Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ezra Miller on Identifying as Queer and Being a Child Prodigy

i-D just published an interview in their 35th anniversary special issue with actor Ezra Miller in which he discusses his rise from child prodigy and former opera singer to cultural icon and why he chooses to identify as queer.

Ezra Miller has roles in three films out this summer, (Madame Bovary, Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, and The Stanford Prison Experiment), gigs with his band Sons of an Illustrious Father, and a just-announced superhero franchise as The Flash.  
Highlights from i-D's interview with Miller include: 

*On coming out as queer to the public, Miller says: "When I identify as queer, it simply means that I don't wish to conform to the binary system when it comes to who and how we love. I'm glad to have identified as queer, first of all because it's true, and because I think ultimately, when we are creating the identity that we present to the world, if it can be close to the identity we actually maintain in our personal lives, [it] will probably end up being more comfortable and sustainable.

*On how he wants to be remembered, Miller answers: "I want to be a kind human being. It's some hippie shit, but I think the way forward has to be compassionate. Whatever we're gonna do as a fucking species, it should be loving."