Emma Watson picked up an award for favorite dramatic movie actress at the People's Choice Awards in LA on Wednesday night. She wore a printed Peter Pilotto minidress and celebrated the win backstage with Eddie Redmayne, whom she worked with on My Week With Marilyn, and her Perks of Being a Wallflower costar Ezra Miller. Emma was just one of the many famous faces hanging out inside the Nokia Theatre, though she skipped the red carpet, where Julianne Hough, Taylor Swift, and others made their entrance. Check out all the People's Choice Awards red-carpet looks, and make sure to let us know what you think when you vote on Fab and Bella's polls.
Mae Whitman, Ezra Miller, and Johnny Simmons all play supporting roles in this week's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I sat down with the three costars to chat about how close they became filming as an ensemble. They also talked about what they kept from the set, particularly prizes from the costume department.
Emma Watson hit the red carpet in Armani for her The Perks of Being a Wallflower premiere in LA last night. She posed hand in hand with her costar Nina Dobrev, who donned a sexy Reem Acra dress, along with the rest of the Wallflower crew, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Ezra Miller, and Jackson Rathbone. Ezra even brought a cardboard cutout of Logan Lerman, who wasn't able to make the star-studded affair. Shailene Woodley was on hand to lend her support for the film as well. We caught up with all the celebs at the premiere — stay tuned for the video later today on PopSugar Rush.
The West Coast premiere was the latest stop on Emma's promotional tour. She linked up with Nina to premiere the film at the Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend, and last week stopped by the Late Show in NYC to chat about the coming-of-age film. Emma also hit the MTV VMAs last Thursday, and will grace the cover of Glamour's October issue.
In The Perks of Being a Wallflower, out Sept. 21, Ezra Miller plays supporting character Patrick, a gay teen who helps Charlie (Logan Lerman) adjust to life in high school. When I visited the Pittsburgh set last year with a few reporters, we sat down with Miller to talk about his role and his experience filming the movie. Miller talked about why Patrick's sexuality doesn't matter to the formation of the character, explains how he feels about being part of the adaptation of such a beloved book, and sings the praises of his lovely costar Emma Watson, who plays his stepsister.
What do you like about your character, Patrick?
Ezra Miller: I like how vivacious and unapologetic and proud he is. And I like more than anything that he is a real, sympathetic individual and that — despite the fact that the character is gay — that plays really no part in the formation of the human being. I just remember reading Patrick and realizing that, 'Oh no. This character has no basis in being gay.' That he's a fully formed being and that is an aspect of him, as [it] is an aspect of us all. Our sexuality — it's not the defining quality. It's just one element.
Did you ever think about playing Charlie?
EM: No. It's funny because when I read this book, I was 13 years old and, you know, when a 13-year-old boy reads that book, [he's] identifying with Charlie. And so, initially, there was maybe some sort of thought of like, 'Oh, that's the character that I remembered most immediately,' but no. When the script came around, it was Patrick and it had to be. No, no, [there was] never a real consideration of wanting to play Charlie. And when I got the script, Logan "The Ultimate Baller Champion" Lerman was already attached, so that was just sort of a thrilling, obvious thing. And at that time, there was no way to possibly expect what he was going to do with his character, and I already trusted him fully.
In the book, Patrick and Sam have a deep connection, so how was it working with Emma and establishing that?
EM: Oh, man. Far too easy! Unjustly easy! They should've thrown me someone a little harder to handle so it could've been a bit of a challenge. Emma's one of the most severely mind-blowing forces of my peer group in acting right now, and I think based on what's come before this, people just have no idea what she's capable of. She has become, in these short weeks, one of my dearest friends — I think that will be the case forever — and she is the type of artist who is going to make her true self known in time, and I personally look forward to watching an entire population of Harry Potter fans get their minds twisted into small, pretzel-ish knots over what this girl can do. That's exciting to me.
Read more of Miller's interview to find out just how big of a Harry Potter fan he is after the jump.
Sean Penn presented the Trophee Chopard awards to rising stars Shailene Woodley and Ezra Miller at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France, today. The two were being recognized for their acting work, her most recently for The Descendants and him for his role in We Need to Talk About Kevin, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Sean is also in town for his charitable endeavors. He is hosting a press conference about his time in Haiti this afternoon and will be throwing a big philanthropic gala event this evening. Shailene has been taking advantage of her time in Cannes as well, popping up at the star-studded Calvin Klein bash alongside Diane Kruger, Jada Pinkett Smith, Naomi Watts, and more. Ezra got to show some support for his Kevin costar Tilda Swinton as well — we spotted him at the Moonrise Kingdom afterparty on Wednesday.
There's something very entertaining about watching a messed up family act out their craziness onscreen, and the dark comedy Another Happy Day has dysfunction to spare. Bitter exes Lynn (Ellen Barkin) and Paul (Thomas Haden Church) are forced to interact when their oldest son gets married, and the problems of their other children, including Kate Bosworth and Ezra Miller, are brought up during the festivities (think drug problems and rehab stints). Meanwhile, Lynn has to confront her distaste for her ex-husband's current wife, played by Demi Moore.
The trailer has a sinister tone to it (I blame the intense music playing over the family spats), but there are some funny one-liners delivered by up-and-coming actor Miller, who already appears to be the standout from the preview alone. Decide for yourself when you watch the red-band trailer for Another Happy Day, after the jump
Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, and their director, Lynne Ramsay, debuted We Need to Talk About Kevin at Cannes this morning. It's the first very buzzed about movie of the festival, with it's unsettling and difficult look at the relationship between a mother, played by Tilda, and her son named Kevin who commits a massacre at his high school — read my We Need to Talk About Kevin review on Buzz. The film is based on a 2004 novel of the same name, and is earning almost universally rave reviews out of the gate. It's a relief to see a smile out of Ezra, who you may recognize from Californication, since in We Need to Talk About Kevin there is no relief from his hard-to-watch-but-impressive portrayal of the troubled teen. Tilda is already earning talk that she's a shoo-in for best actress at the Cannes awards, which are handed out at the end of next week. The festival excitement is just heating up and the Cannes opening ceremony pictures have us very excited for what's to come. We're reporting from all the action in France, so don't miss a thing!