‘Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller comes out as gay

TOKYO - SEPTEMBER 03:  Actor Wentworth Miller attends the press conference for 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' at Grand Hyatt Tokyo on September 3, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open worldwide on September 10.  (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
Wentworth Miller

WENTWORTH Miller, the star of hit show Prison Break, has come out as gay.

The 41-year-old actor made the revelation in an open letter declining an invite to a Russian film festival.

In the letter posted on the GLAAD website, the actor said: "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.

"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.

 "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.

“If circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice”, he concludes.

Miller is best known for playing Michael Scofield  on Prison Break between 2005 and 2009.

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