Matt Bomer split the tea on the popular blockbuster film he turned down. In a recent interview with Variety, the White Collar star revealed that he almost starred in the hit film Barbie as one of the Kens.
Directed by Greta Gerwig, the film follows a “stereotypical” Barbie (Margot Robbie) who resides in Barbieland, a matriarchal society where women are self-sufficient and occupy all positions of power. “I recorded it on my own, played a bunch of different Kens – and I dressed differently for all of them,” he explained to the publication. “I recorded the lines of the other person’s dialogue on my recorder and then gave myself space to respond.” Bomer went on to say that he ultimately walked away from the opportunity because he didn’t want to spend an extended time away from his husband and two children.
While the dreamy talent didn’t join the record-breaking film, he was able to use his availability to focus on the LGBTQIA+ limited series Fellow Travelers, which was greenlit in 2022.
Speaking on the project, Bomer said: “You get to a place where when an opportunity like this comes along, you just don’t want to fuck it up. “At a certain point, you’ve just got to keep moving forward and not wait for society to catch up to you.” The American Horror Story star also dished about his character Hawkins Fuller, describing him as a “bad boy.” “What was fun about his character is that I got to be the bad boy.