In this coming-of-age drama, directed by Stephen Chbosky, Watson plays Sam, a free-spirited high school senior who, with her stepbrother Patrick, form a friendship with Charlie, a newcomer to their school. Co-starring Logan Lerman, Erza Miller, Mae Whitman, Nina Drobev.
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.