The ‘Justice League’ actor Ezra Miller was revealed as a surprise cast member in ‘The Stand,’ an adaption of Stephen King’s 1978 novel.
During an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Benjamin Cavell delivered the news along with a pair of never-seen-before photos, that sees Miller as ‘Trashcan Man,’ a schizophrenic, pyromaniac and crucial character. Cavell said:
“It’s so different from any way that anyone has seen Erza before, and he’s so committed to it.”
Cavell then added that Miller was a big fan of King’s dark post-apocalyptic fantasy novel and that he had been in love with the character enough to want to portray it. He continued:
“On our first call, he described Trash as ‘the embodiment of pyromania.’ The only thing this guy was capable of, and the only area in life he was comfortable, were with the explosives and instruments of fire and destruction.”
The showrunner also praised Miller by saying that Miller fit perfectly to the role:
“No matter how strangely he’s behaving there’s always this Ezra Miller soul as a twinkle coming through. I can’t say enough about how brilliant he is in it.”
As known, the actor, taking the role of ‘Trashcan Man’ has not officially revealed until the Entertainment Weekly interview; so, Miller’s involvement has been a secret as well. As for Ezra Miller, who is currently reprising his role as ‘Credence Barebone’ in the ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ expressed his feelings regarding the movie & his portrayal through an e-mail:
“What excites me is the deception of behavior and appearances. Trash is the underestimated and misinterpreted amongst us.”
The mini-series starring, James Marsden as ‘Stu Redman,’ Odessa Young as ‘Frannie Goldsmith,’ Jovan Adepo as ‘Larry Underwood,’ Amber Heard as ‘Nadine Cross,’ Owen Teague as ‘Harold Lauder,’ Henry Zaga as ‘Nick Andros,’ Brad William Henke as ‘Tom Cullen,’ Irene Bedard as ‘Ray Brentner,’ Nat Wolff as ‘Lloyd Henreid,’ Greg Kinnear as ‘Glen Bateman,’ will debut on on CBS All Access on December 17.
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