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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