If the name Ezra Miller doesn’t ring a bell, it will soon: the 19-year-old actor is popping up all over. After roles in the films Afterschool and City Island, and on Showtime’s Californication, he’s now terrorizing Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Though barely over the age of consent, Miller has already tackled several gay roles: He appeared as the queer son of Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt in 2009’s Every Day and is set to get bent again in the movie adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
And as Lawrence Ferber writes in Next magazine, Miller’s homo explorations haven’t been just relegated to the big screen:
[Miller] even one-ups Tom Hardy’s famed acknowledgement of real-life, same-sex experience when asked.
“I’ve had many, you know, ‘happy-ending sleepovers’ in my early youth. My period of exploration. I think that’s essential. Anyone who hasn’t had a gay moment is probably trying to avoid some confrontation with a reality in their life.”
Next up, Miller appears in writer/director Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower as Emma Watson’s gay older brother, Patrick. “Patrick has a boyfriend that he keeps a secret,” he reveals, “because the guy’s closeted and ashamed. He’s the high school quarterback. One of those.”
Oh yes, one of those.
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