The Backlot: Where are Rick and Drew in terms of their relationship? I actually interacted with him a few years back and it’s always that nice thing when someone really remembers you, and they’re like, ‘oh, yes, Luke, we met when so and so and so and so’ and when someone’s famous like Scott Wolf, you go like, ‘oh really, you remembered me, how nice,’ so it shows good character. I think Michael Sam has been just a fascinating and an amazing thing to watch unfold.They’ve been apart but is it a pretty solid relationship or is it a more tenuous relationship? I think they’re actually representative of a lot of the military guys that I’m actually friends with in that they have these really clear boundaries about what can and can’t be discussed, but I think that they really value each other and they bond over this sort of separate life that they have together. They definitely vacation, they spend time together. From what you know, will we be seeing more of Rick in the future? Yes, I really do believe it’s easier and I’m so grateful for that.Fortunately, Scotty did return, with the two men subsequently falling in love, dating and then having a commitment ceremony, all of which led to their current storyline where they are using surrogacy to become parents. LM: My family looks like a collection of strangers. What does it mean to you that the show is going so strong three years later? We’re such creatures who do things intensely for a short period of time and then move on to something else. But I know inside of me, I’ve always had this desire to belong to something a little bit longer. "Hollywood Actor Matthew Rhys." [laughs] LM: It’s a funny thing to say "making it." I certainly hope that I have more places to go. AE: This show has a really big ensemble cast, I would imagine that has pluses and minuses. You shoot something and you have no idea how they’re going to edit it or even if they’re going to keep the scene. The Jazz Age AE: With the directing you’ve done, Matthew, is that something you want to eventually do more of, or something you were just trying out? I mean, my God, you’ve got a collection of the strongest women in Hollywood, so trying to cajole them sometimes into a note you think might elevate something to somewhere was sometimes terrifying and sometimes terrifying. Over the next half hour we discuss whether each actor would like to one day be parents themselves, what the success of the show means for them, and for Rhys, who recently made his directorial debut on , what it’s like directing, or at least trying to direct, a cast of such strong women. After Elton.com: Your characters came along when gay and bisexual men were starved to see themselves represented on television, especially as couples. AE: Then you’ve probably heard him say this, but the baby who plays Lily on the show just cries whenever he gets near her. To be a part of this family, both literally and proverbially, it’s just remarkable. Sure I’ve made it when I look at certain people, but still so far to go. MR: What is lovely is whenever people from home or whatever come to set, and you forget, but when they come on the lot they sort of do go, "GASP! Yeah." A friend of mine just came on the lot and said, "You must live the dream every day." And in a way, I’d sort of forgotten how remarkable it is, so you are reminded. A plus being you don’t have as much responsibility to carry or as many scenes. Would either of you ever be interested in doing a show where you were carrying it on your shoulders? I’ve met a lot of actors who do that and they’re just burnt. So after having first toured the set where Rhys and Rachel Griffiths will later film a scene in an art gallery (a scene that will have major implications for Griffiths’ character Sarah Walker), hanging out a few more minutes is no big deal. People don’t know about surrogacy and blastocytes and stuff. To me, it’s the journey that’s so interesting, this whole roller coaster. MR: [laughs] AE: Going back to the expectation issues of your character, obviously when people care about characters on television, it’s almost like having a relationship. LM: I love talking to the writers about where they’re coming from. You don’t always want to share them with your scene partner. AE: Both of you guys have been featured on our Hot 100 list. Matthew, you’ve made the Top 25 before, but now you’re down to 34. Ten minutes pass before Calista Flockhart, Emily Van Camp and Griffiths arrive at the stage via shuttle, while Rhys and Macfarlane turn up a few minutes later … It turns out that this is how they usually get around the lot, which isn’t surprising given how down to earth both men are during our subsequent interview. When it happens, it’ll just be diapers and screaming. AE: For Kevin there’s a bit of concern about how all but one of his blastocytes didn’t take. I think, just referring back to my previous answer, is that what’s so lovely about this hop-on-motherhood journey is what they realize in relation to those moments, where they’re confronted with those things. [laughs] AE: As anyone who pays attention to television knows, TV is really mercurial. From what I can glean from our success of three years is that we picked a subject matter that is so universal and so ever-evolving and something so many people can relate to, as opposed to shows that are very specific or have very specific storylines. MR: If one came along and you said, "Oh, this is a gift," then you’d have to. Is television where you feel most at home, least at home, or is it just acting is acting? It was something I wanted to try out and there was no safer environment than having been on a show for three years and to step out with a fantastic crew. You care so you pay a lot of attention, and you start to nitpick, and focus on the little things. AE: How is Scotty feeling about Kevin these days, Luke? Often, that’s the most useful way to have those conversations about characters. " I tend to do a lot of that, but not necessarily with the other actors so much.
Matthew Rhys: Primarily I was very buoyed by the fact that we had this very positive reaction from the get-go. That’s owed primarily to Jon Robin Baitz and the way he wrote Kevin very specifically from the beginning. They pay attention to what’s happening in politics and they do want to represent the characters now in perhaps a more … AE: Do you even think about the weight of the expectations as one of the few gay couples on television? Same thing as an actor, you never know how the character you’re portraying is coming off. MR: Being in the Walker family, we’re already well accustomed to working with babies. LM: But it [will be] a very Victorian relationship. The White Collar star, who came out as gay in a speech last February, was asked about the Prison Break actor's public reveal this week and told E! Perhaps he drew that elaborate body tattoo himself.News: In a statement both subtle and substantive, Wentworth Miller came out as gay yesterday, writing a powerful letter to the head of a Russian film festival and condemning that nation for its anti-homosexual legislation. Newly discovered book excerpts reveal that Wentworth Miller, the star of Prison Break, had an impressive artistic run as a 19-year old English literature student at Princeton.Getting to the point, the interviewer asked, I think there's something about this show that's surprisingly a lot about love.There's so much about family and what kind of relationships each member of the family has with each other and also outside of the family.
, and gushed to the press, “The most flattering thing you could say to me is that I could be a match to him.” Theron, 41, and Mac Farlane, 43, had been trying to keep their special romance under wraps but were caught red-handed during a romantic dinner date at an upscale sushi restaurant in L. “Now that Sean Penn is finally out of her system, she’s focusing on Seth seriously ,” a friend told Radar.