Wentworth Miller explains why he'll never return to Prison Break

Wentworth Miller has made it crystal clear he won’t be returning to Prison Break and he’s vowed never to play a straight character again.

The actor, who is gay, portrayed Michael Scofield in the hit series from its inception in 2005 until its final season in 2017.

Earlier this year, Prison Break star Dominic Purcell claimed the show is making a comeback for the long-awaited sixth season, however, Wentworth has announced he’s officially done with the whole shebang.

‘I’m out. Of [Prison Break]. Officially,’ he penned. ‘Not [because] of static on social media (although that has centered the issue). I just don’t want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told).’

He continued: ‘So. No more Michael. If you were a fan of the show, hoping for additional seasons… I understand this is disappointing. I’m sorry.

‘If you’re hot and bothered bec you fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay one…That’s your work.’


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Although fans were devastated by the blow, they supported Wentworth’s decision.

Co-star Dominic wrote: ‘It was fun mate. What a ride it was. Fully support and understand your reasoning. Glad you have made this decision for your health and your truth. Keep the posts coming. ….love ya brother.’ (sic)

90210 star AnnaLynne McCord added: ‘I love the beautiful soul that you are. Thank you for taking a stand and being a voice for the voiceless. So much respect for everything you are.’

Prison Break follows Michael (Miller) who was put on death row for a murder he didn’t commit. Following seasons were dedicated to breaking Michael out and getting to the bottom of the conspiracy that locked him up in the first place.

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