Prison Break hero Wentworth Miller has announced his autism diagnosis on Instagram.
Next to a blank white square, the Michael Scofield star wrote earlier this week: “Like everyone, life in quarantine took things from me. But in the quiet/isolation, I found unexpected gifts. This fall marks 1 year since I received my informal autism diagnosis. Preceded by a self-diagnosis. Followed by a formal diagnosis. It was a long, flawed process in need of updating”.
Miller went on to suggest this news ultimately shocked him, but it wasn’t “a surprise”.
“Right now my work looks like evolving my understanding. Re-examining 5 decades of lived experience [through] a new lens. That will take time. Meanwhile, I don’t want to run the risk of suddenly being a loud, ill-informed voice in the room. The #autistic community (this I do know) has historically been talked over. Spoken for. I don’t wish to do additional harm. Only to raise my hand, say, “I am here. Have been (w/o realizing it)”, - wrote Miller.
He closed off his message thanking “the many (many) people who consciously or unconsciously gave me that 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”.