Ezra Miller

American Actor Ezra Miller was warned that he would ruin his career should he come out as gay in Hollywood.

25-year-old Miller, best known for playing the Flash in the 2016 film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, came out as gay in an interview with Out Magazine in 2012.

Speaking with Shortlist the New Jersey-born Actor revealed that people around him were concerned that his acting career would be put at risk from his honesty.

“I was told when I gave that interview…This is an interesting thing to talk about. I was told by a lot of people I’d made a mistake.”

“Folks in the industry, folks outside the industry. People I’ve never spoken to. They said there’s a reason so many gay, queer, gender-fluid people in Hollywood conceal their sexual identity or their gender identity in their public image.”

“I was told I had done a ‘silly’ thing in…thwarting my own potential to be a leading man,” Miller added.

Ezra Miller: The Flash

Since coming out, Miller’s film credits have included major roles in “Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

“‘You’ve made a mistake’ is such a hard thing to hear. Maybe if I’d actually made a serious mistake? But not for this,” Miller says. “I didn’t think I’d done anything wrong, though there have been moments of doubt as a result of those conversations. But… what they said was, in fact, ‘rubbish’, as you might say. We are the ones. It’s up to us to manifest the world we want to exist in. But we’re ready. Humans are ready.”

“I didn’t think I’d done anything wrong, though there have been moments of doubt as a result of those conversations. But… what they said was, in fact, ‘rubbish’, as you might say.”

“We are the ones. It’s up to us to manifest the world we want to exist in. But we’re ready. Humans are ready.”

Miller will appear as the Flash again in “Justice League” which hits theatres November 2017.

Sourced via Washington Blade