August 23, 2013 08:06:36 GMT
The 'White Collar' actor says that Miller was 'really bold and incredibly classy' as he revealed his sexual preference in a letter to the director of a Russian film festival.
Actor Matthew Bomer is one of many celebrities who support Wentworth Miller after he came out of the closet on Wednesday. Speaking to E! News during Heineken U.S. Open kickoff party at PH-D at Dream Downtown, New York, on Thursday, August 22, the "White Collar" actor said nothing but praises to Miller.
"Wow, I think its really bold and incredibly classy how he came out and did it. I am really proud of him. Its very reflective of his amazing character," he commented. Speaking of better changes concerning LGBT issues in the U.S., the Neal Caffrey depicter said, "I hope all these laws continue to pass but we still have a long way to go."
Miller recently revealed his sexuality as he declined an invitation to attend a film festival in Russia amidst criticism faced by the country in regards to its treatment to LGBT community. "Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline," the "Prison Break" actor wrote.
After the news broke out on Wednesday, some celebrities took to Twitter to write supporting messages. "I'm proud of Wentworth Miller for speaking out in support of equality. Russia doesn't know what they're missing," Ellen DeGeneres said. "Little behind on the news: Good for Wentworth Miller!!! #courage," Andy Cohen added.
WWE wrestler Darren Young who recently came out as gay wrote, "Congrats 2 Wentworth Miller on living his life to the fullest now #beproud!! Big step 2 take. Not easy but well worth it!" Jesse Tyler Ferguson said, "So proud of #WentworthMiller. Coming out can be hard & scary but coming out to send a message of tolerance is heroic."