The actor said he took the role after careful speculation.
Matt Bomer is playing a queer superhero on the web TV series "Doom Patrol," currently streaming on DC Universe.
Bomer voices the character Negative Man, a hero wrapped in bandages; a result of his crash into radioactive energy when he was in his human form, pilot Larry Trainor.
Before the accident, Trainor struggled with his sexuality and it seems that his conflict has carried over into the superhero world.
Bomer lends his voice to Mattew Zuk's onscreen movements. It's a meticulous symbiotic acting relationship.
"It’s not like voicing animation, it’s a true collaboration in that I just throw spaghetti at the wall, Matthew does his stuff, and we go back and polish it at the end," says Bomer.
He adds that this character is unique, "I’d never really seen a gay male superhero and what I love most about the character is that even though it’s a huge struggle internally for him, it’s not the sole thing that defines who he is, he’s such a multifaceted character, if it was just one stereotypical aspect of him I would have had reservations about it."
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