Prison Break lead role Wentworth Miller reveals he doesn’t want to play straight characters in the series. He says this after quitting the fifth season of his lead role as Michael Scofield character.
“Prison Break” is one of the most known and also longest broadcasted series on Fox from 2005 to 2009. And this series returned with new episodes in 2017 for the fifth season. But after the fifth season, he quitting his role. Because on the lack of his identity representation in the series. Wentworth Miller also confirmed that he is gay in 2013.
This series follows Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) has been framed for the murder of the Vice Presidents brother, and is now awaiting execution on death row. Lincoln’s brother, Michael Scofield, makes it his mission to deliberately get sent to the same prison as his brother, and break him out before his execution.
Wentworth Miller recently posted on Instagram and said:
“Forgive me – I need to put my finger on something. In and around the “reveal” I’m gay IRL, don’t wish to play straight parts, etc., I saw dozens of comments suggesting Michael leave Sara for T-bag. Or that T-bag will be “looking” for Michael/me. Is it possible, to some folks, T-Bag = “gay” rep on PB? Maybe the ONLY rep on TV in their part of the world? Forget the homophobes + zealots (bec fuck them) – for the queer kids, the queer adults who will never come out bec coming out = death in their part of the world… is T-bag the best they can expect?
I’ve said one of the lies Hollywood tells is the screen is sacred and actors are gods. It isn’t and they aren’t. Storytelling is sacred. Older than civilization, it’s how we try and make sense of where we’ve been. Are. Where we’re going. Hollywood is just the shiny straw thru which the sacred is (currently) channeled. Stories matter. Balanced, responsible storytelling matters. You never know who’s watching. Or where.”
Check out the Prison Break Season 5 trailer below!