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Wentworth is one of 50 Hottest New Faces

In fact, he's number 1! In the new Inside TV magazine, there is an interview with Wentworth, a picture, and a poster. Also included in the 50 Hottest New Faces article is Dominic Purcell (number 18), Sarah Wayne Callies (number 21), and Robin Tunney (number 25). Inside TV devoted four pages to Wentworth and a portion of the cover. The others on the list only got a portion of a page. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I saw my issue.

Here is some of the article, which can be found at http://www.insidetv.com/tv/talkingwith/:

'I'm really just a dork!'

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller laughs off his sex symbol status

He's being called the sexiest new star on TV, but Wentworth Miller insists it's his character who's hot, not him.

"I'm neither sexy nor a star," Wentworth tells Inside TV. "I'm kind of a dork. I don't have much game. I'm not particularly comfortable in bars or clubs. I've gone to my share, but I much prefer being home playing Scrabble, having dinner with a couple of friends, going to see a movie, or losing a whole weekend to season 14 of Law & Order or The Simpsons."

He does concede that his alter ego is no nerd. "I think the character I play is potentially sexy," he admits in typical understatement. After all, it's Wentworth's muscular body, chiseled face, and mesmerizing blue eyes that have female fans flocking to Prison every week. The 33-year-old Princeton graduate plays Michael Scofield, an engineer who gets himself thrown into prison so he can break out his brother Lincoln, a death row inmate who was framed for murdering the Vice President's brother.

One thing Wentworth really likes about this role is that his race - his father is black and his mother is white - is not an issue.

"When I said yes to Prison Break, I didn't say yes as an actor who's of mixed race," says Wentworth, who has two younger sisters. "I said yes as an actor who was offered a part that excited me."

In recent episodes, Michael has been growing close to Dr. Sara Tancredi, the prison's attractive doctor (Sarah Wayne Callies). But don't expect much more than sexual tension in the near future, says Wentworth.

"I don't think you're going to see a scene where we're sweeping the cotton swabs off the table and getting down and dirty in the infirmary," he says, laughing.

Read more of Inside TV's interview with Wentworth in this week's issue of Inside TV! Find out:
• His celebrity crush (she's married!)
• What's in store for season two of Prison Break
• Wentworth's real love life