Ezra Miller has hailed J.K. Rowling "a god" for revealing Albus Dumbledore is gay.

Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller

The 26-year-old star - who described himself as queer in 2012 - praised the author for her 2007 revelation, which came after she finished the 'Harry Potter' novels because he thinks it has been a "gift" to the LGBTQ community.

He told Total Film magazine: "People have to take a moment and acknowledge the gift that Jo Rowling gave us by writing one of the greatest characters in literary history, one of the most beloved characters across the whole spectrum of civil society, and the beliefs and ideologies there; one of the most beloved characters; and then, at the end of writing that series, was like, 'Oh, yeah, and he's gay. What? Step to me.' She is forever a god for that."

And Ezra admitted he found the legendary wizard's sexuality "extremely explicit" in the upcoming prequel, 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', in which he reprises his role as Credence Barebone.

He said: "It's a funny idea to me that every form of representation has to look the same.

"For me, personally, I find Dumbledore's queerness extremely explicit in this film. I mean, all around.

"He sees Grindelwald, his young lover who's the love of his life; he sees him in the Mirror of Erised. What does the Mirror of Erised show you? Nothing more than the most desperate desire of your heart. If that's not explicitly gay, I don't know what is.

"I think it's also really powerful to have characters who are fascinating, dynamic people, doing magical works in the world, and that the story does not only pertain to their sexuality."

The actor also slammed the critics of the upcoming movie's representation of relationships and sexuality, insisting judgement should be reserved until watching the film.

He said: "Why don't you wait until you see the film before you start talking s**t on Twitter? Or wait to make up your own mind about something for once in your life.

"Do your own research. Make up your own mind. Follow your heart, and really, really investigate situations before you identify yourself and pick a side, and start throwing things at the opposition.

"Because that's what's totally screwing everything up right now. And it polarises us. We're all human, and there's a lot of things we can agree on."


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