Ezra Miller Shares His Own #MeToo Story
When the #MeToo movement started a couple of years ago, dozens of women, especially those in Hollywood, started to come forward and began to speak about their experiences. Now Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller has shared his own story.
Miller, who plays Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts, told the Hollywood Reporter about his experience of sexual misconduct that happened a few years ago. A director and producer, whom Miller did not name, gave him wine, even though he was under the age of 21.
They gave me wine and I was underaged. They were like, ‘Hey, want to be in our movie about gay revolution?’ And I was like, ‘No, you guys are monsters.’
Miller said that he later realized that he did not have to put up with this kind of treatment to make it in the industry. When the #MeToo movement came around, he realized that he wasn’t the only one who wanted to speak out and stand up for what was right – there were other people who felt the same way.
It’s a great age of being like, ‘You know what? This is unacceptable,’ and it’s amazing for a lot of us to watch. ‘Cause, like, we all knew it was unacceptable when we survived it. That’s what Hollywood is. I thought we all knew we were sex workers.
Miller’s words seem to align with what a lot of stars have said about sexual assault in Hollywood. They felt that it was something that happened to everyone and that they simply had to endure it. Luckily, that mindset has changed considerably, and because people like Miller are sharing their stories, progress is being made.