Russell Tovey & Wentworth Miller Deliver Same-Sex “Super-Kiss” In Primetime

Wentworth Miller (L) and Russell Tovey (R)

Being the comic book geek that I am, I caught up on The CW’s “Crisis On Earth X” last night in one four-hour binge.

I loved it! So well done across all four CW shows – The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

Plus, there were two (TWO!) same-sex relationships incorporated into the storylines.

First, we saw Supergirl’s sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh) connecting with White Canary (Caity Lotz).

And, we were treated to two gay super-heroes kiss in primetime! And the heroes were played by two openly gay actors (Wentworth Miller, Russell Tovey).

Check out the liplock between Tovey and Miller below. And if you like the super-hero genre, use that On Demand thingy and watch “Crisis On Earth X.”

Out Actor Wentworth Miller Responds To Fat-Shaming

Wentworth Miller addresses fat-shaming internet meme with his own struggle against depression

On Monday, Prison Break/Flash star Wentworth Miller responded to an internet meme that was intended to “fat shame” him for gaining some weight a few years ago.

The very personal post is spot on, and courageous.

Here’s the full essay via Facebook:

Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time.

This one, however, stands out from the rest.

In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, I was suicidal.

This is a subject I’ve since written about, spoken about, shared about.

But at the time I suffered in silence. As so many do. The extent of my struggle known to very, very few.

Ashamed and in pain, I considered myself damaged goods. And the voices in my head urged me down the path to self-destruction. Not for the first time.

I’ve struggled with depression since childhood. It’s a battle that’s cost me time, opportunities, relationships, and a thousand sleepless nights.

In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. But eating became the one thing I could look forward to. Count on to get me through. There were stretches when the highlight of my week was a favorite meal and a new episode of TOP CHEF. Sometimes that was enough. Had to be.

And I put on weight. Big f–king deal.

One day, out for a hike in Los Angeles with a friend, we crossed paths with a film crew shooting a reality show. Unbeknownst to me, paparazzi were circling. They took my picture, and the photos were published alongside images of me from another time in my career. “Hunk To Chunk.” “Fit To Flab.” Etc.

My mother has one of those “friends” who’s always the first to bring you bad news. They clipped one of these articles from a popular national magazine and mailed it to her. She called me, concerned.

In 2010, fighting for my mental health, it was the last thing I needed.

Long story short, I survived.

So do those pictures.

I’m glad.

Now, when I see that image of me in my red t-shirt, a rare smile on my face, I am reminded of my struggle. My endurance and my perseverance in the face of all kinds of demons. Some within. Some without.

Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist.

Anyway. Still. Despite.

The first time I saw this meme pop up in my social media feed, I have to admit, it hurt to breathe. But as with everything in life, I get to assign meaning. And the meaning I assign to this/my image is Strength. Healing. Forgiveness.

Of myself and others.

If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Reach out. Text. Send an email. Pick up the phone. Someone cares. They’re waiting to hear from you. Much love. – W.M. #koalas #inneractivist #prisonbroken

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News Round-up: August 8, 2014

Wentworth Miller on the set of “The Flash” 

• Wentworth Miller looking like a fine, silver fox as supervillian “Captain Cold” on the set of CW’s The Flash

• Good news from Tennessee: “Don’t Say Gay” lawmaker Stacey Campfield lost in his bid for re-election

• More good news from Tennessee: Wild and weird anti-gay Tea Party SNL alumni Victoria Jackson lost her bid for a seat on a county commission in Tennessee.

• Bad news from Tennessee: Chattanooga citizens vote to repeal the city’s domestic partnership benefits

• New CBS poll shows Hispanics in America support marriage equality 50%-44%

• Brazilian couple will stay together after finding found out they are brother and sister – because “God wanted it to happen”

• Missouri Baptist Church leader arrested for trolling for dog sex on Craigslist – seriously.

• HBO’s True Blood may be ending, but Ryan Kwanten in a swimsuit is forever

Ryan Kwanten gives you body at the beach in Malibu

Wentworth Miller to guest on new CW series The Flash as villain

Hunky and handsome Wentworth Miller has pretty much been AWOL from acting since the wrap of his four seasons of Prison Break in 2009.  Other than a couple of guest spots on shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and House MD, there’s not been much opportunity to take in Miller’s considerable talents on screen.

But now we get news that he will guest this coming fall on the new super-hero series The Flash as one of the Flash’s biggest villains – Leonard Snart aka “Captain Cold.”

From EW:

The freeze-gun-touting villain is one of Barry Allen/The Flash’s biggest adversaries in the DC Comics, and is the leader of the Rogues—a group of his enemies.

Miller will guest star as the character in the fourth episode of the show’s debut season this fall. “We’ll be seeing his origin and the origin of the Rogues,” said executive producer Greg Berlanti.

Since the end of Prison Break, Miller has focused on writing and penned the screenplay for the film Stoker which was released as a feature film.

Miller came out as gay last year.  In a recent interview he was quoted as saying, ‘I was out to a handful of people in my twenties, and once I hit 30, I was out to family and friends. But professionally, I was feeding a fantasy. I created this air of “We don’t address that thing.”‘

Wentworth Miller talks of suicide attempts and coming out in Hollywood

Wentworth Miller spoke of suicide attempts due to angst about not being able to keep the secret that he was gay at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle Saturday night.  Wentworth shared that his first suicide attempt was when he was 15:

“The first time I tried to kill myself, I was 15,” the 41-year-old Prison Break actor said. “I waited until my family went away for the weekend. I was alone and I swallowed a bottle of pills. I don’t remember what happened over the next couple of days, but I’m pretty sure come Monday, I was on the bus back to school pretending everything was fine.

“When someone asks me if that was a cry for help, I say no. Because I’ve told no one. You only cry for help if you believe there is help to calm you. And I didn’t need it, I wanted out… at 15,” he added.

Wentworth also talked about the torture of working in Hollywood as a closeted actor … explaining he wanted to be the role model he never had … “to be the someone else, that no one was to me.”

(source)

Wentworth Miller of Prison Break comes out

The handsome Wentworth Miller (of Prison Break fame) came out in a letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, declining their invitation to attend as the “Guest of Honor.”

See what he had to say:

“Re: St. Petersburg International Film Festival / “Guest of Honor” Invitation

Dear Ms. Averbakh:

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.

Perhaps, when and if circumstances improve, I’ll be free to make a different choice.

Until then.

Wentworth Miller

Member, HRC

Member, GLAAD

Member, The ManKind Project”

Miller immediately received support from GLAAD, who says via spokesperson Wilson Cruz:

“Wentworth’s bold show of support sends a powerful message to LGBT Russians, who are facing extreme violence and persecution: you are not alone. As people from across the globe continue to speak out against Russia’s horrific law, more celebrities and corporations should follow his courageous lead in openly condemning Russia’s anti-LGBT law.”

Read Miller’s letter.

(via Instinct)