Wentworth Miller Opens Up About Coming Out, Depression Ahead Of His Big Screen Return

07/16/2014 04:53 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
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A year after coming out as a gay man, Wentworth Miller says he feels "more fully expressed" both personally and professionally.

The 42-year-old "Prison Break" star recalls the experience in an intimate new interview with Details magazine, saying he was "feeding a fantasy" in Hollywood before he opened up about his sexuality.

"After 'Prison Break,' I came to grips with the fact that my public persona was in misalignment with how I actually felt," he told David Hochman. "My face was on billboards, and I thought it was my job to act a certain way. But I think audiences knew to a certain degree."

Miller, who is slated to return to the big screen alongside James Marsden and Eric Stonestreet in the forthcoming thriller "The Loft," also spoke at length about his struggles with depression.

"I'm part of a group called the ManKind Project. It's a circle of men I sit in with every week that's a safe sounding board for whatever's up for me: good, bad, ugly, really ugly," he said. "We know how to respond to someone coming out now -- we've had that training -- but admit you're sad or that you've thought about suicide and people don't know what to do. With sadness, particularly with men, that conversation is unfamiliar."

You can read Hochman's full interview with Wentworth Miller here.

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