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!
I added a photoshoot from the Emmy Roundtable. Thanks Dbiloo for donating them!
I also added 11 HQ stills for “White Collar” Episode 2×3 and Episode 2×4.
Matt will also be appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, July 21st!
PS: Have you ordered your “White Collar” Season 1 DVD/Blu-ray yet?
To celebrate reaching 6,000+ followers, Jeff Eastin posted a cute video of Matt and Tim singing on set.
Jeff also posted a photo of Matt, Tim, and Gloria. What a fabulous looking bunch!
Here is more info about “White Collar” appearing at Comic Con 2010 on Thursday, July 22nd.
2:15-3:15 USA Network’s White Collar— Moderated by White Collar’s very own conspiracy theorist, Willie Garson (Mozzie), the audience will have a chance to interact with creator Jeff Eastin, stars Matt Bomer (Neal Caffrey), Tim DeKay (FBI Agent Peter Burke), Marsha Thomason (Agent Diana Barrigan), Sharif Atkins (Agent Clinton Jones), and co-EP Jeff King. Fans will get an insider’s look into the challenges of writing in Los Angeles while shooting on the streets of New York. In addition to having questions answered about the exciting upcoming season, fans will also view exclusive video content featuring a sneak peek at new episodes in season 2, as well as a video of Neal explaining the ins and outs of how to pull off the perfect con. Ballroom 20
I added 3 scans from the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine. I also included Tim’s article in case you’d like to read it.
While shooting on location in NYC recently, DeKay says a fan “walked by without even looking up and goes, ‘Way to keep an eye on Neal, Burke.'”
I also bought 2 older scans off Ebay. I’ve been trying to get a hold of the 2nd scan for months, and now we finally have it!
Here are some more articles as well:
1. Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay talk characters, ‘Chuck’ debate
2. ‘White Collar’: Tim DeKay not likely to copy Matt Bomer’s wet T-shirt poses
3. White Collar – Matt Bomer & Tim DeKay Transcript (recommended)
Matt will be appearing on TODAY on Tuesday, July 13th (7-9 AM). Check your local listings to confirm the time.
Jeff Eastin also posted a photo of Matt and Willie on the set today. Thanks Jeff!
Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay — the duo who play ex-con Neal Caffrey and FBI agent Peter Burke on USA’s White Collar — always seem to be having so much fun together on the show’s New York City set. And besides singing on set, it sounds like Matt and Tim are always up to something.
“I don’t let Tim look at me unless we’re shooting,” Matt joked during a call with reporters today.
“It’s just better for me, that way I know the rule,” Tim laughed. “Matt will have production assistants come up to me and remind me ‘Mr. Bomer doesn’t want you looking at him until they call action.’”
“Tim is my life coach, he doesn’t know it though,” Matt went on. Then, turning serious he added, “There aren’t many days where we’re not laughing pretty hard.”
You can read the rest of the article here.
Jeff Eastin is back in NY and posted a great photo of Matt and Tim on the set last season. Thanks Jeff!
Jeff is also auctioning off autographed photos of Matt and Tim to raise funds for the family of crew member John Bolz, who tragically died this year. The money raised will go to John’s two children. You can view all of his auctions here.
Mark your calendars! Matt Bomer will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, July 15th.