Ezra Miller: Fantastic Beasts is ‘for 1,000 lost friends’

Photo of Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller at the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund 15th Anniversary Event

Ezra Miller has said that his storyline in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was created for the LGBT+ community and other embattled minorities.

Speaking to Attitude, the queer star said that his role as Credence Barebone in the Fantastic Beasts series told a “story for me and a thousand lost friends.”

Miller explained that the Fantastic Beasts films have created “metaphors in real, vital and—seemingly at least, a little intentional—ways for the LGBTIA community” in addition to numerous other communities who suffer prejudice.

Fantastic Beasts' Ezra Miller attends the 'Justice League' photocall

Fantastic Beasts’ Ezra Miller is proudly queer (Tim P. Whitby/Getty)

For him, this included people who were creative, sensitive or neurologically atypical, along with those “who live on the fringes, who are marginalised.”

Fantastic Beasts’ Ezra Miller: Show your true colours

The 26-year-old actor came out as queer in 2012 and revealed earlier this week that he has been repeatedly attacked “for being weird and gender ambiguous.”

Miller, who has said he doesn’t identify as a man or a woman—but is “fine” with using he/him pronouns—called on others to join him in letting their true selves shine through.

Ezra Miller attends the UK Premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts’ Ezra Miller called on the LGBT community to be proudly themselves (John Phillips/Getty)

In this vein, he said that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which comes out on Friday (November 16), was about how “factors in your environment are going to tell you [that] you’re wrong for being who you are, and that you should suppress your power to make it nicer for everyone else.”

“Your expression is unique, it wants to be seen, it wants to be heard.”

— Ezra Miller

But, he warned, if you make the choice to repress your own power, “the medicine comes calling. You put the magic in the darkness, and the dark magic will come to call.

“Your expression is unique, it wants to be seen, it wants to be heard.”

Fantastic Beasts’ Ezra Miller outspoken and proud

The star, who made his name in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has repeatedly hit the headlines in the build-up to the sequel coming out with wonderful statements about gender and sexuality.

He wore a majestic padded gown to the Fantastic Beasts world premiere in Paris last week, which some Twitter users said looked like a “human sex toy” or a Dalek from BBC show Doctor Who.

Ezra Miller walking into premiere in a black, shiny outfit

Ezra Miller attended the Fantastic Beasts Paris premiere in a stunning outfit (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)

But Miller put his stated principles into action, proudly donning his striking black gown, complete with hood and cape and burgundy lipstick.

For the UK premiere, the actor dressed as a swan and inked the deadly Harry Potter spell “Avada Kedavra” on his hands, posing for photos with spiky hair, glitter just below his eyes and several large rings on his hands.

Miller also said last week that as far as he could tell, Jesus was “queer,” adding that he’d “like to chill” with him.

Fantastic Beasts' Ezra Miller wearing a suit at the premiere of Justice League

Ezra Miller has promised great thing of Fantastic Beasts (Neilson Barnard/Getty)

“He seemed like a queer, radical, person of colour who was resisting an occupying empire,” said the star.

Alluding to anti-LGBT evangelicals, he added: “I don’t know how it’s gotten so twisted up, you know what I mean?”

The actor continued: “I identify with every single faith in the world and none because they’re all f**ked-up. Quote me!”