Thursday, January 04, 2007

More Modeling for Wentworth Miller?

A local fashion brand is reportedly eyeing Wentworth Miller, an American actor who fast became the heartthrob of young Korean audiences with his performance in "Prison Break," the smash-hit TV series out of the United States.

Popular casual fashion retailer, Bean Pole Jeans, told the Korea Herald that it is trying to hire the young actor as the brand's next model but the plan is still under consideration.

"He is one of the candidates. We, (Miller's agency and Bean Pole Jeans) have just exchanged emails so far," said an official of the company.

Although the company hesitated to comment in detail on how far negotiations had progressed, their signing of famous movie actress Gwyneth Paltrow to its list of models last year along with Daniel Henney, one of the hottest Korean-American actors, makes the possibility appear likely Bean Pole will close a deal with the "Prison Break" star.

Miller, 34, has recently gained popularity among young Korean audiences who feel more open to foreign culture and who have free access to the internet to fulfill their soaring curiosity of the celebrity and his personal life.

"I loved to watch the TV drama and the character played by Miller. He really did well representing the character who tries to save his family and friends by risking his own life. Although I am waiting for the next episodes of the TV drama, I feel very interested in getting to know the person even through collecting information on the internet," an internet user said.

Miller plays Michael Scofield in the Fox Network's television series "Prison Break" which has become an international hit. The English-born American actor fascinated both domestic and international audiences with his role, a fine-spirited engineering genius who attempts to break out of prison with his brother, who is sentenced a death penalty. His brother, Lincoln Burrows, is played by Australian actor Dominic Purcell.

Miller appeared in "The Human Stain (2003)" playing the younger version of Anthony Hopkins' character.

Miller received a 2005 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. The first season of the show aired last year through Catch One, a local cable TV channel. Fox has not yet confirmed the release date for the much anticipated "Prison Break 2."

Oh PLEASE let him say yes. I haven't even been to The Gap yet to see his new ad and already there's talk of him modeling jeans? He looks hot in jeans and we may get some GBS in those ads. Mmmmm, wouldn't THAT be lovely? G....B....S...I don't care what you're selling: With Wentworth Miller as your model, you can't go wrong.