The 22-year-old actress, who is in town to promote her new film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is also filming Noah opposite Logan Lerman.
“I know what it meant to her, to have that kind of acceptance for another role other than her beloved part. It meant the world,” Stephen Chbosky, director and author of Perks told CTV of Emma and the role of Sam.
He added, “I know for her it’s just a great letting go and being seen and accepted for something else — and it’s only the beginning. She’s going to do so many great parts we’re going to lose count.”