“Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller has a heartfelt message for people struggling to come to terms with their sexuality.
The 44-year-old Miller is on the cover of Attitude and in a new interview with the magazine, he is encouraging the LGBTQ community that there is a beacon of light at the end of the tunnel.
“I would say what others have said: it gets better one day, you’ll find your tribe. You just have to trust that people are out there waiting to love you and celebrate you for who you are,” Miller says, who revealed he was gay in 2013 while protesting Russia’s anti-LGBT propaganda law.
He continues, “In the meantime, the reality is you might have to be your own tribe. You might have to be your own best friend. That’s not something they’re going to teach you in school. So start the work of loving yourself.”
Last year the actor told Details that he feels more open and honest with himself since coming out.
“After ‘Prison Break’, I came to grips with the fact that my public persona was in misalignment with how I actually felt,” he said at the time. “I was out to a handful of people in my 20s, and once I hit 30, I was out to family and friends. But professionally, I was feeding a fantasy. I created this air of ‘We don’t address that thing.'”