Wentworth Miller Quotes (56 Quotes)


    That is very true for any walk of life and very true for my character in 'Prison Break' because he's a structural engineer. I did a little bit of reading about that. And structural engineering is the art and science of connectivity. The pieces of a building are all interdependent. My brother in the story is behind the wall and every brick in that wall represents the conspiracy that put him there. My job as his brother and as an engineer is to find that one brick and loosen it. And another and another and hopefully the whole thing will come down.

    I feel as though we're living in a time where there is very little distinction paid between the personal and the professional.

    There has to be a measure of faith. That's what this business is all about: trusting in something that may never show up, that you have no concrete proof of.

    Nobody's ever asked me to pay for a meal before I've eaten it, I've never been pulled over just because I was driving the wrong kind of car in the wrong kind of area at the wrong time of night.

    I've been spoiled by this project. I was given the script and went in to read, realizing that this was a powerful story and one that wasn't told very often.


    I made a decision not to work out because I'm lazy and also, the character is not a superhero. I didn't want him to be a buff guy with Jackie Chan moves because the point is he's smarter than your average Joe.

    I'm kind of a dork. I don't have much game. I'm not particularly comfortable in bars or clubs. I much prefer being home playing Scrabble, having dinner with a couple friends, going to see a movie, or losing a whole weekend to Season 14 of Law and Order or The Simpsons.

    I remember my father saying one word to me as I would walk out to school every day 'increments.' Every test, every quiz, every conversation with the teacher, it all added up to the final grade, which would affect where you went off to college and the rest of your life. All those little bits and pieces added up to something larger,

    They told me at the end of that test that they wanted me to be a part of this project. I walked out and had a moment of clarity where I thought, not many people will ever have this moment.


    I'm very pleased with being a part of the Bean Pole family. It's a relationship that makes sense to me. I'm very pleased to have my name associated with Bean Pole Jeans.

    My definition of cool is finding your own definition of cool and not necessarily taking your lead from what other people tell you or from what you might read from magazines or see on TV.



    You have to love what you do, and you have to need it like you need air. And there's nothing else that would give me the same degree of satisfaction as acting, which is why I can't walk away from it.

    You're confronted with the quandary: do I grind things to a halt? Ideally you would, but I have better things to do than educate people.

    I hadn't worked for a year when I had my Prison Break audition and it was the easiest audition I've ever had. I got the script on Friday, went to the audition on Monday and got the part on Tuesday. I was shooting the pilot a week later. I didn't have time to be nervous - it happened so quickly.

    There'll be moments when I'm out in the prison yard, chatting with the cast and the crew, getting ready to shoot a scene. And then I'll remember if I were actually an inmate, I'd only be out there an hour. The other 23 hours of the day, I'd be in my cell. It's kind of a downer.

    When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like a very risky proposition and all my friends were going to law school or med school or Wall Street.

    I've been spared to a large extent the business end of the race stick.

    I've never seen American Idol but I am grateful to them. That show is one of Fox's biggest moneymakers, and some of that money goes to pay for shows like Prison Break. Simon Cowell's been signing my paychecks and for that I say thanks.

    It was just expected that I would go to college. Both my parents are teachers and they tolerated acting, but I was going to go to a school of quality or bust. Which made my downshifting back to acting afterward a little difficult.

    Prison Break' is a thriller, but it's really a family drama, ... It's really the story of How far would one go to save a loved one And in Michael's case, it's to the wall. Each episode will be his resolve and ruthlessness and brilliance running smack into

    This role is more visible, and I grew up without a lot of that sort of modeling so I'm relieved and proud to have done this film.

    My encounters with racism are sort of second-hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn't make at my family reunion.

    I rented every Anthony Hopkins film available. And Hopkins met me halfway, like they put a mole on his left temple like the one I have. Hopkins was able to watch home movies of me when I was younger as well.

    Prison Break is so far-fetched, I had to make viewers believe that Michael is capable of making the impossible possible.

    I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful, and a little bittersweet, too.

    There's 150 years of fear, violence and pain soaked into those walls, ... The overall mood there is one of despair, and filming there gives the show grit and authenticity.

    The prison helps a great deal in keeping me grounded in the character, ... When you're surrounded by 3-foot thick walls, you really understand how impossible his task is.


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