Ezra Miller Makes Rare Public Appearance at ‘The Flash’ Premiere
Ezra Miller made a rare public appearance last night (June 12) at the Los Angeles premiere of The Flash. Following a string of legal troubles and admitted “complex mental health issues,” this was Miller’s first public appearance in nearly two years. The actor, 30, appeared along with co-stars like Ben Affleck at the event promoting the DC epic, which is out this Friday.
Ezra stepped out in a white suit jacket accented with metal lightning bolts, a cream-colored button-up with a frilled collar, black pants, and Doc Martens. Miller’s hair was mostly down, with braids and a topknot bun.
While making a speech on stage, Ezra thanked many folks involved with the film. Miller thanks the “dynamic duo,” DC co-chairs Peter Safran and James Gunn, for their “grace and discernment and care in the context of my life. And in bringing this moment actually into fruition.”
Ezra Miller thanks #TheFlash director Andy and Barbara’s Muschietti, the Warner Bros. brass and DC co-chairs Peter Safran and James Gunn for their “grace and discernment and care” and the cast pic.twitter.com/82vNFjioQ4— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) June 13, 2023
As we reported last August, the We Need To Talk About Kevin star first spoke publicly about their ongoing personal struggles, releasing a statement through their representative to Variety that said: “Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment.” The statement continued, “I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
Among Miller’s legal troubles and public allegations made against them were multiple arrests in Hawaii, grooming multiple girls, burglary, and being a cult leader. Despite the mounting allegations, Warner Bros. stood by the release of The Flash. Director Andy Muschietti also stood by his star, stating last May that he had no intention of replacing Miller in a possible sequel.
“I don’t think there’s anyone that can play that character as well as they did,” Muschietti said. “The other depictions of the character are great, but this particular vision of the character, they just excelled in doing it. And, as you said, the two Barrys—it feels like a character that was made for them.”