Comic-Con isn’t a competition, more a fun-packed celebration of geek culture. Yet it’s very possible to “win” it! This time around it was the turn of an actor from the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, itself a franchise beloved among geeks. Ezra Miller decided to rock up at his panel wearing something that was pretty unusual even for Comic-Con.
Miller began film acting in 2008, with the movie Afterschool. Good things followed on almost immediately. Two years later he starred in the adaption of We Need to Talk About Kevin, which received a lot of critical acclaim. He was suddenly one of Hollywood’s hottest young actors, but there was a box he apparently wasn’t fitting into.
Miller isn’t straight, and identifies with the label “queer.” He came out in 2012 during an interview with Out magazine. Unfortunately, Hollywood was not entirely welcoming about this. “I was told, when I gave that interview… I was told by a lot of people I’d made a mistake,” he told Shortlist in 2017.