New York Times Profiles Emma Watson’s New Role in “Perks of Being a Wallflower”


Oct 06, 2011

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The New York Times has published a new report featuring actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) from when they visited her on the set of her new film, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” over the summer.

Ms. Watson speaks about her new experiences on a film set worlds away from “Harry Potter,” bonding with her new co-stars and influencing filmmakers in Hollywood to invest in “Perks.”

“Oh my goodness, so many firsts’ she said, speaking in an excited rush
during a break from filming. “I did the prom! We all get dressed up and
we go in a limo, and get photographs. It’s been really fun for me to get
to graduate. Eating in the school canteen; all these things that I’ve
always sort of said to my American friends, ˜Oh, that looks amazing,
that looks so fun, I’m jealous.’ And I get to do it for this movie.”

“That’s a different chapter of my life, which, kind of through doing
this, feels like it’s closed’ she said [referring to Potter]. She pointed to a scene in
“Perks” as symbolic of her new beginning: standing in the back of a
pickup truck, she and her high school crew take a late-night joyride
through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, the city lights shining on the other end.

“Summit didn’t want me to do the stunt, but I insisted’ she said, even
though she was scared. “The car’s moving at 60 miles per hour, I had one
little thing attaching me to the truck’ she recalled. She ended up
going through seven or eight times, screaming her guts out. “Oh my God,
it was so fun’ she said. “One of the best nights of my life, without a

A new image still from the film of Ms. Watson as Sam along with co-star Logan Lerman (Charlie) accompanied the article. A release date for “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” has not yet been announced.

23 Responses to New York Times Profiles Emma Watson’s New Role in “Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Avatar ImageDavidTheUnready says: Excellent, now the ride in the pick up in the tunnel sounds fun :)Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Excellent! Now the ride in the pick up in the tunnel sounds fun!Avatar Imageemmawatsonfan13 says: Oh, I can't wait to see this movie!!! Emma looks fabulous in it!!!! It will be soooo much fun to see her in something else than Potter! :D Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: How very nice for her...Avatar ImageJeannine says: Emma is doing very well...this film and My Week with Marilyn trailer looks like a very good film with other HP alumni Avatar ImageLegendMN007 says: Just a slight warnong to everyone that is going to see My Week with Marilyn for Emma. I've heard she has no more than 15 minutes of screen time.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Standing up in the bed of a pickup truck doing 60 mph? Not to blame Ms. Watson personally, but I wonder how many teens will end up getting killed in copycat stunts. I hope the movie doesn't make it look like something that everyone should try. A member of my own high school class never made it to graduation on account of some kids horsing around like that, taking turns sitting on the back of a moving car. One slid off, banged his head on the pavement and died. : (Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Good for her :)Avatar ImageWeetzie says: Can't wait to see the movie! Love the book.Avatar Imagesiena says: WeenyOwl I appreciate your concern - but isn't it up to those teenagers' parents to teach their off spring the difference between film/movie and reality? It is the same with this present concern about" too thin models in magazines" and so forth - children/teenagers have to learn to distinguish between an image (which is - more often than not - retouched, etc. ) and reality ... the sooner the better. We cannot continue blaming film makers/journalists/designers for our children's warped view on reality - WE, the adults, are responsible, we need to show them the difference between image/reality. I mean - there are a lot of stunts in the HP movies after all ...Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I cant wait to see Perks! I've never read the book, I'm rather behind on my reading but I'll try and add it too the list. Going 60 mph through a tunnle in the back of a pickup sounds so wicked! But its true, some stupid teenager might get the idea to try it, I'd love to but my common sense is telling me that wouldnt be the smartest idea. My Week With Marylin is the type of movie I'd go see even if Emma wasnt in it, so she's a nice added bonus. :)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Can't wait to see it!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I'm glad Emma have is having fun! :) I can't wait to see this movie!Avatar ImageHarryPotterGirl (Hermione) says: I want to see the movie!Avatar ImageHalfbloodPrince08 says: love erAvatar ImageHalfbloodPrince08 says: love erAvatar ImageGraymayne says: Studying in America didn't exactly leave her English unscathed!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: It sounds great :DAvatar ImageViccy6 says: OMG I read about this movie a month ago and I asked mum if I could get the book! I can't wait I love both Emma Watson and Logan Lerman (from Percy Jackson)! I know Emma will be amazing and it will be fun to see her in something other than Harry Potter although it willl be weird <3Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: nice..Avatar ImageXNymphadoraX says: Oh my wizard God! I love that book so much! And Sam is an amazing character. I never imagined Sam being like Emma, but I know she'll be amazing at it. <3 DFTBAAvatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: cant wait for this movei!just finished reading the book1 i wouldnt have read it if she wasn't in it! ahh she is so good for her part of this movie! love her so much! Avatar ImageGringotts says: love her forever

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