Boys will be boys.
Currently starring in the 50th anniversary Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking dramedy about a group of gay men in 1960s Manhattan, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells recently popped by Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.
Host Andy Cohen made them play “Who Gon Check Me, Qs?,” a game in which the heartthrobs must ask each other questions, moving their handsome faces closer together with each answer until they’re “uncomfortably close.” Sure, why not?
Bomer’s favorite movie? Sunset Boulevard. Rannells’ favorite musical? Into the Woods. But as the guys hold hands, the questions quickly get flirtier. Do they each think the other is pretty? Did they not shave today? When did they last brush their teeth?
“The thing is, you can’t be too close to Matt Bomer,” Rannells finally realizes. “Or Andrew Rannells,” Bomer replies.
After the inevitable smooch, Cohen suggests they both leave so he can play the game with Boys star and guest bartender Charlie Carver.
The actors also discuss being openly gay in Hollywood. “It wasn’t anything I’d ever really endeavored to hide,” Bomer says. “I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I’m so thankful that we live in a time where we’re able to do that and still thrive in our careers.”
“I had too many ex-boyfriends to ever try to be in the closet,” adds Rannells, who shamelessly admits he once had sex backstage while starring in Broadway’s Hairspray.
The Boys in the Band runs through August 12 at the Booth Theatre in New York.