The cast of one hotly anticipated YA adaptation are discovering the "Perks" of being inducted into MTV News' The New Class.
All week long, we've been doling out superlatives to 10 of Hollywood's hottest up-and-comers, but today is extra-special as we bring you an EXCLUSIVE first look at the coming-of-age tale "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," starring four (yes, FOUR!) of our New Class inductees.
Based on the 1999 novel by Stephen Chbosky, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" follows introverted high school freshman Charlie as he slowly comes out of his shell thanks to new friends, siblings Sam (played by Emma Watson) and Patrick (played by Ezra Miller). We recently caught up with the cast on set, where they were filming the homecoming scene, to get the scoop on the talent-heavy production.
"I feel incredible about it. I feel like I've been waiting for 'Perks,' " Emma, who we dubbed Most Likely To Win An Oscar, said. "I was waiting for this story, for this script, for this moment, for these people to do it with me. I'm so glad I didn't do anything that I didn't care about."
"Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev, who plays Charlie's older sister (and who we named Most Likely To Become A Style Icon), couldn't have agreed more. "Every hiatus, my goal is to try something different, and this is a small part in a great, fun indie that has a great script," she said. "It's been fun to meet such great new people. Everyone really gets along and is really friendly and fun."
For his part, star Logan Lerman (Most Likely To Make You Swoon), utilized his own uncomfortable experiences to play the quiet protagonist. "I definitely tapped into some awkward childhood memories for this movie," Logan said. "It's been a year and a half since I first signed on to the project, so to be out here making it is a pretty big deal for me. It's cool to be working with this great cast of young actors."
Click play on the video above to hear more from the cast on set, including Ezra, whom we named Most Likely To Win An Independent Spirit Award.
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