Los Angeles: Actor-director Mark Ruffalo has backed Matt Bomer for casting him in the role of transgender in his upcoming film "Anything" and said he has poured his heart and soul into the part.
Ruffalo, 48, who is an executive producer on the film, addressed the backlash over the "White Collar" star's involvement in the film on Twitter.
"To the Trans community. I hear you. It's wrenching to see you in this pain. I am glad we are having this conversation. It's time," he tweeted.
In another post he wrote, "In all honesty I suggested Matt for the role after the profound experience I had with him while making The Normal Heart."
Ruffalo's comments came after members of the LGBT community lashed out about the casting of Bomer, saying that a real trans woman should have been cast in the film, reported People magazine.
When some called for the 38-year-old star's role to be recast, Ruffalo responded that the film had already finished its shooting.
"The movie is already shot and Matt poured his heard and soul into this part. Please have a little compassion. We are all learning," he tweeted.