THE 22-YEAR-OLD WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN ACTOR IS ALL GROWN UP, AND GOING PLACES – FAST.
Man of the moment Ezra Miller; Tame Impala talk weed, gin and their new album; comedians who owe Jon Stewart big time; a side of classy porn.
Like a favourite song coming over the radio, or discovering $20 in your pocket, watching Miller on screen is an unexpected thrill. He captures attention, rather than demands it – he’s cool but unconventionally so, selective in his roles but successful, too. Need proof? 2012’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower won over critics, then nearly tripled its budget. And there’s plenty more where that came from. This month, he’s in Amy Schumer’s comedy Trainwreck, and when not busy touring with his band (Sons of an Illustrious Father) or appearing in operas (composer Philip Glass’ White Raven), he’s also comic-book superhero The Flash in the upcoming blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a stand-alone spin-off due 2018. In short, we’ll be seeing much more of Miller in the future. For fans of his work, that’s excellent news. For those slow on the uptake, at least there’s time to catch up on things. Enjoy. Trainwreck is in cinemas July 30