Sunday 18 February 2018

‘Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller comes out as gay

Wentworth Miller
Wentworth Miller
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

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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