The star made it clear he is not willing to reprise his Prison Break role for one, very important reason! Wentworth Miller stressed that he is done playing straight roles!
Yesterday, Wentworth Miller took to his IG account to announce that he is done portraying Michael Scofield on Prison Break.
But that is not all! He also stressed that he is done playing straight characters in general!
As fans know, Prison Break aired on Fox from 2005 to 2009 and then had a revival season in 2017!
Fox actually had plans to air a sixth season but, as of last year, that seems to no longer be the case.
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"This is my favorite IG account," someone wrote in response to a recent post. Thank you. I want you to know I saw that. I see the positive comments and DMs (a lot of them anyway). Affectionate. Supportive. Appreciated (by me). Obviously there are comments and DMs I appreciate less. Who are these people? On my page? What backwards-ass, Stone Age values country did they crawl out of? The U.S.? I won't be disappearing (too many cool things to repost). The ability to comment likely will. I'm not concerned for myself. I can't be "bullied" in this space. I have too much power. "Delete. Block. Deactivate." Etc. But I take seriously the possibility of queer kids visiting here, recently out of the closet or exploring the idea… I don't want them exposed to bullshit. On a related note… I'm out. Of PB. Officially. Not bec of static on social media (although that has centered the issue). I just don't want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told). So. No more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons… I understand this is disappointing. I'm sorry. If you're hot and bothered bec you fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay one… That's your work. – W.M. 🏳️🌈
In the meantime, Miller, who came out as gay back in 2013, is stressing that he has no plans to portray Michael again, regardless of what Fox might want to do with the show in the future.
In a post in which he was addressing social media bullying, the man wrote: ‘I’m out. Of PB. Officially. Not because of the static on social media (although that’s centered the issue). I just do not want to play straight characters anymore. Their stories have been told (and told). No more Michael. If you were a fan of this show and hoping for more seasons… I understand it is disappointing. I am sorry. If you are hot and bothered because you fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay one…That is your work.’
The actor went on to mention how disappointed he was reading some of the comments he had been getting online.
Miller stressed that he was not so bothered as to leave his IG for good but mentioned that he felt the need to speak out for the sake of any impressionable people stopping by his account.
‘I won’t be disappearing (too many cool things to repost). The ability to comment likely will. I am not concerned for myself. I cannot be ‘bullied’ in this space. I have too much power. ‘Delete. Block. Deactivate.’ But I take seriously the possibility of some queer kids visiting, recently out of the closet or exploring the idea… I do not want them exposed to bulls**t.’