Ezra Miller had a knife held to his throat as a queer student
Ezra Miller has spoken out about the frightening abuse he suffered at school.
The 26-year-old Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star, who came out as queer in 2012, said that privileged students at his “failing private school” would attack him.
“People whose parents gave money to the school had carte blanche,” he told The Sunday Times, before finishing the thought by adding: “To put a knife against my throat.”
“And be fine, because their grandfather gave money,” continued Miller, who left school at 16.
“There were moments in my life where I felt ostracised from my contemporaries or my peers.”
— Ezra Miller
He added that his “best friend for the first two weeks was a person of colour on financial support who got slightly bad grades, so was kicked out.”
In 2016, Miller revealed that he was bullied by others when he was younger, saying: “There were moments in my life where I felt ostracised from my contemporaries or my peers.
“Those times were very painful, but also very formative because they prompt us to step outside of society and to look at the world with fresh eyes, which is why I think so many of our great minds have been ostracised folks and disenfranchised people.”
Ezra Miller reveals his true self
The US actor, who reprises his role as Credence Barebone in the second Fantastic Beasts film, has repeatedly talked about his identity and his past in interviews around the release of the blockbuster.
The star said last month that he doesn’t see himself as a man or a woman, before clarifying in a different interview that he opposes labels, saying that they exist because people would rather constrain each other than deal with human complexity.
He added it was “fascinating that we all naturally see to limit each other for the ease of our own minds,” condemning this inclination to reduce people “to the lowest common denominator.”
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