The 19-year-old actor chatted with the mag, literally, right after he had landed back in Los Angeles and opens up about Perks in Pittsburgh, becoming a Musketeer and his budding music career. Check it:
On getting into the mind of Charlie for Perks of Being A Wallflower: “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. Fridayâ€™s…alone, of course. Iâ€™ve been torturing myself for the past few months trying to get into Charlieâ€™s head. It was intense, trying to understand his feelings of isolation.”
On becoming D’Artagnan: “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, thereâ€™s depth to the characters.”
On his creative soul: “I play music. I love learning a new instrument and creating songs; it also goes hand in hand with film making, 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. Itâ€™s just a hobby for now, maybe it would turn into a profession someday…who knows.”
The Three Musketeers is set to premiere on October 21st and Perks will hit theaters in 2012.
Posted to: Logan Lerman