NYGossipGirl recently had the pleasure of meeting Matt Bomer, the star of White Collar. Here’s what the charming 32-year-old had to say:
NYGG: Did you know the show was going to be such a huge success when you started?
Bomer: No! We had no idea. To me, I just loved the script, I loved the character, it was so much fun to do that whatever came about was great. I think I’ve been in this business long enough to not really have any expectations, just show up, do the work, and do the best I could. And I knew I was on a network that really gave shows a shot, and really got behind their shows and so I’m really grateful to be working for them and I was pleasantly surprised.
NYGG: Do you have anything else you are working on?
Bomer: Right now, it was tough because this hiatus was so short. I did have movie offers, but I couldn’t shoot them in such a brief period of time so that was tricky. But right now, I’m doing a workshop of a new Broadway musical. They’re re-making the last Rat Pack movie actually, Robin and The Seven Hoods, and I’m playing the Sinatra role in that, so that was sort of a fun way for me to get to flex my creative muscles with a much smaller time constraint.
NYGG: Is there a particular genre of film that you like?
Bomer: I really respond to a lot of the really fun romantic comedy stuff. I think it’s fun, and it gives you a real sense of liberty as an actor to make fun choices, and I think that’d be a really fun place to start.
NYGG: Do you have anyone in mind who you’d want to play the lead actress opposite you?
Bomer: Oh my gosh, the list is endless. I really like Ginnifer Goodwin a lot. Who else do I really like? Anna Faris. I love her, too. I think she’s hysterical.
(Continue reading NYGossipGirl’s exclusive interview with Matt Bomer after the jump!)
Edited: March 30th, 2010