Wentworth Miller Is Not Worried About Alienating Straight Women

7.16.2014

By Stacy Lambe

The actor discusses coming out and his relationship with fans

Last year, ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Wentworth Miller blasted Russia in a public coming out letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival. “Like everyone, I’d been reading reports online about what was happening in Russia,” Miller wrote. “So when the invitation arrived, I thought, There is no way I can say yes. Then it occurred to me that if I made my response public, it might help draw additional attention to the situation. It felt like the right move at the right time.”

After spending a few years behind the scenes — writing and producing Stoker starring Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode — Miller suddenly found himself back in the spotlight. In a new interview with DetailsThe Loft star finds himself addressing the issue of his fans after coming out as gay. "I think audiences knew to a certain degree," Miller says.

But when asked if he was concerned about alienating his female fanbase, who largely knew him from Prison Break, Miller isn't worried:

"The people onscreen aren't the characters they're playing. They're our projection of who we want them to be. I think it's possible to have a man-crush if you're not gay or to have a crush on a guy you know to be gay if you're a woman. Attraction is fluid, and I think our imaginations are strong enough to hold a container for all of this complexity, even if we know on a subconscious level something's not what it appears to be."

If women can swoon over Matt Bomer, they can certainly swoon over Wentworth Miller. 

Read the full interview at Details.com.

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