Can anything in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald be as thrilling as Ezra Miller’s red carpet looks for its press tour? We very much doubt it. Toadette at Comic-Con. Ice Witch Glamor in Paris. And now, for the sequel’s UK premiere in London, he’s gone Cosplay Couture with a striking look that runs head to toe to palms.
As a follow-up to his dark puffer gown, Miller wore bright white: white slacks, white shirt, white feather cloak, white streaks across his face and through his spiked hair. Then on his palms, scribbled in black ink were some words that had Harry Potter fans geeking out: Avada Kedavra. Over and over, in the shape of a triangle, an allusion to the Deathly Hallows symbol.
And Twitter went wild once more for his fearless fashion.
But what does it all mean? Potterheads knew.
the white feather coat…spiked hair….silver makeup…..owl ring…..and the avada kerdavra curse on his palm…..yall i think ezra miller just came to the fantastic beasts premiere as HEDWIG pic.twitter.com/SW5Rpr6jba— f thot fitzgerald (@dracomallfoys) November 13, 2018
Note the feathers and the little owl ring perched on his finger. Then there’s the curse on his hands, which is the one that brought down Harry Potter’s beloved pet in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
This isn’t the first time Miller has showed his Potterhead cred on the Fantastic Beasts press tour. When the first film hit in 2016, he did the TV junket day in boots he’d modified with a sharpie to read “Dumbledore’s Army. Still Recruiting.” Here’s a pic he let me snap at the time.
But beyond being a true fan of all things Harry Potter, Miller’s radical red carpet looks and jaw-dropping photo spreads have helped make the actor a queer icon. Miller, who identifies as gender-fluid, won’t be confined to the gender norms of dress our society urges. So with each extra look, he’s proving powerful representation for every LGBTQA+ person who doesn’t naturally fit into this arbitrary binary. And with Miller being a part of two major movie franchises (Fantastic Beasts and Justice League), he’s got an unparalleled platform to display the fantastic beauty of queer pride.
What if the most Fantastic Beast was there all along pic.twitter.com/wkleJKuWiB— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) November 13, 2018
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