Ezra Miller, The Bad-Seed Star Of We Need To Talk About Kevin, On “Happy-Ending Sleepovers”

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.

Even his problem-child character in Kevin is somewhat sexually ambiguous.

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.

Photos: BBC Films

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  • Sed

    He is a babe but how long before he backtracks on those statements?

  • Mike1987

    @Sed: 3……..2………1……..

  • Dan

    same ole story… court the gays until you hit it mainstream in a big blockbuster, they deny, deny, deny.

  • Dan

    sorry that should be “then deny, deny, deny”

  • MEJ

    Where are all the gay actors the anti-gay bigots claim dominate film making?

  • Arek

    @Dan: If you’ve seen any of Ezra’s movies or even met him in person, you’d realize that he is simply not the “Blockbuster type.” Consider being less jaded and think about the facts before just making up accusations.

  • doui

    why are asian men always depicted as gay femmes??

  • Arek

    @doui: Huh? Ezra Miller is not Asian.

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