Whenever Ezra Miller makes headlines, he tends to surprise some people. The young actor started with roles in films like Family Confusions and We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Then, he attracted even more attention as a teenager misfit in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being Invisible. Acting alongside Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, Miller became a beloved actor for the audience with his good performance and unconventional look.
Miller made headlines in 2018 for identifying himself as gay and non-binary, as well as detailing his life on his “big farm in Vermont”, surrounded by his group of “polyamorous” friends, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Miller made the transition to highly successful films. He starred as Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and its sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
The star also portrayed Flash in DC films like Batman v Superman: The Origin of Justice and Justice League. With zero social media presence, Miller is a mysterious and sometimes controversial person, with few jobs in big-budget films.
When asked about his relationship on the set with Johnny Depp, who co-starred in the second Fantastic Beasts movie, the actor surprisingly found himself in the headlines again. Here’s what Ezra Miller really thought about working with Depp.
In a 2018 interview with Playboy, Ezra Miller explained that he and his fellow cast members in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald were not invited to comment on Depp’s addition to the cast. Johnny Depp’s role as a leading character, Grindelwald, has faced negative reactions for months.
The reason? According to Business Insider, fans were upset by ex-wife Amber Heard’s allegations of domestic abuse.
Depp has since denied Heard’s claims, as the New York Times has pointed out.
In Miller’s interview with Playboy, he talked about the decision to cast the actor, saying, “No, none of us were consulted. None of us knew. ”
Miller added: “I do my job and do the best I can. I would say that literally all aspects of my reality, including many things that I don’t support, are fine for me. It’s amazing how far the range of good things can go. ”
In other words, it seems that as long as Johnny Depp does not cause any problems on the set, everything is fine for Ezra Miller, although he has indicated that he does not like the actor.
That said, Miller had his own controversies. According to Variety, in April 2020, Miller shocked the public by appearing to smother a fan in a video recorded in a bar in Iceland.
The security team escorted the actor out of the facility after the incident. After the video went viral, a person prepared a petition on Change.Org, asking Warner Bros. to remove Miller from “all current projects”, including the Flash movie and the third chapter of Fantastic Beasts.
Interestingly, both Ezra Miller and Johnny Depp remain confirmed for the cast of Fantastic Beasts 3. The premiere is scheduled for November 12, 2021.