Speaking at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle last night, Wentworth Miller made a startling and upsetting admission:
He tried to kill himself as a teenager.
The former Prison Break star, who came out of the closet last month in a letter blasting Russia for its anti-gay legislation, told attendees that things such as "speaking the right way, standing the right way [and] holding your wrist the right way" were challenges for him growing up, as he attempted to hide his sexuality.
"Every day was a test and there were a thousand ways to fail," Miller said. "
A thousand ways to betray yourself. To not live up to someone else's standard of what was acceptable, what was normal. And when you failed the test, which was guaranteed, there was a price to pay. ... Like many of you, I paid that price."