Ezra Miller is the subject of a new Vanity fair exposé, which examines the “dark spiral” of the 29-year-old actor in recent years. More than a dozen people were interviewed for the lengthy report, some of whom claim that Miller suffers from messiah delusions.
Miller’s erratic behavior first came to public attention while they were in Iceland in 2020. The lightning star, whose pronouns are they/them, choked two strangers in an incident that went viral after it was caught on film. An insider who was with Miller at the time said Vanity fair:”[They’d] talk about the metaverse and medicine and how he’s the messiah and what [their] the job is here. They say their spiritual practice is to be among people — which means partying. So when in Iceland, [they were] out non-stop. [Their] favorite were the raves, where [they’d] go on benders for two or three days at a time.’
Miller has been accused of cult behavior and grooming of young women. Activist Tokata Iron Eyes is among those who have been traveling with Miller in recent months. Tokata’s parents went public and accused the actor of brainwashing and assaulting their daughter. (Tokata has denied this in interviews.) Tokata’s mother, Jumping Eagle, said she has heard about Miller’s alleged Messiah complex.
“They say he’s some kind of messiah and will lead an indigenous revolution,” Jumping Eagle said Vanity fair. Miller is not Native American, but has often spoken out against people who appropriate the culture.
“[Miller] confesses that [they walk] through this world with native humility and spiritual consciousness,” claimed a “well-informed native”. [they don’t] not at all. Because [they don’t] Care.”
Multiple sources claimed to the magazine that Miller was verbally and emotionally abusive, referring to themselves as both Jesus and the devil. According to an insider, the actor invoked the superhero they play “claiming that Flash is the one who brings the multiverses together like Jesus.”
Another curious anecdote buried in the investigative report involves Susan Sarandon. As they describe Miller’s Vermont farm, where weeds, guns, and Flash figurines run rampant, there’s one altar they like to use.
“Many times [Miller] makes women put their cellphones on the altar when they walk in, and other offers,” a longtime friend claims to the magazine. “Ezra freaked out recently… demanding that Susan Sarandon come pay tribute to [their] altar because he did not invite Ezra to dinner.’
A representative for Miller responded Vanity fair that Sarandon and the actor “are dear friends” and that Miller “would probably call it [anecdote] utter bullshit if asked.” (A rep for Sarandon did not respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.)
Miller’s ex-fiancee, Erin, joined the story and said that Miller “wasn’t violent or physically abusive toward anyone” when they were together. The couple dated in 2016.
“For years [they] convinced me and all our friends that I was abusive… But looking back, I would have cried [their] disrespect and [they] he wouldn’t take responsibility and just call me abusive because of my reaction. I could have handled it better. I didn’t know the term gaslight back then. I was emotionally damaged for years,” Erin said. She added that Miller broke up with her after a spiritual advisor told them she was a parasite.
“I can justify [them] all day, but I don’t want anymore,” he added. “Illusions of grandeur must be cleared up. I will always love Ezra, and I don’t want to [them] to continue on this dark road.”
Last month, following Miller’s most recent arrest, the actor announced that they had begun “ongoing treatment” for “complex mental health issues.” According to the magazine, treatment simply involves treatment.
“They take their therapy and treatment very seriously,” Miller’s spokesman said.
The move was a last-ditch effort to save next year’s blockbuster The lightning, which will be Miller’s biggest film to date. Warner Bros. is moving forward with the set despite mounting negative press for its star.
“The idea that The Flash was in danger was a wake-up call,” Miller’s rep added.
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