TVLINE | How did the role come about?
I had heard the Gotye song ["Somebody That I Used to know"] and I asked [series co-creator] Ryan [Murphy] if he ever thought of using that as a duet on the show. And he said he had. And then a week later I got a text from him asking me if I wanted to come on the show to sing it. And I said, ‘Absolutely!’
TVLINE | Was it fun playing such a D-bag?
[Laughs] To me, the fun of the role was getting to play somebody who had such strong convictions and opinions about all of the wrong things and in all of the wrong ways. At the heart of it, he really does want to help his brother avoid the slings and arrows of being a young artist. He clearly hasn’t had an easy road of it as an actor. And over the course of that path, he sort of developed his own short cuts and tricks of the trade, which are all horribly misleading and misguided.
TVLINE | Have you ever encountered someone like Cooper?Yeah, of course. Any actor who participated in drama in high school or college had experience with guest speakers. And sometimes there’s a lot of gold in their advice. And then sometimes you’re just scratching your head. [Laughs] I’ve definitely had crazy acting teachers… Just completely bat s–t crazy. I’m not going to name any names.
TVLINE | The script also has some fun with your looks. I think Kurt refers to you as the most good-looking guy in all of North America. What is it like to hear that? Does it make you uncomfortable?
It makes me think, ‘I really hope hair and makeup [shows up] to work that day.” [Laughs] At the end of the day, Cooper is just desperate for validation. For him, hearing something like that is just the best news ever. That was the fun of the journey. I think he comes back to town under the ruse that he’s doing all of this gritty work for the next commercial campaign. But I think he also needs to get back in touch with his roots and reality because he’s having a tough go of it. But then once he realizes that he’s kind of a hometown hero, the hubris kicks in and his ego expands exponentially.
You can read the rest of the interview here.
I added 5 more “Glee” stills to the gallery, and the promo video has also been posted below.
On April 10, “Glee” welcomes Matt Bomer as the cheekily-monikered Cooper Anderson, the older brother of Darren Criss’ Blaine. The Brothers Anderson are set to perform a mash-up of classics from ’80s supergroup Duran Duran in the episode, which is appropriately titled “Big Brother.” – TV Line
PS: Thanks to my friend Cam for the tip! I’ll replace the still with a HQ version once it’s available.
I added 11 scans of Matt from GQ Style (Issue #17). A big thanks to Giorgia for scanning them!
I added 11 more photos of Matt at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards back on February 25, 2012.
Thanks to my friend Dbiloo for donating them!
I also added 50 more “White Collar” set photos from August 26, 2010.
I added more “White Collar” Episode 3×15 stills to the gallery.
PS: Thanks Liz L. for her generous $100 donation to the site!
I have added photos of Matt from the event tonight. It was such a wonderful performance!
PS: A HUGE thanks to my friend Crayen for donating 47 HQ photos! I really appreciate it.
In case you missed the live stream, or want to watch it again, it has been posted below.
I have also added 134 captures from the live stream here.
I added scans of Matt from the March 13th issue of Soap Opera Digest. Thanks Laura for the tip!
PS: I would also like to thank Debby S. for her generous $50.00 donation to the site!
The Los Angeles premiere of Dustin Lance Black’s play about the Prop. 8 trial, “8,” will be live streamed for the entire world to see.
This Saturday night Brad Pitt will join George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch and an all-star cast (including Matt Bomer) for a one-night-only benefit reading. The event will support AFER’s federal court challenge to Prop. 8 and raise critical visibility for the issue of marriage equality.
By using the actual trial transcripts intertwined with the powerful personal stories of the two couples challenging Prop. 8 in court, Dustin Lance Black’s play demonstrates why no one should be denied the freedom to marry the person they love.
The live stream starts this Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. PST. Be sure to RSVP here!
I added 326 “White Collar” Episode 3×16 captures, and will add video clips soon.
PS: Such a wonderful season finale! Looking forward to finding out what happens next.