Wentworth Miller: 'Legends' challenges viewers to accept LGBT people

Thu. January 28, 2016 12:43 PM by OnTopMag.com

Out actor Wentworth Miller says his new The CW series Legends of Tomorrow challenges viewers to accept lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The series, a spinoff of The CW properties Arrow and The Flash, premiered last week.

Among the team of heroes and villains Rip Hunter (played by Arthur Darvill) brings together to prevent Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) from destroying Earth is Sara Lance, known as White Canary and played by Caity Lotz.

Executive Producer Phil Klemmer recently told Entertainment Weekly that Fringe alum Ali Liebert will portray Lindsay Carlisle, a "potential love interest" to Lance.

Miller, who plays Leonard Snart / Captain Cold on the show, spoke to the AP about its diversity.

"I have to believe, I assume, that there's going to be someone in some part of the country or the world that doesn't know anyone, for example, who is LGBTQ," Miller said. "But because they're watching Legends of Tomorrow or Prison Break, because I'm coming into their living rooms, because they know that I, for example, am a gay man, I think they're then challenged to hold a larger and more generous space for someone who's LGBTQ than they might."

"I think that when an actor on one of your favorite shows comes out of The Closet or reveals themselves to be different in some way, it's a little bit like a family member coming out or sharing some personal part of themselves. And you receive it in the same way that you receive a family member sharing and coming out and being true to who they are," he added.

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