Ezra Miller Says He Had a #MeToo Experience While He Was Underage
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Ezra Miller is opening up about a traumatic past experience.
The 26-year-old actor is honored as part of The Hollywood Reporter's Next Gen issue, and inside the magazine, he reveals his own #MeToo moment.
While Miller didn't name the people involved, he did share that it was a situation involving a director and producer. "They gave me wine and I was underaged," he remembers. "They were like, 'Hey, want to be in our movie about gay revolution?' And I was like, 'No, you guys are monsters.'"
"It's a great f**kin' age of being like, 'You know what? That s**t's unacceptable,' And it's amazing for a lot of us to watch. 'Cause, like, we all knew it was unacceptable when we f**king survived it," he says, not sharing details of his specific experience. "That's what Hollywood is. I thought we all knew we were sex workers."
"Powerful men, they don't know how bad they want to submit to a woman, a feminine power, but they should. I advise they do it immediately because they're f**kin' up the world," Miller adds.
"I’m getting back to acting because it’s my first love and part of my identity. Hollywood is different now from when I semi-retired ten years ago," she said. "There’s a new awareness of how important it is for women to be paid well and represented in front of and behind the camera. The #MeToo movement, for all the heartache and trauma it has churned up, enlightened people. For L.A.’s Finest, I didn’t even think about what a man would be paid. I said, ‘This is what I’m worth.’ [Gabrielle Union] and I know our value, and we’re lucky to be comfortable enough that we could have walked away if we’d had to.”
See more on celebs' reaction to the #MeToo movement the video below.