Ezra Miller is who he is. And he's a "queer." (His words, not ours.)
The 19-year-old breakout star from last year's "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and co-star of the upcoming "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," didn't hold anything back during his interview for the September issue of Out magazine.
"I'm queer," he declares. "I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders."
He also reveals that he was never one of the popular kids in school. "I was trying to kiss boys in school." He finally got his best friend to fool around with him — and then the boy turned on him. "He had some macho realization that led him to believe that I was the problem. So I went from having a stutter to being a totally gay little opera singer to being, like, a really confused queer adolescent."
Even now, he doesn't pretend to have it all figured out: "I am very much in love with no one in particular."
For the time being, however, he seems fine with his lack of a serious, monogamous relationship. "I've been trying to figure out relationships, you know? I don't know if it's responsible for kids my age to be so aggressively pursuing monogamous binds, because I don't think we're ready for them. The romanticism within our culture dictates that that's what you're supposed to be looking for. Then [when] we find what we think is love — even if it is love — we do not yet have the tools. I do feel that it's possible to be at this age unintentionally hurtful, just by being irresponsible — which is fine. I'm super down with being irresponsible. I'm just trying to make sure my lack of responsibility no longer hurts people. That's where I'm at in the boyfriend/girlfriend/zefriend type of question."
Well, Ezra, we're not so sure dating ever gets any easier, but we admire you just putting it all out there. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" slides into theaters Sept. 21.