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Matt Bomer Explains How The Normal Heart Changed His Life
Matt Bomer is the cover star of Out’s June/July issue (available on newsstands May 15), and he spoke with writer Shana Naomi Krochmal about the experience of acting in the long-awaited adaptation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart directed by Ryan Murphy for HBO. In the film, Matt Bomer plays Felix Turner, who falls victim to the disease as Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo) and Dr. Emma Brookner (Julia Roberts) raise hell from opposite ends to figure out what’s happening.
I added high quality scans from the April 2014 issue of The Hollywood Reporter where “The Normal Heart” is featured. Thanks to my friends Claudia, Liz, and Holly for teaming up in order to buy the issue on the iPad! If you would like to purchase your own digital copy, you can do so on Zinio.
The Cast of ‘The Normal Heart’ on Bringing Gay Rights to the Big Screen
Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons and Taylor Kitsch share why they wanted to be part of Ryan Murphy’s drama that took 30 years to make.
“One of my big hopes is that people whoi did not experience it directly will A have an understanding of what people went through at that time, but even more importantly, that fact that gay mens health crisis and ACT Up really catalyzed the gay rights movement,” says Bomer. “We really stand on the shoulders of these people for the rights we have today.”
‘The Normal Heart’s’ 30-Year Journey From Barbra Streisand to Ryan Murphy
Even as Larry Kramer, the lifelong gay activist, worked with producer and director Ryan Murphy on the HBO adaptation of Kramer’s 1985 play The Normal Heart, which premieres May 25, Kramer kept asking the question: Why did it take so long? Why, he lamented, did it take so long to make the play into a film?
For Kramer, now 78, The Normal Heart — set in the early, terrifying days of AIDS when gay men in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles were dying of mysterious and rare diseases like Kaposi’s sarcoma — was always more than just a play. Its plot told of how Ned Weeks, Kramer’s alter ego, rallied then alienated his fellow gay activists who banded together in the battle against AIDS. It also served as a furious denunciation of the institutions — from The New York Times to the New York mayor’s office to the federal government — that Kramer blamed for initially ignoring the escalating epidemic; it was an urgent call for gay men to fight back to save their lives; and, nearly 30 years before the Supreme Court opened the door to federal recognition of same-sex marriage, it envisioned a world in which two gay men could wed.
You can read the rest of the article here, along with a sneak peek from the upcoming issue of The Hollywood Reporter, where Matt and his co-stars from “The Normal Heart” are featured on the cover.
Matt Bomer attends The Alliance For Children’s Rights 22nd Annual Dinner
I added photos of Matt with Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, and Willie’s adopted son Nathen at The Alliance For Children’s Rights 22nd Annual Dinner last night. Thanks to my friends Claudia and Mary for sending me all the wonderful photos!
USA’s ‘White Collar’ To Get Six-Episode Final Season
One of USA Network‘s signature series, drama White Collar, is poised to wrap its run with a six-episode sixth and final season. There is no official word yet, but I hear the network and series producer Fox TV Studios are finalizing the deal. The size of the order looks like a compromise between a movie/mini-series conclusion USA had been considering and a full-length season, sought by producer FfvS. Season 5 ended with a cliffhanger involving the abduction of Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer). All of USA’s other established series — Monk, Burn Notice (also produced by FtvS), Psych and In Plain Sight — also had received a proper send-off. Moved to fall for the first time since its first season, White Collar got dinged up against in-season competition but rebounded in January when the conclusion of Season 5 averaged 2.8 million viewers in Live+Same Day, up 22% from fall, and 955,000 adults 18-49, up 32%.
With ratings still solid, the renewal negotiations zeroed in on the show’s economics. At this point in the run of a series, a network is responsible for the full production cost. With a well-known cast and extensive location shoots in New York, White Collar is an expensive show. What’s more, it is not owned by USA. USA parent NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has made owning content a priority with the appointments of Jeff Wachtel and Dawn Olmstead to spearhead in-house production efforts. The network has a lot of projects in the pipeline and has been going through a portfolio changeover, replacing its older shows with new ones. From a business perspective, continuing White Collar at the current price tag might not have made a lot of sense for USA. But from a legacy standpoint, the show — which boasts one of the network’s most recognizable stars in Bomer and is one of is USA’s best critically received series — deserved a proper conclusion. (FtvS also had been willing to shoulder the cost of a final season and was open to a lower license fee.)
I spent a few weeks transferring our 600+ videos to a brand new media archive! Unfortunately, the previous videos script has become obsolete and our web host will no longer be supporting it. It was a lot of hard work, but I feel it is definitely worth it in the long run. Some of the positives are improved stability and less database errors, the layout matches the rest of the site, you can easily rate and share videos through social media, and you can also post comments about videos the same way you post comments here. Please let me know if you encounter any broken links! I’ll try to add more features in the left sidebar to make your viewing experience even better. I also still need to add a lot more “White Collar” clips and will try to work on them the next few months. Thanks, and hope you like it!
Matt Bomer attends 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival
I added photos of Matt attending the “Space Station 76″ Premiere at the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival, Sony’s Acquisitions Group SXSW Party, and the “Space Station 76″ Party At De Nolet back on March 8th. Thanks to my friend Crayen for sending me all the photos! I’m spending a few days in Los Angeles, but will catch up on any other updates I missed when I get back home.
Update! Here are some videos from the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival.