DC fans are eagerly awaiting the release of their upcoming superhero movie, The Flash, in which Ezra Miller plays the lead role of Barry Allen. However, Ezra’s personal life has been marred by a series of controversies, including charges of felony burglary and allegations of brainwashing and grooming. In this article, we explore the troubled career of Ezra Miller and how it has affected their role in The Flash.
The Rise and Fall
Ezra Miller first gained recognition for their roles in indie movies such as We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. They were cast as Barry Allen in 2014 and quickly became a fan favorite. However, their career took a turn for the worse in the 2020s, when they were involved in a series of erratic and violent incidents.
In 2020, during the production of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Ezra reportedly took up residence at an Airbnb in Iceland with a group of “artists, expats, and spiritual confidants.” An anonymous woman described the house as a “commune,” where everyone was hypnotized. Later that year, Ezra was involved in a violent incident at a bar in Reykjavik, where they choked and threw a woman to the ground.
In March 2022, Ezra was arrested in Hawai’i and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment following a physical confrontation with patrons at a karaoke bar. A few weeks later, they were taken into custody again for throwing a chair at a private party.
In June 2022, the parents of an 18-year-old activist accused Ezra of grooming their child. Court documents alleged that Ezra had been involved with the child since they were 12. The accusations were denied by the child, who described Ezra as their “comrade” and a source of “loving support and invaluable protection.”
In August 2022, Ezra was charged with felony burglary in Vermont. They later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor unlawful trespass charges for an incident at a neighbor’s home.
Despite the controversies, DC has stood by Ezra and maintained their support for them. In an interview on The Discourse podcast in May 2023, The Flash director Andy Muschietti praised Ezra’s performance and said that no one else could play the character as well as they did. He described the character as “made for them.”
DC co-chairperson and CEO Peter Safran also expressed support for Ezra, saying that they were “completely committed to their recovery.” He added that DC was “fully supportive” of their journey.
Ezra Miller’s career has been marked by a series of controversies that have overshadowed their talent as an actor. Despite this, DC has continued to support them and has praised their performance in The Flash. It remains to be seen how these controversies will affect their future career prospects, but for now, they are set to take on the role of Barry Allen in one of DC’s most anticipated movies.