The month of June has just begun and with it brings the days Prison Break co-stars Wentworth Miller and Sarah Wayne Callies were brought into the world. According to the official Prison Break Twitter account, Sarah celebrated her birthday on June 1 and Wentworth Miller celebrated his birthday just a day later on June 2.
Sarah Wayne Callies
According to Famous Birthdays, Sarah Wayne Callies celebrated her 40th birthday just a few days ago. The actress is best known for her roles as Sara Tancredi in Prison Break and Lori Grimes in The Walking Dead. Sarah and her co-star Wentworth Miller have been in the headlines a lot as of late thanks to the reboot of the Prison Break series which is ultimately what led to the actor and actress developing such a strong friendship.
While it makes sense for Prison Break fans to long for Wentworth and Sara to be together in real life given the strong chemistry in the show, Sara is happily married to her college boyfriend Josh Winterhalt, whom she has had multiple children with. Furthermore, Wentworth Miller revealed that he was interested in men and not women in August of 2013. While Prison Break fans agree Callies and Miller look great as a couple on screen, they could never be anything more than friends in real life.
— Prison Break (@PrisonBreak) June 1, 2017
According to Famous Birthdays, Wentworth Miller celebrated his 45th birthday a few days ago. Wentworth Miller became widely popular following his role as Michael Scofield in the FOX series Prison Break. Given the recent revival of the Prison Break series, a lot of fans have taken to social media to wish the actor a very happy birthday. Following Prison Break, Wentworth has taken on the role of Captain Cold, making appearances in both Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash.
— Prison Break (@PrisonBreak) June 2, 2017
According to the Huffington Post, the LGBTQ community is especially grateful for the birthday of Wentworth Miller as he played a massive role in the reason why Prison Break has left behind a gay legacy. The media outlet proceeded to note the fact that the gay legacy of the FOX series was likely unexpected, but that doesn’t make it any less existent.
The Huffington Post believes the series introduced the possibility of homosexual relationships in prison when T-Bag met Wentworth’s character Michael Scofield for the first time. As those who have seen the series remember, T-Bag commented on how pretty Michael was and extended the inside of his pocket.
Wentworth’s character, however, brushed T-Bag off and noted that it appeared as if he already had a girlfriend. The media outlet believes the focus of the series was not on the LGBTQ community until Miller made the decision to come out in 2013 – a few years after the series had been canceled.
Fast forward another three years and the series was rebooted for Season 5. Only this time it spotlighted what happened to gay Muslim men. Prison Break even took things a step further by adding two additional openly gay actors to the cast – Augustus Prew (who played Whip) and Amin El Gamal (who played Cyclops). According to Too Fab, Amin El Gamal had hoped his role in Prison Break Season 5 alongside Prew and Miller would help shatter the stereotypes associated with being a gay Muslim man.
Regarding the unexpected gay legacy, several media outlets have also noted how interesting it is that a series created with the intention of targeting a male audience features so many openly gay actors.
Did you know Prison Break stars Wentworth Miller and Sarah Wayne Callies celebrated their birthdays just one day apart? Did you think the series left behind a gay legacy? Don’t forget to let us know what you thought of the Prison Break Season 5 revival in the comments section below.
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