Whatever happened to Wentworth Miller?
Wentworth Miller has been out of the spotlight since he became a rising star playing Michael Scofield on the hit television series ‘Prison Break’ in 2009. Now he has a new film ‘Stoker’, but he’s nowhere to be seen in it. He’s changed gears — Miller has now gone from acting to screenwriting, and has penned one of the talked-about films of the year.
‘Stoker’ is an offbeat thriller about a teenage girl and her emotionally chilly mother (played by Nicole Kidman) whose lives are turned upside down when Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) arrives to pay a visit after a traumatic death in the family. It opened in selected markets Friday, March 1, and Miller’s screenwriting career is poised to usurp his work as an actor.
Miller hasn’t set aside his ambitions as an actor yet. When asked if he quit acting for good to become a writer, he said to Daily Beast Online, “There was a stretch in there — after Prison Break, when I was first starting to find my way as a writer — when I definitely thought I might be done with acting. But it’s still in my system. Somewhere. There’s a lot about acting — and when I say “acting” I don’t mean performing, I mean the process of producing and promoting a movie or a TV show—that doesn’t line up with who I am. But there’s also a sense of community in that process that you don’t get to tap into as a writer. It goes without saying, but writing is a solitary, isolated business (for me anyway). And I’ve got my limits as far as that goes, like anyone.”
Watch trailer for ‘Stoker’: