According to the June/July 2014 cover story of Out, Matt Bomer's beauty almost lost him his plum part in HBO's upcoming TV event The Normal Heart. Kramer worried Bomer was too pretty to play “Felix Turner,” who is stricken with AIDS in the early years of the disease.
But he of course won out.
Bomer tells Out:
“You’re really lucky as an artist if you get a role that changes you as a person. It taught me how to access myself on a completely different level as an artist. And it blew my mind in terms of the level of unconditional love between 'Ned' and 'Felix'—my goodness, if these people could incorporate this into their lives, under their circumstances, why can’t I?”