Ezra Miller Of ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ Confronts Gay Bashers
The Perks of Being a Wallflower star Ezra Miller has “conquered Toronto”, or so he says on his last day in the city. Ezra Miller is promoting his new movie The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, an adaptation of the cultish novel of high-school highs and lows, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky.
According to The Guardian, The Perks of Being a Wallflower galvanized an audience of tired movie critics in Toronto due to the tack-sharp writing and Miller’s performance as Patrick, king of the outsiders. While Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, hang around somewhere behind him, Miller’s Patrick is alive with rattling charisma, but also somehow just a kid.
Ezra Miller replied to the mention of an instance of gay bashing and violence:
“Yeah. Definitely a couple times. One time I was at a show in New York City for a hardcore band. I was wearing a velvet green jacket, and I was doing sort of a swing step, kind of Lindy-hopping in the mosh pit. Then I walked out of the mosh pit, and I was standing in the back of the crowd, someone tapped me on the shoulder, and all I heard was the word, ‘F***ot.’ I got punched in the eye. The face is designed to protect the eyeball but this dude managed to punch at a particular angle. I had a bunch of tears in my retina. It was very confusing. All of a sudden, my eye was bleeding, I couldn’t see where the guy had gone, and I never really knew who it was.”
Ezra Miller commented on a second time that didn’t turn out as violent:
“I wore this faux fur leopard print jacket for a while. I really liked it. I was in Hoboken, NJ, where my parents live. There was a Giants game going on so bros were about, and on the prowl. A guy grabbed me by the jacket and was like, ‘What the f*** is with this jacket?’ And I was like, ‘It’s a jacket that I’m wearing.’ And he’s like, ‘Who are these f***in’ people you’re with?’ And I was like, ‘That’s my mother. And we’re just going to get some dinner. Would you please let go of me?’ He went, ‘What?! My mother!? My mother?!’ He sort of let go of me, and I was like, ‘Look man, you’re confused, and I’m sorry, I’m leaving.’”
Ezra Miller handled the haters rather well, proving that yes, there are perks to “Being a Wallflower”.
— Alex Petrucelli (@AlexPetrucelli) February 9, 2013