Wonderland Mag issue on Ezra
Musician, activist, actor, band member of ‘Sons of an Illustrious Father’
We met making The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He might have scared the life out of you in We Need To Talk About Kevin’. He has one frost bitten toe from his escapades in the Arctic for Greenpeace.
"My life was altered by the trip to the Arctic in a number of ways. There are small things, like a bit of frostbite in the tips of my digits that ache a little when chilled or my redefinition of “cold” as a relative concept. But the real changes were in my perception of our relationship as a species to the planet. You see, a big part of my trip to the Arctic was concerned with trying to learn as much about our changing climate and the Arctic’s key role in this. I talked to Columbia scientists, environmental activists and indigenous residents of the Arctic Circle.
What I discovered is that the process by which humans are releasing carbon into the atmosphere and heating it (98% scientific consensus worldwide is now that climate change is, in fact, anthropogenic or man-made) is moving at an alarmingly speedy rate. The melting in the Northern Arctic offers us a troubling physical representation of this warming in that since the beginning of satellite records in 1979, somewhere around 3/4 of the originally visible sea ice is gone. The truth is that climate change is moving faster than any scientists predicted it would, and it now seems that we may have only a matter of decades to seriously mitigate our rates of fossil fuel combustion before we are on an irreversible road to an inhospitable planet, like all the other planets in our known universe, incapable of sustaining life.
In terms of small changes people can do to affect climate change… Well, all the things we’ve heard about how we as individuals can halt climate change (shop locally, travel with mass transport, recycle and compost our waste etc.) are all good and important things to do. However, at the end of the day, a large percentage of our carbon output is not personal, or even municipal. It is industrial. Corporations are responsible for the massive outputs of carbon as they are simultaneously responsible for the maintenance of a fossil fuel-reliant energy economy (for a reference of what I’m referring to, check out the documentary, “Who Killed the Electric Car?”). Corporations are doing this because their obligations are to their shareholders, and their responsibility to do everything they can to raise profits every quarter. The only way that they can make the change to cleaner energy is if government creates a taxation system where cleaner energy is more profitable. Now, how do we convince governments internationally to see the light? That’s where we come in. We need a global movement to rally public demand for this governmental action. Composting and recycling and shopping locally are critical as well, though, don’t get me wrong.
I play Leon Dupuis in Madame Bovary, the third failed romance of Madame Bovary. Leon is that boy who starts an affair with a married woman and then runs when, months and months into the affair, the woman talks about leaving her husband. Essentially he is a boy with a surplus of romantic vision, but some shortfall in terms of follow through.
Much, it seems, is timeless. Hearts keep falling in love and getting broken, that does not seem to change at all. I like period pieces. It’s a bit like building a time machine. I’m looking forward to traveling to other times. Hopefully I can visit the future soon, or perhaps the 70’s to improve my roller disco skills.
The first role of clothing in my life is to warm and comfort and cover my body. The magic of clothes these days is that, of course, by putting clothes on your body at all, you are already involving yourself in the artwork of fashion. Oscar Wilde said that it’s an “art form so ugly we have to change it every three months or so” and I strongly identify with that sentiment in my fashion choices. Often I think I am fleeing the ugliness of the innate vanity and the conformity of it, towards the beauty and absurdity of it. Lots of fake fur and bright color and pajamas.
What was my favourite Perks memory? I’m sure you could understand why this question is difficult to answer. We had so many magical and formative experiences but I think ultimately, it was talking to all the audience members, especially younger folks, who identified so strongly with the film and found watching it to be a positive life experience. There’s something that continues to be so rewarding and confirming about that.
We had so many magical and fun and mischievous times but I’d have to say that when I was having such a hard time and you took such good care of me and kept me healthy and let me rest in your better-smelling room. It often seems the harder times are even more critical in the formation of a friendship.”
Interview with Wonderland Magazine, Feb/March issue
Ezra Miller on his choice of fashion, via Wonderland Mag
Ezra Miller on the set of “Madame Bovary”
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Katie- u sent this on anon u contradicting psycho, i’m assuming ur referring 2 the thing about Jennifer Lawrence, now I’m not Mrs. Kling but i’m just gonna say u could present us w the most analytical thesis about y Jennifer is rad as hell and y nobody shouldn’t like her, really, but your arrogance is killing me and nobody’s opinions here would change.
"intellectually eviscerate" omg,
for christ’s sake omg
Features young Ezra Miller + Bobby Moynihan & Ellie Kemper