A Los Angeles Times profile of young actor Ezra Miller, who last month described himself as "queer" in an Out magazine interview:
BY AMY KAUFMAN, LOS ANGELES TIMES
LOS ANGELES - "I am incredible," Ezra Miller told a waitress assuredly.
The server didn't bat an eyelash, jotting down the actor's order before retreating back into the kitchen. At Cafe Gratitude, an organic vegan restaurant in Hollywood, such proclamations are commonplace. In fact, they're required if you want to order food or drink, which all have mantra-like, inspirational monikers.
Despite his hippie attire - drawstring pajama bottoms combined with a formal blazer that had strings of his long hair stuck to it - Miller, 19, found the trendy eatery to be ridiculous.
"I might have wanted the 'I am luscious,' but I definitely wasn't going to say that," he said, hesitantly sipping the concoction of coconut milk, hemp seed, kale and almond butter that had arrived at the table. "This is kind of gross. But it's mostly like a textural gross. I could really use the cream of a cow right now. I could really drink some blood right about now. 'I am bloodthirsty'?" he says, suggesting a new menu item.
The thing is, it actually wouldn't have been entirely absurd for Miller to publicly declare his incredibleness. He had arrived in Los Angeles earlier in the day from the Toronto International Film Festival, where he openly wept with joy during the world premiere of his new film, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." And after finishing his revolting-looking smoothie, he would head over to the ArcLight Hollywood to walk another red carpet and debut the movie for local audiences.