
On how his struggles with depression effected his writing: “I think writing can definitely help process an experience of maybe reveal something to you that was hidden before. That’s probably why so many people keep journals. But if I was going through a tough time I wouldn’t just write about it. I’d reach for help.”
On coming out when he did: I came out to help call attention to what was happening to the gay community in Russia but I also came out because I was ready. ‘In my own time. In my own way.’ That’s one of my personal mottos. We should all have the freedom to move and grow and develop at our own pace. It just so happens that when the invitation came to go to Russia, I was in a place in my life where I was ready to make a public statement. The timing was right.”
On focusing on the present: “You know to be honest, these days I don’t dwell too much on the past or the future. The present is much more interesting. I’m grateful for the jobs I’ve had but I don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about them. Recently this guy came up to me and he was a big fan of Prison Break and he had all these questions about some plot point in Season Two. And I only had a vague recollection of what he was talking about. For him it was totally fresh because he’d just watched the show on DVD or whatever. But for me it was like, ‘We shot that stuff eight years ago,’ I don’t even remember my character’s middle name or if he had one.”
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