Bomer will receive the Spotlight Award on Oct. 26. He’ll also participate in a Q&A following the screenings of “The Normal Heart,” along with Len Amato and the documentary “HUNTED.” Most recently, audiences saw Bomer star in the critically acclaimed screen adaptation of “The Normal Heart.” Bomer won a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Mini-Series and received an Emmy® Award nomination for his role. His TV credits include USA Network’s “White Collar,” one of the highest rated and most critically acclaimed scripted shows on cable television, “Traveler,” recurring roles on “Tru Calling” and “Chuck” and guest appearances on “Glee” and “The New Normal.”
In addition to Bomer’s success on the small screen, audiences have seen him star in a variety of feature film roles including “Magic Mike,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” “In Time,” “Space Station 76” and “Flight Plan.” His upcoming films are “Monty Clift” and “The Nice Guys,” and he is currently filming the sequel, “Magic Mike XXL,” in Savannah and Tybee Island [x]
Do you know what Matt Bomer is playing? Yeah, we wrote that part. Then I wrote Matt said and said you have first offer of refusal. He said “What is it?” because he was getting ready to do Magic Mike XXL. When I told him the role, he immediately said yes and cut a week out of his schedule and came down to New Orleans and shot that episode which might be one of our most horrendous episodes ever. But Matt loved doing it.
Is he part of the freak show? Mmm I don’t wanna say too much because I think if I say one thing it will give it away. But it’s something Matt has never played before, which was interesting for him.
Ryan Murphy about Matt's character in AHS: Freak Show
Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart”) will appear in the fifth episode, as a “very strange, odd” character who has had something “dastardly and horrifying” happen to him. “It may be one of the most disturbing things I think we’ve ever done,” said Murphy of a seven-page scene Bomer has with Michael Chiklis, who plays the carnival’s strongman. [variety]
4. Matt Bomer’s Guest Spot Is “Really F—ked Up”: ”I love Matt Bomer and I’m very close with him in real life,” Murphy explained. “Episode five, we wrote this very strange, odd episode where something really horrible happens. We’ve never done this before but there’s a seven page scene between Michael Chiklis and Matt, and I texted Matt and I told him ‘I’m writing this character and said you have first right of refusal. It’s really fucked up. ‘And he wrote back 30 seconds later, ‘I’m in.’ It’s maybe one of the most disturbing things we’ve done. Matt was game. He likes to do the opposite of what he has done. It’s a true horror scene. He’d never played anyone like this before. And I know he really enjoyed being on the set with those actors. He said it was demented Tennessee Williams. I would love if he would consider coming on and being a regular on the show, just because I think he’s so talented.” Seconded! [E!]
Liv Tyler Talks SPACE STATION 76 (Matt Bomer mentions only)
Collider: How did you come to this [Space Station 76]?
LIV TYLER: If I remember correctly, Jack Plotnick sent it to me and wrote me a note. And his note was so sweet, it was crazy. I read the script and was like, “This is really beautiful and strange and unique and interesting,” so I Skyped with him. I remember the Skype so well because it was half Skype session with a director and half therapy session for me. He’s an actor himself, and he’s also an acting teacher. He does all of these really interesting workshops and he has a website. I had looked at a lot of that stuff before I had talked to him, and I was so intrigued by his whole philosophy. I’ve never actually really classically studied acting, at all. It’s something I was always a little bit reluctant to do. When I say that he’s an acting teacher, he’s not particularly teaching skill and technique, or at least that wasn’t my experience. He has a whole little wacky philosophy of his own, of freeing yourself of the negative voices in your mind and liberating yourself, and he has all of these positive affirmations. I just thought it was so interesting and so brilliant. I was like, “I really want to work with this guy, and I just want to go and make this movie.” I wasn’t so concerned with the actual outcome, but more just wanted to have the experience with him. I knew that there was something important for me, just as a person, in my life, to have that experience. And I got to work with Matt Bomer, who’s so amazing and such a babe. He’s just so lovely.
You have some great moments with Matt Bomer. What was it like to work with him?
TYLER: Matt’s amazing. I have such a crush on Matt. I said to him, “I can’t believe you’re gay because I totally have a crush on you, and I think we have better chemistry than I might have ever had with another male actor before, in my whole life.” He’s so sweet. I love him. There’s something so magical about him. He’s really a joy to work with. He’s so warm and giving, and he really loved this character. He was really passionate about the whole thing, which was great. I really loved getting to work with him. These characters are unlikely friends who wouldn’t normally get to meet each other, but that’s the same for actors. Sometimes you’re put together with people where you think, “I wonder if I would have ever met you, had we not worked together.” He’s one of my favorite friends and people that I’ve met in the past few years, that just so happened to come into my life through my work. I really care about him a lot. [collider]
Paris Barclay: Matt Bomer could be the leading man in anything I do for the rest of my life…the only downside to Matt Bomer is he’s impossible to look at without thinking, “That is probably the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen,” and that’s a little distracting. I mean, he makes Charlie Hunnam look a little bit okay and it’s a little fictitious. It’s almost like he’s drawn. That’s the thing, because everything is so perfect. And he’s a very nice guy and that’s hard to beat but he may be setting the new standard but there are going to be young Bomers coming up. There’s going to be other people that have those kind of acting chops too, because that’s the other thing. He backs it up by being a really serious, terrific actor as well as looking that way. [Full interview at xfinity ]
We’re just weeks away from the release of book 3 in The Raven Cycle, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and we are SO EXCITED to finally reveal an excerpt! Feast your eyes on the prologue - trust us, it’ll leave you wanting more:
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Matt Bomer Wants to Get Freaky on American Horror Story: ''Bring It On!''
Oh, how we can’t wait to see what Ryan Murphy has in store for Matt Bomer on American Horror Story: Freak Show.
“The freakier, the better,” Bomer said. “Bring it on!"
When we chatted a few days ago, Bomer insisted he didn’t know what he’ll be playing on the FX show. “There’s not much out of my comfort zone anymore," he said.
American Horror Story: Freak Show is set to premiere on Oct. 8 and will be set at a carnival. Bomer will join fellow guest star Patti LaBelle as well as returning cast members Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and Evan Peters. [E!Online]