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Matt Bomer Discusses His 'Normal Heart' Transformation: PHOTO

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Matt Bomer heats up OUT magazine's May issue in a cover story geared around the premiere of HBO's The Normal Heart. Bomer transformed physically and emotionally for the 'life-changing' role, losing 40 pounds.

In a preview of the article, director Ryan Murphy calls Bomer's performance as Felix Turner "a very beautiful, spiritual thing to witness” and describes Larry Kramer's hesitation about casting Bomer, wondering if he was "too beautiful" for the role. Kramer later gave Bomer his blessing after a meeting between the actor, who "campaigned aggressively" for the role, and the playwright.

Said Bomer of meeting Kramer:

“I was pretty starstruck. It was like meeting one of the Beatles. He was so central to my understanding and development. We talked for a really long time."

Of the role, he added: "It taught me how to access myself on a completely different level as an artist."

Check out the full trailer for The Normal Heart here.

Photo by Kai Z. Feng

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  1. well he definitely is easy on the eyes for sure.

    Posted by: Tom | Apr 21, 2014 4:12:19 PM


  2. Hot guy, excellent pic.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Apr 21, 2014 4:26:31 PM


  3. Hot guy, excellent pic.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Apr 21, 2014 4:26:50 PM


  4. The perfect role model for gay men.

    Posted by: rk | Apr 21, 2014 4:29:16 PM


  5. The perfect role model for gay men.

    Posted by: rk | Apr 21, 2014 4:29:19 PM


  6. The perfect role model for gay men.

    Posted by: rk | Apr 21, 2014 4:29:28 PM


  7. The perfect role model for gay men.

    Posted by: rk | Apr 21, 2014 4:29:28 PM


  8. That underarm hair makes the picture. One of the sexiest things on a guy...

    Posted by: Håkon | Apr 21, 2014 4:29:29 PM


  9. The perfect role model for gay men.

    Posted by: rk | Apr 21, 2014 4:29:34 PM


  10. The perfect role model for gay men.

    Posted by: rk | Apr 21, 2014 4:29:35 PM


  11. That underarm hair makes the picture. One of the sexiest things on a guy...

    Posted by: Håkon | Apr 21, 2014 4:29:40 PM


  12. That underarm hair makes the picture. One of the sexiest things on a guy...

    Posted by: Håkon | Apr 21, 2014 4:30:07 PM


  13. Once is enough, girls.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Apr 21, 2014 4:35:40 PM


  14. Contrary to your posting, Matt Bomer is not on the cover of OUT's May issue -- that would be Beyonce. Bomer is on the cover of the June-July issue.

    Posted by: keating | Apr 21, 2014 4:44:33 PM


  15. Contrary to your posting, Matt Bomer is not on the cover of OUT's May issue -- that would be Beyonce. Bomer is on the cover of the June-July issue.

    Posted by: keating | Apr 21, 2014 4:44:41 PM


  16. Contrary to your posting, Matt Bomer is not on the cover of OUT's May issue -- that would be Beyonce. Bomer is on the cover of the June-July issue.

    Posted by: keating | Apr 21, 2014 4:44:47 PM


  17. Contrary to your posting, Matt Bomer is not on the cover of OUT's May issue -- that would be Beyonce. Bomer is on the cover of the June-July issue.

    Posted by: keating | Apr 21, 2014 4:44:48 PM


  18. Contrary to your posting, Matt Bomer is not on the cover of OUT's May issue -- that would be Beyonce. Bomer is on the cover of the June-July issue.

    Posted by: keating | Apr 21, 2014 4:44:51 PM


  19. Bomer isn't on the cover of OUT's May issue -- that would be Beyonce. Bomer is on the cover of the June-July issue.

    Posted by: keating | Apr 21, 2014 4:45:43 PM


  20. Is there an echo in here?

    Posted by: Liam | Apr 21, 2014 4:48:45 PM


  21. I thought it might be just this particular photograph. So, I googled pictures of Matt Bomer. No, it's not just this particular photo. This is one good-looking man.

    He could turn me into an integrationist for sure.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 21, 2014 5:11:13 PM


  22. It looked like there were a lot of comments here but it's just a few people with duplicate posts! Anyway, Bomer lucked out in the gene pool. He really does deserve leading man status for his looks alone. He needs to be cast as a superhero stat! I'm sure he's already an inspiration for gay actors and gay kids out there.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Apr 21, 2014 5:21:18 PM


  23. It looked like there were a lot of comments here but it's just a few people with duplicate posts! Anyway, Bomer lucked out in the gene pool. He really does deserve leading man status for his looks alone. He needs to be cast as a superhero stat! I'm sure he's already an inspiration for gay actors and gay kids out there.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Apr 21, 2014 5:22:41 PM


  24. Oops, I did it too!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Apr 21, 2014 6:38:19 PM


  25. Nothing like fresh vanity. The AIDS victims are dust. He should do a cover with his husband and family to show where he's really at today.

    Posted by: Arrow | Apr 21, 2014 6:43:02 PM


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