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Matt On Fatherhood, Lady Gaga, and Those Pesky Penis Socks

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Matt gave an interview to Details magazine, published this Monday (6), to promote American Horror Story. He talks about Stefani (Lady Gaga, for us!), fatherhood, the gay scene in Hollywood and more. Check some excerpts:

DETAILS: Your haircut in the show is pretty spiffy. What made you go with that?
It was very important for the character to have a haircut that was of the time. The Countess gets bored very easily so you always have to keep her satisfied and engaged, and you have to be up to speed with the latest trends. It’s not quite a mullet, it’s more of a variation of that Prohibition Era, ’30’s styled hair.

DETAILS: How is fatherhood? You’ve got three sons, right?
Yup, it’s great. It’s the greatest gift I’ve ever been given. It’s the most challenging thing I’ve ever been thrown. It’s something that keeps both of us [he and his husband Simon Halls] on our toes every day, especially with three boys, but it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
DETAILS: Are you going to have some more kids? Maybe a little girl?
Honestly, given my work schedule and having three boys and all that entails in terms of getting them to school and practices and playdates on time, I think it would be highly, highly ambitious of me and maybe not entirely level headed to take on another child at this particular time.

DETAILS: Lastly, what do you think of the status of openly gay actors in Hollywood today?
I think it’s great. It’s amazing what I’ve seen happen, especially in the past five years. There is a generation growing up now that blows my mind in terms of the equanimity that they bring to every conversation that I have with them and every situation that I’m in with them. There’s an entire generation of artists coming up who don’t really care what your personal life is. They want to know what you’re going to bring to the material. So, I’m very optimistic and hopeful when it comes to the future.

Read the entire interview at Details.com

Matt Bomer on Late Night With Seth Meyers

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Matt was interviewed last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, to promote Magic Mike XXL. Earlier, he was at SiriusXM Studios, for another row of interviews. You can watch a excerpt of the interview to Seth Meyers below, and in our gallery there’s HQ promotional stills of the show.

Matt Bomer: ‘It Was Great to Share’ Emmy Nomination News With Husband Simon

After dropping upwards of 40 pounds for his role in “The Normal Heart,” it’s all about love and family right now for Matt Bomer.

Bomer, 36, was “blown away and just so grateful” when his name was announced today as an Emmy Award nominee for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Felix in the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s 1985 play about the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis among the gay population in New York City.

After the “White Collar” star dropped to an astonishing 130 pounds for the role to show how the disease can ravage the human body — which meant shedding the chiseled features he usually shows off in his hit TV show or movies like “Magic Mike.”

Even though it was a long, difficult road to this apex point — Bomer said all the hard work culminated in one call this morning from his husband Simon Halls.

“I’m in New York and was getting ready to go to work on ‘White Collar.’ I got a phone call from my husband and he shared the news with me,” Bomer said. “It was so great to get to share that moment with him, because I had to separate myself from my family for a while to play this role. I’m sure when I was 130 pounds, I wasn’t always in the best mood, so it was nice to get to share a happy moment with him.”

At first, Bomer admitted he couldn’t even grasp the gravity of an Emmy nomination.

“I couldn’t even speak for the first minute,” he said. “I was overcome with gratitude, just the moment was so profound for me. I’ve been working in TV for 13 years and to have this moment, I was completely overwhelmed and had to collect myself for a bit. Simon knew firsthand how hard I worked on this role, how much we put into it, myself as an actor, and us collectively as a family. it was just really great to get to share that moment with him.”

You can read the entire article here.

Matt Bomer won’t let go of HBO ‘Normal Heart’ role

How did you build your onscreen chemistry with Ruffalo?

We were fortunate enough to film things mostly sequentially for the first half of the film, so we stayed in character together on set. Without sounding overly Methody about the whole thing, we just related to each other as Ned and Felix. If it was a scene where we had to be really tender with each other, we would sit together in closer proximity than actors might normally do and tell each other personal stories, so that when the cameras were rolling, we didn’t suddenly have to affect something. It was coming from a place that we had already created.

This is such an emotional role for you. Was it difficult to leave Felix behind at the end of each day?

I don’t want to let go of Felix. Usually by the time I’m done [with a role], I’m like, “OK, let’s close that chapter and move on,” but I don’t want to let go of him because I think he changed me for the better. I grew from getting to play him. What I love about their relationship is it is so symbiotic, because Felix is having trouble with his authenticity but is also incredibly available to intimacy and a real relationship. And Ned is this firebrand who’s completely authentic, and comfortable with who he is, but is terrified of intimacy. Together they help heal each other.

There was a moment when Mark and I — after we finished the wedding scene, which I think was the last thing we filmed together — just held on to each other and sobbed for a good 15 minutes. Not because of anything we had done but because we were a part of this story that was so much bigger than us, and because we knew that this was how a generation of people had to say goodbye to each other. Taking in the gravity of that moment was really overwhelming. It was just one of those things you don’t ever forget.

You can read the rest of the interview here.