Two days before the big night, We Need To Talk About Kevin actor Ezra Miller played the older Kevin who commits a violent act on his classmates in the school gymnasium.
While Ezra wasn’t nominated for much the awards season, he’s not shy in sticking up for the flick and the surprising snub Tilda Swinton received by the Academy after a successful award season.
“It’s a disappointment, but not necessarily a surprise. It seems like there’s more and more admiration in Oscar culture for clear emotional messages. If you look at the films nominated this year, they all carry very clear viewing experiences. An audience member watching Hugo knows exactly what to feel, and is most likely quite comfortable with what they’re feeling. We Need To Talk About Kevin was never that.
He added: “But it is still a disappointment to me, because having watched Tilda make that performance and then having seen it in the film, it was such a clear example of an entirely, indisputably worthy performance.”
It’s a film that struck him to be so powerful that he can no longer watch the film. Miller goes on to say of the film, “I was so scared of myself that when I finished watching it, I felt like I was going to vomit – which was always the goal as far as I was concerned. It had such a horrifying effect on me.”
Up next for Ezra for the 19 year-old actor is The Perks of Being A Wallflower, a film about an introverted freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors, starring Logan Lerman, Paul Rudd, and Mae Whitman.