Fantastic Beasts 2: 10 Times Ezra Miller Was A Bigger Harry Potter Fan Than You
Get back to us when you've cosplayed Hedwig on a red carpet
What’s that? Think you’re the biggest Harry Potter fan in the entire muggle universe?
As much as you might love writing fanfic, cosplaying Hermione Granger, and fighting off anyone who points out some of the more challenging plot-holes in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, there’s no denying that Ezra Miller is more clued up about JK Rowling’s universe than the average fan.
Here are ten times he proved himself to be a Gryffindor at heart.
When he was too scared to be sorted
"I respect the sorting process and I’m so on board with Pottermore — you guys are like Dumbledore’s Army, keeping it all alive," he said in an interview with Pottermore.
"I know the Sorting [ceremony] was written by J.K. Rowling, but I still can’t risk it. What if I get Slytherin? I couldn’t live with myself. I need to be in Gryffindor. If I didn’t get Gryffindor, I wouldn’t know who I was anymore."
When he geeked out after meeting JK Rowling
"Meeting her was unreal. I had so many questions. Talking to the person who created the world I’ve spent so much time in ... it just didn’t feel real."
As for whether he asked her to spill a load of secrets: "I tried to stop it, but you can’t stop all of it. The filter can only be so foolproof and then things start to bubble up," he added in an interview with SnitchSeeker.
When he cried about Dumbledore’s death
“I remember going on a trip with my father, and that we were listening to the sixth book,” he told Collider. “But I remember that the campsite got rained out. And so, we woke up in the middle of the night and we just started driving ’cause it was raining too hard for us to camp.
"And we listened to the rest of the book. I had read it many times and listened to it many times, but he hadn’t. And I just remember, honestly, the two of us, weeping and weeping and weeping and weeping. Just going through a genuine grief process for Dumbledore.”
When he freaked out over his casting in Fantastic Beasts
“It was a very special moment in which there was so much joy in my body that I could have burst,” he told Entertainment Tonight Canada. “I sort of had a moment of temporary insanity and jubilee on the streets of New York City. Got a couple awkward stares and had to evacuate the premises quickly after recovering.”
When he watched Deathly Hallows to process real world events
“Me and my friends watched 'Deathly Hallows' last night," he told BuzzFeed after the 2016 US Presidential Election.
"Not because it was thematically appropriate to my life because I was doing this today; because some of my friends genuinely needed that. The fear that a lot of people are feeling right now is so palpable and so real.”
When he could’ve written an essay about his favourite novel
“For me, it’s the Deathy Hallows, because it ties it all around and brings it all together and for me, the whole journey was so important that when I was that age, seventeen, and when this story was evolving to the place where the young people in it were really having to stand up to injustice in their world, in this desperate situation...
"It just felt like I’d been taken on this journey to a really important understanding which I would always carry with me. And I think I have, I think I do, I think I will. And that’s something I’m really grateful for.”
When he made his own merch
When he walked the red carpet as Hedwig
And an inflatable dementor.
When he summarised his feelings for the role of Credence Barebone
"I would have played an inanimate object in this movie," he admitted. "I would have played one of Gnarlack’s ears."
And above all, when he was scared of ever disappointing the fandom
"I was scared [upon being cast in the series] because as a big Harry Potter fan, I felt like I was running the risk of being compelled to loathe myself, because if I were to disappoint HP fans, I’d have to join their ranks."