Wentworth Miller doesn’t want to play straight roles anymore. That’s why he plans not to return to his Prison Break character for another season.
Wentworth Miller recently shared a post on Instagram and in that post, he announced this news. He declared that as he no longer wants to play straight roles, so he is retiring from playing Prison Break character Michael Scofield.
Prison Break is a popular program that ran on Fox for four seasons from 2005 to 2009. Then it returned for a revival season in 2017. Miller played Michael and Dominic Purcell played the role of Michael’s brother Lincoln. They both reprised their roles for season five. Fox planed for a sixth season, but those plans were no longer in play.
However, Miller came out as gay in 2013, and now he isn’t interested to play Michael again. The actor wrote as part of a long caption, “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).”
He continued, “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.”
Miller was disappointed after receiving some comments on his social media and promised not to leave Instagram entirely. He believes, he should speak out on behalf of the impressionable people who might visit his page.