Ezra Miller presents a $20 million issue for Warner Bros. This is the budget for it The Lightning, In it, Miller plays a spandex-clad superhero. Scheduled for release next summer, it’s DC Comics’ big hit against Disney’s world-conquering Marvel films, such as The Avengers series and Spiderman. There’s just one problem, her leading man was embroiled in a series of controversies while harboring a woman and her children on a Vermont farm Reports have said guns lying around to two recent arrests in Hawaii.
The first took place on March 27 at a bar when Miller snatched a microphone from a woman singing karaoke, police say. Police got involved when an enraged Miller shouted profanities and allegedly lunged at a man playing darts. The second came a month later, when Miller was ordered to leave a gathering and threw a chair, hitting a woman and leaving her with a half-inch wound on her forehead, police said. A couple later in the night filed a restraining order against the actor after Miller allegedly barged into their bedroom and threatened to “bury” them. In just three weeks, Miller was the subject of 10 police calls in the sleepy town of Hilo, Hawaii.
Not long ago, Miller was the darling of indie cinema thanks to roles in After school and We need to talk about Kevin before becoming a superstar in the JK Rowling-penned franchise Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as in the DC Universe. They have also been positioned as champions of the LGBT+ community, coming out as queer in 2012 and non-binary in 2018, stating, “I don’t identify as a man, I don’t identify as a woman. I hardly identify as a person.” The Lightning was poised to make Miller the first queer actor to direct a superhero film, but all of that is now in jeopardy. Corresponding meeting, Warner Bros has been trying to get “help” for Miller, but as of this writing it seems unlikely they will be retained for future projects. After all, this is the same studio that dumped Johnny Depp after his unsuccessful lawsuit in the UK The sun.
Ezra Miller was born in 1992 to a wealthy family in New Jersey; Miller’s father was a successful publisher and her mother a dancer. To overcome a childhood stutter, Miller began singing operas and debuted in the New York premiere of Philip Glass white raven at Lincoln Center in 2001. However, Miller also faced homophobic bullying in high school. “I tried kissing boys at school,” Miller said out in 2012. “I went from a stutterer to a totally gay little opera singer to a really confused queer youth.”
Miller dropped out of high school at age 16, not because of bullying, but because of Beethoven. The actor told New York Magazine that the composer came to them in a dream: “He cried and said: ‘The four symphonies I wrote are not good. They’re just not enough.’ And I thought, ‘You write five more! Keep going!’ And I woke up in a cold sweat and I was like, ‘I have to drop out of school.'”
It wasn’t a total leap of faith. Miller has appeared in a number of TV shorts and made her big screen debut in 2008 in Antonio Campos’ dark directorial debut After school. It fitted seamlessly into his role euphoria the first film by creator Sam Levinson, Another happy day in 2011, in which Miller played Ellen Barkin’s arrogant teenage son. Miller was late to meet Levinson while he was casting the film and requested to be seated outside so he could smoke. “I was like, ‘What a bastard! He’s perfect for this movie!’” said the director.
Miller found her niche as an unconventional, talkative teenager and received rave reviews for her performance in the 2011 title role We need to talk about Kevin based on Lionel Shriver’s novel about a child who wants to destroy his mother. Next, they landed a spot in the popular adaptation of The perks of Being a Wallflower alongside Emma Watson. At this point, Miller found himself in the news for all the wrong reasons. While filming…perksThe actor was arrested by police after being pulled over for a broken taillight, where he was found, in Miller’s own words, under a “blanket” of weeds.
Mainstream fame came in 2016 when Miller landed the roles of Credence Fantastic Beasts… and The Flash in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Then strange videos of the actor surfaced. One day Miller gave an emotional, slightly manic rendition of Rihanna’s “Work” on a piano in the hotel lobby, the next an indecipherable red carpet interview while dressed as Mario Kart’s Toadette. At a 2017 Comic-Con event, they spontaneously kissed a fan on the mouth after the fan asked if they could smell alcohol on Miller’s breath.
It was confusing but not overly worrying. That was until 2020, when a video surfaced on Twitter that appeared to show Miller choking a woman in a Reykjavik bar. “I think it’s just fun and games — but it wasn’t,” the woman, who remained anonymous, said recently diversity after two years of silence. No charges were ever brought against the actor. Miller has never publicly commented on the incident.
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Then, earlier this year, Miller took to social media for what they dubbed the Ku Klux Klan’s “Beulaville Chapter” in North Carolina, urging them to “kill themselves.” The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization that monitors hate groups, said it was not aware of Klan activity in the area. Then came the Hawaii incidents.
Other allegations have since been leveled against Miller, the most serious of which come from the parents of an 18-year-old from North Dakota. They accuse Miller of nurturing and “mentally manipulating, physically intimidating, and endangering the safety and well-being” of their child, Tokata Iron Eyes, dating back to when Iron Eyes was 12 years old. In an interview with The Independent, Her father, Chase Iron Eyes, said, “Our lives have been turned upside down,” and claimed Miller fed the teen alcohol, marijuana, and LSD during their friendship. “When we picked up Tokata from Ezra’s farm, we weren’t sure if she would ever be able to function psychologically, mentally, or intellectually at the level she had shown before she came into Ezra’s clutches,” he said . A court is since “unable to locate” Miller to serve them a protection order against Tokata. The actor’s Instagram account has also been deactivated. The Independent has approached the court to inquire whether it could serve the actor in the meantime. However, Iron Eyes has denied the allegations against Miller, saying: “This is my life. Those are my choices and I am disappointed in every way by my parents and the press.”
Since then, another mother and her 12-year-old child have entered restraining order to prevent harassment against Miller after alleging that the actor threatened her family at her neighbor’s house and behaved inappropriately towards the child.
In a report dated June 30 in diversity, a German woman also claimed Miller molested her after refusing to leave her Berlin apartment in February 2022. She claims Miller got angry after telling them not to smoke in their home; The actor was only convinced to leave after she called the police. A week earlier (June 23) a report Rolling Stone claimed that Miller’s Vermont farm, where he was home to another mother and her three children, had “guns and bullets lying around.” A source recalled an incident when one of the children – aged one – allegedly put a stray bullet in her mouth.
A source close to Miller recounted diversity that the star hopes to eventually address the allegations against her, but they’ve “decided to focus privately on her health and healing first.” They will next star as a young Salvador Dali in Mary Harron’s biopic Dalíland. The film is currently in post-production, but who knows what will become of Miller’s role if more allegations surface. Kevin Spacey showed that actors can be recast and scenes can be reshot. Some DC fans have already urged the studio to replace Miller with Grant Gustin, who plays The Flash on the companion CW show. “There is no profit for Warner Bros,” said a source at the studio meeting lately. For Miller, too, there was no turning back from such a long list of indiscretions.
The Independent has reached out to representatives of Ezra Miller for comment.
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