Matt was guest on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in May, and he took part of one of most popular Jimmy Fallon’s competitive games, The Charades. Watch it:
Earlier in May, right when the guys started to promote The Boys in the Band, Matt joined Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells on Today Show for an interview about the show. Watch it below, and check our gallery for pictures and screen captures.
GOLD DERBY – Matt Bomer is best known for playing big-city characters in projects like “White Collar,” “The Normal Heart,” and “The Last Tycoon,” so his role in the independent film “Walking Out” as a gruff Montana hunter trying to bond with his teenage son (Josh Wiggins), seems like a departure. But it actually hits much closer to home. “I grew up in a house full of outdoorsmen and that type of male bonding exhibited in the film,” Bomer says in our exclusive video interview (watch above). “That type of outdoorsmanship and male bonding through quiet and unspoken connection, not really sure how to connect, was something I understood from my childhood, and I thought they were able to tap into it in a really profound way.”
The characters in the film brave the elements and endure hardships in the wilderness, and to an extent so did the actors. “This was not the type of set wear we were going to be coddled in any way,” Bomer explained. “There were no trailers, there were no cast chairs, there were no apple boxes. You stood in the snow between takes and got ready for the next scene, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way to be honest with you.”
Not only are Bomer and his on-screen son alone in wild, they’re also the only actors on screen for much of the film, which provided them the opportunity to “bond and create a relationship and … get to know each other in a way that sometimes you don’t get to with other co-stars.” Commenting on Wiggins’s performance, Bomer says, “He’s a superstar … He has this great thing that you can’t really teach: he’s so intuitive, and he has a great lack of self-awareness and a lack of vanity that you need, but it’s hard to find in younger actors.”
“Walking Out” premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, and IFC Films released it on October 6 to strong reviews. Do you think it could be a dark horse awards contender this season?
Matt visited last night the Conan show, to promote Walking Out. He also presented an exclusive clip of the movie, which you can watch in the players below.
Last month while promoting The Last Tycoon in New York, Matt recorded an interview at ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers – which happens to be one of my favourite segments so far.
Alongside being the amazing self on interviews, he also made us swoon singing Eagle’s song Desperado. Watch it below, and check screen captures in our gallery.
Sparks fly when Matt Bomer (The Last Tycoon, White Collar, Magic Mike) visits the Above Average offices, and a quick interaction with his biggest fan, Rob King, changes his life…and his heart, forever.
YAHOO – There’s no doubt that if it’s a fantastic period wardrobe you’re looking for, Emmy-winning Mad Men and Deadwood designer Janie Bryant is the go-to costumer.
Matt Bomer, star of Amazon’s new drama The Last Tycoon, couldn’t agree more about the “incredible” wardrobe Bryant designed for him and his castmates. The sharp duds he wears as 1930s Hollywood producer Monroe Stahr in this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final novel, in fact, often left the Golden Globe winner literally breathless.
“You hold yourself differently when you’re wearing an impeccably tailored, double-breasted suit,” Bomer tells Yahoo TV in the video above. “Where the waistline is, how the pants fall, and the shoes you wear all affect the movement of the character.
“The tougher part is, there were times that it was so tailored that breathing became an issue, so I guess that’s the hardest part about it, making sure I can breath.”
Bomer, who says Bryant’s work “informs your physical life as an actor and just brings you right into [the character],” lost weight to portray Stahr, a slim man who’s been dealing with a serious health issue his whole life.
“It was a bit of a physical undertaking to inhabit the role. He’s had a congenital heart defect since birth, and so, hasn’t been able to go to the gym and exercise, and has to be careful about his physical status,” says the actor, whose Last Tycoon character was written by Fitzgerald as a fictionalized biography of legendary producer Irving Thalberg. “So not only was that something to keep in mind in the scenes, but I also had to lose some weight.
“It was more a dietary thing. Walking, a lot of walking, and laying off the exercise, really. But all of that is part of the fun of going role to role. I’ve done it before, and it’s an enjoyable process. It didn’t inhibit the work at all, it allowed me to, hopefully, dig in a little deeper.”
On Friday, the streaming service premieres its 10-episode adaptation of the literary giant’s unfinished novel The Last Tycoon, which traces the careers of two Hollywood moguls (played by Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer) in the late 1930s.
Talking to executive producer Joshua D. Maurer midway through the shoot, “I was like, ‘Hey, Josh, when did we divert from the original book?'” Grammer recalls. “And he was like, ‘Oh, God, a long time ago.’ The beauty of an unfinished novel is you get to finish it.”
Matt has been busy in the last two weeks doing his promotional tour for The Last Tycoon, and several videos has popped up. I’m going to reunite them all on this post. Enjoy!
Matt graced last night The Late Late Show with James Corden, as part of the ongoing promotion of The Last Tycoon. Check below the interview, as well screen captures in our gallery.