November 22, 2023
Matt Bomer Embodied a 'Bunch of Different Kens' for 'Barbie' Audition But Walked Away
Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 1 MIN.
If there is anyone who can pull off human Ken doll, it's Matt Bomer. As it turns out, he was close to landing a role as one of the Kens in the "Barbie" movie before he ultimately chose to walk away.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Bomer shared that he self-taped his audition.
"I recorded it on my own, played a bunch of different Kens – and I dressed differently for all of them," said Bomer. "I recorded the lines of the other person's dialogue on my recorder and then gave myself space to respond."
However, Bomer explained that he needed to prioritize his family first. He is a father to three kids with his husband, Simon Halls, and he is adamant about making sure they have a "nice, normal childhood."
He added, "I don't want anybody out on stage any time soon."
Of course, Bomer is now the star of Showtime's "Fellow Travelers," and he still brings lots of Ken-ergy to the role.
To watch the first full episode of "Fellow Travelers" now, head over to YouTube to see what all the buzz is about.