Logan Lerman had his work cut out for him as he prepared for his role as Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Logan is featured in the latest issue of Nylon Guys where he opened up about preparing for the role. "I went to Pittsburgh [where filming took place] before anyone else and locked myself in a room and never left, except to go to T.G.I. Friday's...alone, of course," Logan told the mag. "I've been torturing myself for the past few months trying to get into Charlie's head. It was intense, trying to understand his feelings of isolation."
The movie is based of the book of the same name that follows an introvert freshman named Charlie who is taken on the wings by his friends Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the world of sex, drugs and complicated relationships.
It features a great young cast that Logan calls "mind-blowingly talented" including Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Nicholas Braun, Johnny Simmons, and Mae Whitman.
Logan also stars in the upcoming The Three Musketeers in 3D. Check out more highlights from his interview below.
Had you read the book [Perks] before you started filming? Of course I've read it! Pretty much every has. It would be terrible I hadn't.
What was it like working on The Three Musketeers? It was kind of crazy, because that was the first time anyone had contacted me and offered me the role. I trained for 3 months before we even officially started training because my role is very stunts-oriented. Because a lot of my scenes involved combat, we were constantly preparing for different fights. I had never done anything before that was so intensely stunt-driven. But at the same time, there's depth to the characters.
What did you do on your off-time during filming?
I had so much fun with all the guys. We filmed it in Germany, in places between Munich and Berlin, so we constantly hung out. On the off days the cast would tour around the city, visit old castles, and basically be tourists. I've never been able to travel to places like Germany in my life, so to be able to do that for work was just awesome.
When you're not working, what do you like to do?
I play music. I love learning a new instrument and creating songs; it also goes hand in hand with filmaking, like creating a feeling and emotion in music to complement a scene. Songwriting, guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, a little bit of violin, a little bit of everything- primarily guitar and piano. It's just a hobby for now, maybe it would turn into a profession someday...who knows.
(Photos: Patrick Fraser)