Potent-Quotables

9

That’s not the way you walk in real life, is it? Neal Caffrey is one of the few characters on television where you would remark on the way he walks.

No, my god. I wish I was that kind of peacock. Yeah, I locked myself in our guest room for about – I would say like 2 or 3 weeks working on that. And then I would walk around my block and the house. I only had one suit to my name when I got this job – maybe two. And I would put it on and walk around my block. I’m sure I looked like a complete loon in L.A. But I would walk around just figuring out how he moved through the world. We hadn’t even filmed the pilot, but I knew a lot of it was going to play in masters and us walking around together, so I figured I should figure out that part of his physicality. - Matt Bomer [13:00]

I find the concept of binary sexual identity limiting and improbable. As with all else about human beings, sexual responsiveness exists on a continually changing scale that is affected by a dizzying array of variables, so there’s no point in attempting to predetermine a pointless and ultimately confining label.
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-Performance in A Leading Role.
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It was the first thing we shot, so within the first five minutes of my arrival on set, they had me dancing around, being as cheesy as possible. McKinley’s obsessed with the commercial, but I wanted it to have a twinge of extreme desperation underneath. Oh, and if you look closely, watch for this dancing cop in the background. He does these spins and ends with his leg out and gun pointed in the air. [Choreographer] Zach Woodlee did such a good job with the extras and the dancing in it! It’s a rare treat to be this silly. [x]

9

Has being out changed anything? Is there any down side to having come out as an actor?

Umm…gosh, that’s such a hot-button question and it’s hard to ask. Because I think it’s so subjective. It is never lost on me how lucky I am to be born at the time I am, and to be an actor at the time I am. I think I’m incredibly blessed, and it’s given me incredible, beautiful opportunities that I may not have had otherwise. So that’s the lens that I choose to look at it from. I mean, is there a cost/risk benefit? Or, you know, just a cost? Sure. But I think you have to be willing to let your authenticity be more important than what it may cost you. And that’s a trade-off that I’m willing to make. - Matt Bomer [9:36]