Crushable Quotable: Ezra Miller Thinks Having ‘Gay Moments’ Is Totally Normal

We Need to Talk About Kevin star Ezra Miller is getting a lot of press for saying stuff like it is. For instance, when talking about how he got busted for marijuana, he said, “My parents had been gritting their teeth for that phone call for a long, long time.” He brings that same frankness to a recent interview with Next magazine (via ONTD), where he candidly admits to having had some same-sex encounters growing up.

What’s more shocking is not the experiences he alludes to, but how normal he thinks they are:

I’ve had many, you know, ‘happy ending sleepovers’ in my early youth. My period of exploration—I think that’s essential. Anyone who hasn’t had a gay moment is probably trying to avoid some confrontation with a reality in their life.

This shouldn’t be such a surprise when you consider how many queer roles Ezra has played: A chubby chaser in City Island and gay kids in Every Day and the upcoming The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In Perks, he plays Emma Watson‘s gay older brother Patrick, who has a secret boyfriend. “Patrick has a boyfriend that he keeps a secret,” Ezra explained, “because the guy’s closeted and ashamed. He’s the high school quarterback. One of those.”

It makes sense that Ezra would be so comfortable discussing his sexuality, as he had to do a pretty intense scene in Kevin. It’s only a fleeting moment, but a powerful one, when Eva (Tilda Swinton) walks in on Kevin masturbating and he just smirks at her and keeps going.

And what do you know, I found the scene (probably NSFW):

Yep, doesn’t get any easier to watch. Props to Ezra for taking on these uncomfortable roles.

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    • Chelsea

      I disagree. Just like there are crazy people out there who believe that being gay is a choice, I don’t think everyone is or has to have had a gay moment to know who they are sexually.

    • Megs

      Goddamn, he is hot.

    • Emily

      “What’s more shocking is not the experiences he alludes to, but how normal he thinks they are…”lines like that will lose you readership. just saying. it reads like you’re shocked when someone openly expresses his comfort with being queer, which incidentally is what I like the most about Ezra Miller.

    • Ava

      “shocking” how normal he thinks they are? hahah OMG. He’s comfortable with his sexuality, everyone should be. There is nothing wrong with exploring it, and there is nothing wrong with not exploring it if you don’t feel the need to. Being queer, gay, bi, asexual, straight, or anything else is natural. And sometimes you question your sexuality and need to figure it out yourself, so how else do you do it? So yes, those encounters ARE normal and it’s not shocking.