Ezra disappointed by Oscar snub
Published 24/02/2012 | 12:29
Ezra Miller has spoken of his disappointment that We Need To Talk About Kevin has been overlooked for the Oscars.
The film, which also stars Tilda Swinton and John C Reilly, has picked up a number of awards in the UK, but raised eyebrows when Tilda and the movie were snubbed by the Oscars selection panel.
"It's a disappointment, but not necessarily a surprise," said the 19-year-old, who plays teenage sociopath Kevin Katchadourian in Lynne Ramsay's adaptation of Lionel Shriver's novel .
"It seems like there's more and more admiration in Oscar culture for clear emotional messages. If you look at the films nominated this year, they all carry very clear viewing experiences. An audience member watching Hugo knows exactly what to feel, and is most likely quite comfortable with what they're feeling. We Need To Talk About Kevin was never that."
He added: "But it is still a disappointment to me, because having watched Tilda make that performance and then having seen it in the film, it was such a clear example of an entirely, indisputably worthy performance."
The actor added that he found watching himself in We Need To Talk About Kevin so disturbing that he never wants to watch the film again.
"I was so scared of myself that when I finished watching it, I felt like I was going to vomit - which was always the goal as far as I was concerned. It had such a horrifying effect on me," he said.
:: We Need To Talk About Kevin is out now on DVD & Blu-ray from Artificial Eye.