41-year-old actor and screenwriter Wentworth Miller confirmed that he’s gay in a letter to Maria Averbakh, festival director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia.
He was invited as a “guest of honor” in the said event. “However, as a gay man, I must decline.” he said.
“I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.” he added.
Miller is best known for his leading role in the Fox television drama “Prison Break.”