Lead actors of the ongoing queer mini-series ‘Fellow Travelers’ Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey get real and candid as they answer questions about their fellow cast members and the show.
Titled “Getting Cozy with Matt and Jonathan,” the two-and-a-half-minute clip released by Showtime had the two actors exchange a range of questions, from silly to serious, that explored their characters, their personalities, and their relationships with each other.
The questions include who would have the most fun in Fire Island, their favorite decade of their onscreen relationship, first impressions, cocktail of choice, and favorite scene to shoot (this one’s really interesting). Although a bit short, the clips reveal a lot about the social and political context as the romantic story of their characters, Hawk and Tim, unfolds.
‘Fellow Travelers’ is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon. It tells the story of Hawkins Fuller (played by Bomer) who for the longest time has avoided romance until he meets Tim Laughlin (to be played by Bailey). They fall in love and begin an affair just as Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn declare war on “subversives and sexual deviants.” Their story will span decades, from the Vietnam War protests to the hedonistic culture of the 1970s and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.