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30 August 2008   Comments Off on Wentworth: I’m A Workaholic

Hunky Princeton grad Wentworth Miller returns for the fourth season of the hit Fox series Prison Break. He and his brother (played by Dominic Purcell) are still on the run after escaping from the slammer.

And in the 2-hour premiere they end up in Los Angeles. Miller is as hot as ever as he cheats death and takes out bad guys, but he reveals it’s hard for him to leave his character, Michael Scofield, behind.

Q: You had the world’s most fascinating tattoo during the first season — which was basically a map of how to escape out of prison. We don’t see it anymore. Do you miss it?
A: It’s funny because it was a fan favorite the first season, like a cool special effect. I think it was the most ambitious fake tattoo ever attempted for TV or film. But then Michael escaped — mission accomplished. Suddenly it was just something that didn’t need to be shown anymore. That resulted in me in Dallas last season in 120-degree heat wearing long sleeve shirts because we were still pretending that I actually had the damn thing on. But it’s better than having to sit in the make-up chair for four hours to get tattooed.

Q: How do you feel about being a sex object to women who view the show?
A: I don’t look at myself that way. I’m not a party guy. I’d rather be at home having dinner with friends and watching TV or playing games. But it’s fine if they think I’m that guy I play.

Q: But you must get a lot of mail from your female fans.
A: Actually, I get a lot of letters from kids who look up to Michael as some extreme Boy Scout —you know, always prepared in the deadliest of circumstances. And that’s been something that’s challenged me throughout the course of the show because Michael’s constantly getting his hands dirty. There’s that question of how far this man is willing to go to get the job done.

Q: How is filming in Los Angeles?
A: Great, because we live here. But I’m not sure if the Chamber of Commerce will love us. My joke is if there’s a nudie bar or a grimy pawnshop, that’s where we are. We don’t shoot in the nice locations. The good news is that we’re not pretending that L.A. is downtown Hong Kong. We can show you what we need to show you and not feel embarrassed about it. We’re not trying to pull a fast one.

Q: You play a very intense guy. Can you leave him behind at the end of the day?
A: I never quite leave Michael behind. I’m a workaholic and have always been. I’m always thinking about him even when I’m not on set. So it has become part of the air that I breathe. And there’s a very specific way he intrudes on my daily life when I call my mom. When something terrible happens to Michael, which is every other episode, I have to give her a heads up or else I’ll get a very stern phone call the day after that she was upset and surprised and going like, ‘Why didn’t you warn me?’

Q: Do you think Prison Break will have an end?
A: It’s not CSI or Law and Order. It can’t run forever. I do feel as though we may be on one of our final laps around the track. It is something that weighs on my mind from time to time. Telling a story correctly necessitates knowing when to end it. At this point in the series, Michael and Lincoln, between them, have intentionally or unintentionally killed so many people and yet, they’re still running around.

Q: A lot of your fans are hoping they’ll see you on the big screen. Have you tried to do a movie?
A: I don’t believe that TV is some kind of stepping stone to feature film. I think a lot of people in the business still believe that to be true. And I see a lot of my contemporaries on other TV shows racing to do ill-advised feature films during their hiatus and it’s a mistake anyone can make and I’ll probably make it myself, but I want to postpone that day if I can.

Source: http://www.parade.com

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