TVLINE: Do you see something like Magic Mike and a growing movie career as a positive or a hindrance to your Emmy chances — as well as to White Collar‘s future?
It’s always good to get your face out there, especially if you’re working with somebody like [Magic Mike director] Steven Soderbergh. I don’t think that hurts. I certainly don’t think it’ll hurt the show. The great thing about getting to do a cable series is we’re on for six months and we’re off for six months. I’ve been trying to use my hiatus to work with filmmakers like [In Time director/writer] Andrew Niccol and Steven Soderbergh that I really believe in, in smaller roles, rather than taking a lead in something big and studio and splashy – not that Magic Mike hasn’t become studio and splashy. [Laughs] But when I signed on to do it, it was a $5 million independent movie. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to go out there and challenge yourself as an actor.

TVLINE: We don’t have to worry about you leaving White Collar any time soon, right?
No, I consider White Collar my home base. I’m so lucky to get to play a character that’s very multifaceted and the writers take risks on and never get into a staid process with. They’re always challenging themselves and, thusly, me as an actor. As long as they continue to do that, I’m happy. I love my job on White Collar. I won’t be leaving it any time soon.

TVLINE: USA Network shows tend to be written off when it comes to Emmys, because they’re considered lighter fare. Do you think that’s a fair characterization?
I don’t think it’s fair because, to me, they are dramatic shows with elements of humor. As long as that doesn’t get overly quirky or too hokey, that’s the way life is to me. I don’t know anybody who walks through life all the time in the doldrums, constantly serious and morose. But that’s become what we generalize as drama. I’m really lucky to get to work on a show that has elements of humor. But when you’re comparing that to – I won’t list anything specifically – a lot of the shows that are pretty much straight drama the entire time, it runs the risk of being categorized as something else. But I don’t really think it is.

TVLINE: Neal Caffrey has to be one of the funnest characters to play.
He is. It’s so rare, especially as a younger actor, to find a role where it’s not just one-dimensional and it’s not just a stock leading man. He is smart, intelligent, slick. He has grace under fire. He’s excellent under pressure. He’s on point. He’s firing on all cylinders. But at the same time, he’s really a 4-year-old. He has terrible impulse control. He makes really irrational decisions, especially when it comes to anything romantically-inclined. He is a hopeless romantic to a fault. … It’s a real dream of a role to get to play. More and more, as I play the role over the years, I come to find so many things in my life that I thought were futile or silly at the time, that I may have studied or read about or practiced, led up to this opportunity for me.

You can read the rest of the interview here.

Through On Demand with my cable provider, they have interviews with Matt, Tim, and Willie where they discuss “White Collar” Season 4. Since the videos do not appear to be online yet, I made a video of Matt’s for everyone to see. Thanks to my friend Carol for the tip!

PS: I would like to thank Valerie L. for donating $10.00 to the site!

Tell us about how you find a suit — a lot of dudes don’t know how to find the perfect one.

“Well, one thing I’ve certainly learned from being on the show is the importance of a tailor. If you like a suit, just because it doesn’t fit you off the rack doesn’t mean that you should give up on it. A good tailor can make anything work. For me, it depends from designer to designer: I feel like a lot of times I’m picking something for a specific event so that will be my guide process to which designer I wear. If I wanna pop of color, I’ll go Paul Smith; if I want something a little more traditional that I’ll feel more confident and comfortable in, I’ll go Tom Ford… it just depends.”

And what about for everyday wear, who are some of your favorite designers?

“Casual look? I love the stuff that Michael Bastian does for GANT. Especially in the summertime, the colors he uses…it fits well and it’s fun, you know? It says summertime to me. But in my personal life, I’m a jeans and T-shirt kind of guy. I really like hoodies and jeans and tees, but when I’m stepping it out, it just depends. I love Billy Reid, he has a lot of great stuff this summer.”

You can read the rest of the interview here.

PS: I would like to thank Milana L. for donating $30.00 to the site!

I added photos of Matt with Tim DeKay and Willie Garson at the event tonight.

Update! Thanks to my friend Claudia, I have added more photos from the event as promised.


Thanks to my friend Claudia for donating them!

Here is a video of Matt as well. Thanks Sab for the tip!

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I added scans from the upcoming issue of TV Guide.

Be sure to pick up a copy of TV Guide on newsstands Thursday!

Update! Here is the TV Guide video from the photoshoot. Captures have also been added here.

A cop, a con man and a fake lawyer walk into a bar…and, no joke, every head turns. Still, it’s nothing new to see the trio in question — Michael Ealy, Matt Bomer and Patrick J. Adams — with other, equally good-looking buddies. On the cops-in-therapy freshman series Common Law, Ealy’s been sparking with costar Warren Kole as mismatched LAPD partners Travis Marks and Wes Mitchell. Bomer’s White Collar schemer Neal Caffrey has spent the past three seasons bantering and buddying up to Tim DeKay’s straitlaced Fed Peter Burke. And the SAG-nominated Adams is about to kick off his second season as legal-eagle poser Mike Ross opposite Gabriel Macht’s slickster attorney Harvey Specter on Suits. Together, this holy trinity of cheekbones and charm exemplify the easy-to-look-at and easier-to-love attitude of USA’s sunniest, funniest dramedies. Over drinks at a Manhattan hot spot the day before their high-seas cover shoot, the fellas shot the breeze with us about the network’s “blue skies” aesthetic, their on-screen sidekicks and the pitch-perfect cross-over episode.

TV Guide Magazine: That comedy-drama vibe?
Bomer: Everybody talks about the “blue skies” thing, but I find our shows to be like life. I don’t think anybody walks through life serious and stone-faced the entire time. People want to laugh.

TV Guide Magazine: Chemistry helps, too.
Bomer: I tested with Tim [DeKay], yeah. We hit it off right away.

TV Guide Magazine: You could actually be siblings.
Adams: A lot of people thought the show was about [brothers]…
Bomer: There goes the Season 2 mythology!

TV Guide Magazine: Speaking of mythology, we hear the new White Collar season will explore Neal’s backstory and the identity of his father.
Bomer: I can neither confirm nor deny those rumors.

TV Guide Magazine: Actually you can, since (executive producer) Jeff Eastin is the one who told me.
Bomer: Oh, OK then. Yes, we will be! [Laughs]

TV Guide Magazine: And the first two episodes filmed in Puerto Rico?
Bomer: We had an amazing time. It was so great to take the show to a new location. The rhythm of New York is so specific, so to slow it down to island time was really interesting.

TV Guide Magazine: As our Boys of Summer, any summer traditions you follow?
Bomer: I work during the week, fly home to L.A. to see my family on the weekends. Rinse and repeat.
Adams: Do you fly back every weekend?
Bomer: Pretty much. We always get a place outside the city for a few weeks, too. Somewhere in the country near water. So we’ll barbecue, hang out, have a good time.

For more on USA’s boys of summer, pick up this week’s issue of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands Thursday, June 14!

You can read the entire interview here.

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