Contrary to his co-stars Eddie Redmayne and Jude LawEzra Miller was not in London at the beginning of last week. The 29-year-old actor was in Hawaii, away from the hubbub raised in the English capital by the avant premiere of Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets. According to reports, the studio did not plan for the interpreter to attend the event despite the fact that the third film in the franchise includes his character, the magician Credence Barebone.
But in that premiere, the news that exploded on Monday, March 28, must have reverberated anyway: Miller was arrested by the Hilo police, in the only island state in the US, after being charged with crimes of disorderly conduct and harassment. The local authorities detailed that while he was in a bar the actor became upset and began to shout expletives at the attendees when they began to sing. “He took the microphone from a 23-year-old woman singing karaoke and then lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts,” the publication noted.
At that time he was released after paying a $500 bail, but the next day the scandal escalated after a couple filed a temporary restraining order against the interpreter. The action specified that, after his arrest on Monday, the interpreter came to his room and made a threat directly to him. “I will bury you and your fucking wife,” the police report stated. Additionally, Miller was alleged to have stolen the man’s wallet and the woman’s passport.
The actor is part of the world of cinema since the premiere of the independent film after school (2008), by Antonio Campos, and consolidated as a promise in the industry thanks to titles such as We need to talk about Kevin (2011) and The advantages of being invisible (2012). That fame led him to be confirmed in 2014 as Flash in the DC Comics movies and a year later to join the cast of the first part of the saga. fantastic animalstwo Warner Bros. franchises that have demanded most of his time over the last five years.
Now the same study would have made a categorical decision in response to Miller’s turbulent present. On Wednesday the 30th, two days after being arrested, an emergency meeting was held between the top managers of the firm to discuss his case. According to Rolling Stone magazine, the consensus of that board would have been to pause all projects that have the interpreter at the head.
In a previous change –and which, in light of the latest events, you should be grateful for–, the company had already announced that it would move the premiere of the film from November of this year to June 2023. The flashthe first solo film of the actor in the skin of the superhero. This postponement gives the firm a little more air to create a strategy that tackles the crisis of its protagonist. But, in the short term, future appearances of him as the character in new projects would be suspended.
Meanwhile, in the filming of the blockbuster in question, directed by Argentine filmmaker Andy Muschietti, his performance would not have been optimal either. Miller would have had “frequent crises” during filming in 2021 and would have been seen “lost”, according to an anonymous person quoted by Rolling Stone. “Ezra would have a thought in (his) head of him and say, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing,'” said the source, who would also have stressed that there were no “screams or violent outbursts” in that back room.
In any case, the study was already aware of the complex behavior of its star. In April 2020, a video circulated on the internet showing how the interpreter is suffocating a woman in a bar in Iceland. The situation ended with his expulsion from the place, and he only did not continue climbing because a formal complaint was not filed against him. Until now, the actor has not publicly referred to that episode.
And this year had already caused confusion. Without any context, last January, Miller shared a video on his social networks in which he alluded to a group of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolinaassuring its members that if they don’t kill themselves, “we’ll do it for you if that’s what you want.” Below, in the description of the video, she wrote: “Although I recognize myself as a clown, trust me and take this seriously.”
A well-known defender of the use of weapons (“people need to protect themselves,” he has said), the interpreter has also spoken as a member of the LGBTQIA community with the self-assurance that characterizes him. “We do not fight for equality. None of these conflicts against systems of oppression are struggles for equality. They are struggles for the accurate consideration of supremacy. We are better at sex than all of you. We are better at art. We are better at war, “he explained to the British edition of GQ magazine, who considers himself non-binary and in his language uses the pronouns” they / them “.
“People don’t understand me”, he launched to that same medium in 2020. “I don’t intend for them to do it, yes? I want a certain amount of confusion and I feel comfortable sharing that. I have plans that not a soul, not even in my closest spheres, knows about.”