‘The Flash’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ star Ezra Miller is seeking treatment for ‘complex mental health issues’ amid mounting legal scandals haunting the actor.
“Having recently gone through a period of intense crisis, I now understand that I suffer from complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller said in a statement Monday, according to Variety.
Miller, 29, who uses she/she pronouns, also apologized for her past behavior – a series of volatile incidents culminating in two arrests in Hawaii and a protective order in North Dakota over the past few months, as well as an investigation and a burglary charge in her home state of Vermont in recent weeks.
“I would like to apologize to anyone I have alarmed and upset with my behavior in the past. I am committed to doing the work necessary to return to a healthy, safe and productive phase of my life,” the statement read, released by a representative.
Miller officials did not immediately respond to the Times’ requests for further comment on Tuesday.
Miller’s apology comes as Warner Bros. film studio was being questioned about how to proceed with Miller’s standalone DC Extended Universe film The Flash, which is slated to premiere in June 2023. The studio previously ousted actor Johnny Depp from its Wizarding World franchise amid its legal battles with ex-wife Amber Heard, and also downplayed Miller’s involvement in the latest installment, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which was released in April.
Miller is on track to reprise her role as the titular superhero in the big-budget, near-complete film The Flash, despite calls to replace her. The studio recently scrapped projects like Batgirl amid WarnerMedia’s corporate reorganization following its merger with Discovery.
A source close to the studio told Variety that Warner Bros. supports Miller’s decision to seek professional help.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-08-16/ezra-miller-apology-mental-health-treatement Ezra Miller is getting treatment for mental health issues