Actor Ezra Miller has been in the spotlight quite, garnering attention in Cannes three years ago for his role in Antonio Campos’ “Afterschool” and then gaining greater buzz with a pair of films at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Now he’s up front in a Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” a role that will generate a lot of attention for the 18 year old actor.
Based on Lionel Shriver’s acclaimed novel, Ramsay’s latest looks at the dynamic between a mother (Tilda Swinton) and her monster of a child (Miller).
“To my horror I do feel a bit of connection to Kevin,” Miller conceded this morning, chatting about the film after its first screening in Cannes. “I could have been Kevin,” he quipped, stirring some much needed laughter from critics and journalists who still seemed a bit shaken by the tragic places Ramsay’s film had just taken them.
There’s more to say about this film at another time. Like many Cannes movies, it will divide folks, but those who like it really seem to love it. More soon, but for now, back to a busy day at the festival.
Ezra Miller (left) with Lynne Ramsay (right) in Cannes today.
photo by eugene hernandez