Emma Watson Talks “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Aug 23, 2012

Posted by: Mel


Buzzsugar has a new interview up with Emma Watson where she discusses working on “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and what scenes she most enjoyed filming for the movie:

What attracted you to this role and this story?

Emma Watson: I’d been reading scripts after the fourth Harry Potter movie around the age of 15, 16 and just didn’t read anything that I really loved instantly . . . it’s almost not that I had lost interest, but my agent was starting to get stressed. I wasn’t really into anything and then I read Perks of Being a Wallflower, and it’s so beautifully written and so funny. I was incredibly moved by it and just instantly knew A) that the movie had to be made and B) that I had to play Sam. I really wanted to play Sam, and was just really drawn to her, so when I met with Stephen, we just instantly clicked and it felt like was meeting an old friend. Then I met with Logan, and I knew he was the perfect Charlie, and it was just a really obvious, obvious choice for me.

How did you get your American accent to play Sam?

EW: I worked with a dialect coach before the movie. I’d rather give a really good performance ” obviously I’m hoping that my accent is going to be perfect ” but I kind of didn’t want that to take over too much. My other castmates have been incredibly supportive; if I ever need to check anything, I’m just like, “Say this,” and then they’ll say it and I’ll be like, “OK, thanks,” and that will be it. So, it’s been easy.

What scene did you enjoy filming the most?

EW: There’s a scene where Patrick and Sam dance at homecoming, and I would say that, but I was too terrified really to enjoy it, because I had to get up in front of 300 extras and do a two-minute ” well actually, it wasn’t two minutes, more like 30 seconds, I think it just felt that long ” crazy, full-on dance, which was fun, but also terrifying.

Watson also discusses how “Perks” compared to filming “Harry Potter”:

What was it like going from a huge franchise like Harry Potter to a smaller film like this?

EW: It’s different, but I love it. The pace is much faster, the hours and the days, it’s full on. I have no time to do anything else other than basically go home, sleep, eat, shower, get ready for the next day . . . I see no differences really apart from that, just that you have to fit more into a day. I’ve loved it. I don’t know if I want to go back. I’m pretty happy with a smaller cast and crew.

You can read the rest of the article here.

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