Ezra Miller has spoken out about his own #MeToo story, which happened when he was underage.
The Fantastic Beasts actor revealed the occurrence for the first time in a new interview, in which he suggested “powerful men” should submit to women and “feminine power” because “they’re fucking up the world.”
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the star said he had an uncomfortable experience with a director and a producer. “They gave me wine and I was underage,” he said. “They were like, ‘Hey, want to be in our movie?’ And I was like, ‘No, you guys are monsters.'”
He added that he was pleased with the current climate of people being called out for their behaviour. “It’s a great fucking age of being like, ‘You know what? That shit’s unacceptable,’ And it’s amazing for a lot of us to watch. ‘Cos, like, we all knew it was unacceptable when we fucking survived it. That’s what Hollywood is. I thought we all knew we were sex workers.”
Last year, Miller revealed he was advised against coming out in a 2012 interview by people both inside and out of the film industry. “I was told, when I gave that interview [that] I’d made a mistake,” he said.
“They said there’s a reason so many gay, queer, gender-fluid people in Hollywood conceal their sexual identity or their gender identity in their public image. I was told I had done a ‘silly’ thing in… thwarting my own potential to be a leading man.”
The actor will reprise his role of Credence Barebone in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes Of Grindelwald. The movie will be released on November 16.