Actor Wentworth Miller is opening up about his autism diagnosis.
In the post, Miller, 49, explained he first did a self-diagnosis, which was followed by an informal diagnosis and then a formal diagnosis of his neurodivergent condition.
Miller shared he was shocked but not surprised to learn that he had autism.
He is learning to live with the knowledge now.
“This isn’t something I’d change. No. I get - got - immediately being autistic is central to who I am. To everything I’ve achieved/articulated,” Miller wrote.
He also thanked people who, over the years, “gave me the extra bit of grace + space over the years, allowed me to move thru the world in a way that made sense to me whether or not it made sense to them.”
Miller has been speaking out about appearing on the series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and that he will be portraying authentic characters. He is openly gay and announced that he will no longer play straight characters.
“I’d like to tell — to watch — more stories where gay characters are informed by their struggles, but not defined,” he said, according to Entertainment Tonight.
“Not getting sacrificed so straight characters can enjoy some kind of epiphany. I don’t think that’s too much to ask,” he said, according to Entertainment Tonight. “It’s so important queer audiences — queer kids — see stories that don’t center suffering. See us empowered, in positions of authority. Moving through the world with purpose. Confidence. Dignity. It makes it easier to imagine those things are available to us in real life too.”
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