Wentworth Miller says no extra jail time as a result of he would not need to play straight characters
Wentworth Miller takes a stand.
The actor announced on Instagram on Sunday that he is officially retiring from Prison Break’s Michael Scofield because he no longer wants to play straight roles.
Prison Break ran on Fox for four seasons from 2005 to 2009, then returned for a revival season in 2017. Miller played Michael next to him Dominic Purcell as Michael’s brother, Lincoln, who was released from prison. They both repeated their roles for season five, and Fox originally had plans for a sixth season, but as of 2019, those plans were no longer in the game.
Now Miller, who came out gay in 2013, says he never plans to play Michael again.
“I’m out. By PB. Officially,” he wrote as part of a long headline about bullying on social media. “Not because of the static on social media (although that centered the topic). I just don’t want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told).”