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People in Hollywood told Ezra Miller coming out was a mistake, the actor and Justice League star has revealed in a new interview.
Miller, who identifies as queer, came out in 2012. He told Out: “I’m queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular.”
But now, he’s shared with the Shortlist that he had to deal with people in Hollywood not being so pleased with his decision to reveal his truth to the world.
“I don’t feel pressure. Pressure would only come from a dam, or a block. And when I came out I took the block away, removed the dam. I’ve undammed my identity in the world. I was told, when I gave that interview…” he tells them. “This is an interesting thing to talk about. I was told by a lot of people I’d made a mistake.”
“I won’t specify [who],” he clarifies, “[But] I was told by a lot of people I’d made a mistake.”
Miller adds: “Folks in the industry, folks outside of the industry. People I’ve never spoken to. They said there’s a reason so many gay, queer, gender-fluid people in Hollywood conceal their sexual identity, or their gender identity in their public image.”
“I was told I had done a ‘silly’ thing in… thwarting my own potential to be a leading man.”
These conversations confused Miller at first, who thought he may have actually done something wrong in revealing his true identity to the world.
“‘You’ve made a mistake’ is such a hard thing to hear. Maybe if I’d actually made a serious mistake?”
Thankfully, he snapped out of it.
“But not for this. I didn’t think I’d done anything wrong, though there have been moments of doubt as a result of those conversations. But… what they said was, in fact, ‘rubbish’, as you might say. We are the ones. It’s up to us to manifest the world we want to exist in. But we’re ready. Humans are ready.”