If you haven't heard of The Perks of Being a Wallflower yet, you're seriously missing out! This coming-of-age novel was a cult hit as soon as it was released back in 1999. Now, it's being released in film form, with Emma Watson and Logan Lerman taking the title roles. We've been watching them on the heavy press tour for the last few months, we've heard them speak about what the film means to them and now, from today, we can finally go and see the movie in cinemas across the nation. Before you do, read up on our five fast facts about Perks — from fun trivia to how similar the movie is to the book, you'll be glad for the insider knowledge when you're watching the movie!
Mae Whitman, Ezra Miller and Johnny Simmons all play supporting roles in this week's The Perks of Being a Wallflower (out Nov. 29), and I sat down with the three co-stars to chat about how close they became filming as an ensemble. They also talked about what they kept from the set, particularly prizes from the costume department.
You know when you go into a movie filled with huge stars, and then someone else steals the show? Suddenly everyone is talking about that breakout role, and said newcomer starts landing roles left, right and centre, and before we know it they’re a Hollywood regular. Over the past year there have been several young actors who have made us sit up and pay attention to their performances, desperate to find out what they’re planning to do next. Or we’ve been impressed by their ability to work behind the camera, as well. From Analeigh Tipton, the babysitter who had a crush on Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid, Love, to Samantha Barks, the theatre star who won a coveted role in Les Misérables over Taylor Swift, see who we’re tipping we’ll be talking about for years to come.
Emma Watson hit the red carpet in Armani for her The Perks of Being a Wallflower premiere in LA on Monday night. She posed hand in hand with her co-star Nina Dobrev, who donned a sexy Reem Acra dress, along with the rest of the Wallflower crew, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Ezra Miller, and Jackson Rathbone. Ezra even brought a cardboard cut-out of Logan Lerman, who wasn't able to make the star-studded affair. Shailene Woodley was on hand to lend her support for the film as well. The West Coast premiere was the latest stop on Emma's promotional tour. She linked up with Nina to premiere the film at the Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend, and last week stopped by the Late Show in NYC to chat about the coming-of-age film. Emma also hit the MTV VMAs last Thursday, and will grace the cover of Glamour's October issue.