Emma Watson graces Nylon’s October 2012 It Issue. The lovely ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ actress is joined by her co-stars Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller. In the accompanying interview, they open up and talk about a wide range of topics including family, fame, and finding themselves through the book-turned-movie ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower.’
Speaking about growing up in the spotlight, Emma told the magazine that, “I’ve done my life backwards; it’s really bizarre[…] Most of my friends are just about to start working, and I’ve had a job for the past 10 years. It’s strange, because most people spend that decade figuring themselves out and figuring out what they like and what they don’t like – just making mistakes in the privacy of their own teenage bedrooms. And I am kind of doing everything in a different way, so sometimes it’s a bit isolating.”
On the possibility of becoming a multi-hyphenate, Emma admits that, “I think the line between what being an actor is and what being a celebrity is has gotten so fuzzy that people don’t even know what we do anymore. Models are actresses and actresses are models and actresses are designing sofas and it’s crazy. I don’t know if it will change, but I’m going to try to do this the right way.”
On taking on a cult classic, the lovely 22-year-old actress says that, “Whatever people might think about it, whatever criticisms they have, all three of us were so vulnerable – all three of us really gave it everything we could and everything we had, and all three of us went into the movie terrified and very much aware of what this book means to people.”
Ezra Miller, who plays Patrick, the gay high school senior, explains what ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ meant to him. “I felt like I had certain pieces of art that were almost body armor […] it was the only protection or salvation available – these few films, few books, few albums – and Perks was very much one of them. When I heard that they were making it into a movie…I was like, ‘What the f**k is going on?!’ Sign of the apocalypse number 104,436! That just can’t go right. But it was sent to me and it said ‘Written and directed by Stephen Chboksy,’ and it was like a switch flipped when I read that,” the young actor confessed.
Logan Lerman, who plays Charlie, the introvert freshman, talks about making a movie he can be proud of. “I don’t wanna make any more stupid films – I’ve done a few of those! I realized I had to do some films in order to do the films I wanted to do. Because there’s a whole game in trying to work yourself to be in a position that you can make films that you want to make,” he told Nylon.
Read the complete interview in the October 2012 issue of NYLON magazine.
Photos courtesy of NYLON