Why did Bomer's kid ask him: When are you going to eat pancakes with me again?
US actor Matt Bomer transformed himself for HBO's The Normal Heart, losing upwards of 15 kg to play a closeted New York Times reporter who contracted AIDS in the early 1980s.
But there were a few people that he had to explain his extreme weight loss to. His three sons, who were conceived via surrogacy, with partner Simon Halls whom he married in 2012.
He told Vulture magazine: "We definitely prepared our kids really early on, before I even started losing weight".
"I spoke with a professional who told me how to relay it to them in language they could really understand, and they were great about it. Maybe it's a luxury of having all boys, who are like 'Yeah! Go!' You know, it's like they were my cheering squad."
Bomer, 36, then added: "And I remember, at one point I had lost 25 or 30 pounds (11-15 kilos) and I came home... and they were like, 'Oh, I thought you were going to be skinnier than that.' And I was like, 'Hey, I'm working here!' But they were really great about it, and understanding.
"I think that our oldest son, who tends to be a caretaker, said at one point, 'When are you going to get to eat pancakes with me again?' But that was about as difficult as it seemed to get for them."
Source: E! Online