Emma Watson's first major movie since the Harry Potter films (except for a tiny part in My Week with Marilyn) is the amazing coming of age film The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
"What an amazing first experience to come out of [Harry Potter] and into [Perks of Being a Wallflower]," she says.
The movie takes place in high school--in America--though Emma didn't attend high school at all because she spent those years making the Harry Potter movies.
Needless to say, she had lots of questions for the movie's director (and author of the book the film was based on) Stephen Chbosky.
"I did go to an American college," Emma says. "But I didn't know what an Olive Garden was. I was like, 'Can someone tell me what this is?'"
And, while transitioning from her role of Hermoine to Sam in POBAW was tough, the filming of one key scene in the movie made it all come together for her.
It's when Emma's character Sam stands on the back of a moving truck's platform as it rides though a tunnel.
"That scene was the perfect metaphor for leaving something behind and being ready to start something new," Emma explains. "It felt like I was flying and could take off! And to have Pittsburgh open up like after you come out of the tunnel was jist the most beautiful thing."
Have you seen Perks of Being a Wallflower yet? What do you think of Emma growing up and leaving Hermoine behind?
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