Without turning 30, the actor is armed because he says he feels persecuted by the Ku Klux Klan and has already been accused of trying to strangle a woman and for harassment. He acknowledges that he has mental health issues.
The Ezra Miller thing smells like a catastrophe on doors. The good news is that The flashthe feature film in which he stars and which should be released in the summer of 2023, still maintains its scheduled release date. The not so good is the aura of uncertainty that surrounds the future of the character that Warner Brothers and DC Films planned to exploit after her previous appearances in the superhero saga. The reason is none other than the 29-year-old actor’s personal problems, focused on getting help for the “complex mental health situation” he is going through. Last Monday he sent a statement apologizing for the string of controversial and tortuous chapters in recent months.
His history is in print. You have been accused of try to strangle a womanr, for inappropriately touching minors or getting into a fight at a karaoke bar in Hawaii. That happened in March of this year, accused of disorderly conduct and harassment after losing his temper at the premises. Weeks later he was arrested again, also on the islands of the American archipelago. Miller lost his temper during a meeting at a private residence and ended up throwing a chair into the air, hitting a 26-year-old woman in the head.
“Having recently been through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering from complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” the man who plays Barry Allen said in a statement. “I want to apologize to everyone I’ve alarmed and annoyed with my behavior in the past. I am committed to doing the work necessary to return to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
It is a decision, to seek professional help, that comes after months of silence and constant rumors about the future of The flashthe tape centered on the superhero that he began to interpret in 2016 with Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. There has even been talk of shelving the production of 200 million dollars which is still supposed to act as a bridge between the various parallel universes of the DC universe. The fear of bad press that could accompany the film, with Miller as the undisputed protagonist, is undeniable.
It’s not the only ballot Warner has to settle when it comes to the New Jersey actor. fantastic animalsthe other franchise in which he has been a participant from the beginning, has not only been splashed by the judicial soap opera of Johnny Depp but because of the erratic behavior of its young star. They are facing a ticking time bomb, say some in Hollywood.
The truth is that his mental health problems add one more component to a fascinating biography without having turned 30, at the antipodes of the conventional. With Miller it does apply that of the broken mold, of being unique, perceived in the industry by many as the representative of a new generation of stars that no one can fully decipher. His is a halo in constant mutationa young man who has been acting professionally since he was a teenager and who was put into opera singing by his mother when he was only 6 years old to correct a speech impediment. He went on to perform with the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Miller, the son of a dancer and the vice president of a publishing company, lives on a farm in Vermont, has helped give birth to several of his goats, identifies himself as queer -“neither as a man, nor as a woman, just as a human being”, he says-, is considered a god of fashion for his outfits and makeup, He has a punk band and has admitted to being in a polyamorous relationship with a handful of people, including his group members Lilah Arson and Josh Aubin (Sons of an Illustrious Father). They say that he also led a sect in an Airbnb in Iceland in 2020.
He has been traveling since the beginning of the year with a bulletproof vest and at least one firearm after assuring that members of the Ku Klux Klan and the FBI. Perhaps that is why he has amassed a sizeable arsenal on his Vermont farm. According to the magazine Rolling Stonehe has at least eight assault weapons, some lying in the middle of the room, along with a pile of teddy bears.
They also assure that he gave refuge to a woman he met in Hawaii, fleeing from her violent ex-husband, along with her three children, between one and three years old, and that the minors had access to guns and ammunition. One of them put a bullet in his mouth, Playing. On August 6, the Vermont police approached the farm looking to separate the children from her mother, but they were no longer there. The next day, Miller was charged with burglary for allegedly stealing alcohol bottles from a private residence not far from his home.
It is the quirky, dark face of an unusual phenomenon, a Hollywood oddball who shot to fame and glory, almost overnight, in less than eight years, and who now seems a train about to derail.
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