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Ezra Miller Wants to Emulate David Bowie

Ezra Miller Wants to Emulate David Bowie


The upcoming Flash star talks about his bad auditions and other facets of Hollywood life.

After sharing the screen with Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin, followed by an adaption of Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wall Flower -- in which he played Patrick alongside co-stars Emma Watson and Logan Lerman -- Ezra Miller is becoming a known name in Hollywood. He's currently in The Stanford Prison Experiment, which premiered at Sundance, and is also set to star in The Flash slated for 2018. But he didn't become the next face in a long list of superhero films without some of the typical missteps on his way up the Hollywood ladder.

Miller told The Hollywood Reporter that his most "pinch me" moment was when he was in a Central American village eating tilapia and Zack Snyder asked him to play The Flash. "That was definitely a moment that prompted me to question the fabric of my reality," he said.

Miller also discusses iconic performers outside the industry that he considers role models, such as Patti Smith and David Bowie.

"I think to young artists, Patti Smith symbolizes the possibility that a performer who swims into the mainstream might both maintain their integrity and remain alive. So she's one. David Bowie is another. Did you know he once performed an exorcism on his swimming pool? I'd like to emulate that!"

The actor also goes on to talk about his worst audition and how he empathizes with anyone else who's ever been to the "darker corners of this 'Hollywood' business." Oh and he spends time with his "family and my darling Erin."

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