STUDIO CITY, Calif. – You can tell he’s a Texan by the way he opens the door for the woman whose arms are full of packages, shakes the hand of one of the drivers in the parking lot, and assaults the stairs to the deck of the coffee shop here.
But there’s no trace of the Texas drawl in actor Matthew Bomer, who’s about as far from the cunning conman he plays on “White Collar” as anyone could be.
Bomer says he learned the hard way when he was fresh out of Carnegie Mellon (he’d attended four years on a scholarship) and found himself penniless in New York City.
“I called my dad and said, ‘Can I borrow …’ He said, ‘Listen, I got you through college, you’ve got to figure it out now.’ It was tough love, but it was good for me,” he says, settling on a wooden bench at one of the busy tables.
“It made me realize, ‘OK, I’m my own man now. I’ve got to make my own way. It was hard. And I got upset, but I thought ‘OK, well, I may go out there and get my own gig because nobody’s going to make this happen but myself. I was staying at a friend’s apartment in New York. It was more the general thinking of him saying, ‘You’re cut off.’ But I think it was good for a man. I think tough love is good for boys.”
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Here’s another interview as well: Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer on Season 2 of ‘White Collar’
Thanks Lynne for the tip!