Matthew Bomer

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Quotes (14)

  • Matt: It's interesting to do a prequel to a horror movie because a lot of times what horrifies you so much about a movie is the unknown.

  • Matt: As an actor, when you walk onto a set, you're always working with different actors with different processes, and I kind of respect them all. And if they make the movie better, and if they help you out as an actor, then I have no problem with it.

  • Matt: (seeing himself come 2017) I see myself working, making a living and doing projects that I'm passionate about, regardless of the medium.

  • Matt (recalling his New York experience during 9/11): I didn't know what was going on and obviously was very upset - the building I was in could be next. All I could think of was to get to the ground floor as soon as possible and get back to my shoddy little apartment in midtown Manhattan.

  • Matt: As an actor you got to just kind of realize what you are and what you aren't in control of. When it comes to TV, you're in control of showing up to work on time, doing the best work that you can, and you got to trust that the people, the higher ups or whatever, know what they're doing. And know when the best time to put the show on.

  • Matt (on choosing between film and TV and theater): I'm not really biased towards any medium, you know. What's important to me...obviously, you have to do some job to help you pay the bills. What's important to me is that they continue to work on projects that kind of challenge artists and hopefully affect people in a positive way.

  • Matt (on leaving "Guiding Light") I can honestly say that I gave 110 percent every day at work, and that's a very fulfilling and comforting mindset to leave with. I think that we all understood that it was time for me to move on, and I'm grateful they let me do it in such a fun way.

  • Matt (comparing himself to his "Traveler" character): I think the similarities are that they're both optimistic and we both want to believe the best in everybody. In the beginning of the show, Jay really believes in the establishment to effect change - the establishment being the government. At the end of the day, I think I'm a pretty optimistic person.

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Trivia (15)

  • Bomer was on the cover art of the young adult novel Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez.

  • Matt was at an audition on the 53rd floor of a high-rise at 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue in New York during 9/11. He actually saw one of the planes crash into one of the World Trade Center towers.

  • For his role on Traveler, Matt underwent a lot of physical and text preparation including viewing films such as Three Days of Condor and The Fugitive. He also trained under professional rollerbladers in New York.

  • Matthew is a huge fan of horror movies. He considers the movies Alien, Jaws, Scream, and similar movies to be a big part of his life.

  • Prior to acting in soap operas, Matthew was working as a bellman in Hudson hotel in New York. He lost his job after 9/11 when people were not coming to New York anymore.

  • Matthew planned on pursuing broadcast journalism if his acting career did not pan out.

  • Matthew's favorite city is New York. His next favorite city is Vancouver.

  • Matthew got to work with NFL player John Riggins on Guiding Light. Matthew's father competed against Riggins as a Dallas Cowboy.

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