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BWW Interviews: Treat Williams Talks Co-Star Matt Bomer & Making a Return to the Stage

January 24
9:09 2013

But now that we're back I'm much more - I've been talking to people and going back and forth in New York starting to think about what I want to do. And this is the first - the first play I will do is Lion in Winter. So I'm very excited about that.

Are there things you would still like to achieve in your career?

That's a very good question. You know, somebody asked me last year in an interview if I would ever retire. And I said, "You know, I would really like to retire eventually from working for money."

And I think that the goal is to really do those things that excite you and you're passionate about. And, you know, there's a period in time when your kids are in school and, you know, the bills need to be paid.

But I'd like to get to the point where - and I'm heading much more and more in that direction, where the work I do is the work I do because out of a great passion for it. And that's where it seems to be heading with this play in the summer.

BWW Interviews: Treat Williams Talks Co-Star Matt Bomer & Making a Return to the StageThe talented Matt Bomer portrays your son on USA's White Collar. How has that experience been?

Easy. I mean, I adore him. He has - he's a lot of fun on set. He takes the work very seriously and himself not so seriously.

He is honorable and humble and funny and a lot of the attributes that my son has. And I would be proud if he were my son. It's just one of those things where it was very, very easy. You know, I just adore him. I can't speak enough about him.

And whatever success he gets during the show and afterwards he deserves whole-heartedly. I don't know an actor who works as hard as Matt does.

You're one of the busiest and hardest-working actors around. What drives you at this point in your career?

Well, you know, I don't work as much as it seems. I mean, even if I'm on a bunch of stuff - like this year I'm on Hawaii Five-0 and I'm on Chicago Fire and I did four movies.

But as I get older the parts are less and less dense. I mean dense in terms of time. So I might do four days here and, six days there. And I get bored, you know.

And so I would assume I average about 15 days a month. Half of my time is off still even though it looks like I'm doing a lot. So most Americans work all year long and get two weeks' vacation. So I feel like I'm one of the lucky ones!

WHITE COLLAR airs Tuesdays at 10/9c. on USA Network.

Photo by: David Giesbrecht/USA Network



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Caryn Robbins Caryn Robbins is a daily theater contributor to BroadwayWorld, and Managing Editor of BWW's TV, Film and Music spin-off sites. Her original musical comedy DEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDENT (follow @DearStudent) has been staged in two NYC theater festivals and was performed as an Equity Staged Reading in New York City in 2015. This June DEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDENT won 'Best Ensemble Show' in Chicago's Premier Premieres Festival. Follow Caryn on Twitter @CarynRobbins
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