In celebration of Pride Month, Entertainment Weekly is doing a special four-episode podcast series, Untold Stories: Pride Edition, hosted by Tre’vell Anderson. Matt is part of the first episode wherein he gives a moving tribute to the late Larry Kramer. You can listen to the full podcast episode below. Matt’s part begins around the 38:30 mark.
Matt will be making a special appearance on The Concert for Love & Acceptance, the annual LGBTQ-supportive benefit show taking place as an online event on June 30. He will introducing singer and actress, Rita Wilson. Other announced appearances are Lauren Alaina, Dennis Quaid, Kalie Shorr, Terri Clark, Billy Gilman, Lewis Brice, and many more! The show will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and at https://www.f4la.org/concert.
“This show just gets better and better each year, and while we would rather be doing it as a live event in Nashville, we know that we have the opportunity to reach so many more people with our message of love and acceptance through this one-time online format. And, of course, our message takes on an especially elevated meaning this year in light of all that is happening around us, and our hope is that on this night we can all stand together – not just for love and acceptance – but also for justice,” said event founder Ty Herndon.
Check out the full trailer for the new season of Doom Patrol, arriving on HBO Max June 25th! The first three episodes will be out on the premiere day, followed by a new weekly episode for the next six weeks. I hope everybody is as ready as we are! Matt will also be appearing (via video chat) on Live with Kelly and Ryan on June 16th to discuss the show.
DC’s strangest group of heroes — Cliff Steele aka Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor aka Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr aka Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Jane aka Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), and Victor Stone aka Cyborg (Joivan Wade) — are back again to save the world. That is, if they can find a way to grow up…both figuratively and literally. Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody, the members of the Doom Patrol now find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff’s toy race car track. Here they begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal by Niles Caulder aka The Chief (Timothy Dalton), while confronting their own personal baggage. And as each member faces the challenge of growing beyond their own past traumatic experiences, they must come together to embrace and protect the newest member of the family: Dorothy Spinner (Abigail Shapiro), Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.
Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, has died on Wednesday morning due to pneumonia. He was notably hailed for his autobiographical play, The Normal Heart, which had an HBO adaptation in 2014 starring Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo. Matt has paid tribute to Larry on his Instagram account. He also spoke with Marc Malkin from Variety, and referred to Mr. Kramer as “one of the most courageous people I’ve ever known.”
Matt Bomer’s career took a major upswing in 2015 when he won a Golden Globe for his performance as Felix in Ryan Murphy’s HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart.”
“Larry Kramer, thank you for your anger and your passion and writing this story that changed so many lives,” the actor said in his acceptance speech.
Today, Bomer is remembering the late writer and AIDS activist as one of his heroes. “I, and countless others, owe our lives to Larry,” Bomer told Variety. “Without his tireless advocacy and his outspokenness and opposition to everything that was going on and encouraging people to educate themselves and be responsible for themselves, I, growing up in a semi-rural environment, wouldn’t have had any clue about the epidemic if it weren’t for him.”
Bomer said he first read Kramer’s writings when he was 14 or 15. “For me, it was the first time that someone really stood up and said, ‘You should be proud of who you are and you should be outspoken about who you are and you should be bold about who you are and passionate about who you are.’ He was a trailblazer and one of the most courageous people I’ve ever known.”
You can read the full interview at Variety.
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Larry Kramer. I don’t have the words to properly express my gratitude, admiration , and love for you. Your writing was bold, courageous, and urgent. It educated, stirred people to action, and saved lives. A towering intellect and an amazing wit. My time with you is something I will treasure for the rest of my life. Rest In Peace my friend.
Hey guys! Apologies if I’m taking too long on the updates. HBO Max has officially launched today, so you can catch the entire first season of Doom Patrol on the new streaming service! The second season will also be available there as the new episodes will be released simultaneously with DC Universe.
Anyhow, I have updated the gallery with promotional images, high-quality stills and high-resolution screencaps from the first season. I only included those of Matt’s appearances as Larry Trainor. Check them out, enjoy!
Matt had a video chat with Gold Derby editor Rob Licuria to discuss the third season of The Sinner. You can watch the full interview below!
The cast of White Collar had a special reunion on Stars in the House, a daily live-stream series by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to support The Actors Fund and its services. Matt Bomer, Tim Dekay, Tiffani Thiessen, Sharif Atkins, Marsha Thomason, Willie Garson, and Hilarie Burton all participated on Thursday night’s show, and discussed so much, including their stories on how they got their roles on White Collar. If you missed it, you can watch the whole interview below! Keep an eye out on some news soon, because it looks like there are real conversations happening behind the scenes to revive the show!
Matt participated in GLAAD’s Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone livestream event, which aims to raise funds for more than 250 LGBTQ centers. It was hosted by Billy Eichner and Lilly Singh. Matt appeared for about five minutes, and talked about coming out publicly, growing up in Texas, and much more. You can watch his interview below, and I have also added two official images in the gallery!
Matt returned for three more episodes in the tenth season of Will & Grace, and came back for two more in the show’s final season, including the series finale that aired last Thursday. Check out our gallery for stills and high-resolution screencaps!
Matt is one of the many actors and singers participating in Global Citizen’s One World: Together At Home broadcast this Saturday night, April 18th. He will be in the six-hour pre-telecast show that begins at 2pm EST. This special broadcast aims to support frontline healthcare workers and the World Health Organization. You can sign up via Global Citizen’s website!