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There's more to the careers of the stars of "The Vampire Diaries" than just "The Vampire Diaries," you know!
With the show making it's fourth season debut tonight at 8 p.m. on the CW, we figured we'd celebrate them.
In case you forgot, Nina Dobrev, who plays both Elena Gilbert and her doppelganger Katherine Pierce, took a break from the undead to play Candace in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." Stephen R. McQueen, who plays her brother Jeremy, got appropriately bloodied in "Piranha 3D."
And that's just the beginning. See Dobrev, McQueen and friends front and center in their flicks in our gallery.
Charlie may be a the strong, silent type, but the "Perks of Being a Wallflower" protagonist knows a thing or two about style... and we're not just talking about his ability to write letters to an unknown friend.
Logan Lerman's character knows the finer points of wearing a suit, while his more outgoing friends, played by Ezra Miller, Emma Watson and Mae Whitman rock some decidedly looks ranging from punk rock to totally preppy. And, despite the fact that the film takes place in the early 1990s, the fashions of the film — like the themes — still totally translate.
Check out the latest Get the Goods for some of our favorite looks from the movie.
If we had known there was a "Fans" section on the set of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," we probably would've been there, too.
"Perks" is based on the epistolary (a la "Dracula") novel by Stephen Chbosky (who also adapted and directed the film), originally published by MTV Books in February 1999. The book has since garnered a very passionate fan base, with many readers considering it to be the coming-of-age story for their generation.
So it comes as no surprise that some of these fans would camp out just outside the set of the "Perks" movie, just to be a part of it in some way — a "'Perks' Pilgrimage," as it's described by Ezra Miller, who plays Patrick in the film. Get More »
"A lot of people thought I was crazy," the Bulgarian-born beauty tells us in the video interview above. "A lot of my close friends have been personally touched and affected by the book so they were really excited that I was going to be in the movie."
Dobrev – best known for her supernatural work in The CW's beloved series "The Vampire Diaries" – plays Candace, the older sister to Logan Lerman's tormented Charlie in the buzzed-about screen adaptation of the bestseller (her character didn't actually have a first name in the book).
Now that the actress is making her mark on the big screen – she's also appeared in "Chloe" and "The Roommate" – could a "Vampire Diaries" movie be far behind? Dobrev doesn't think so.
"I always feel like you have to end on a good note, and you have to tell the story as long as there's a story to tell," she says. "I feel like they've got it all mapped out for the amount of time we're going to do it, which is six years. And if it goes any longer than that, we'll start losing quality."
Oh, Logan Lerman. You've certainly come a long way since "Riding in Cars with Boys" (yeah, see for yourself).
Director Chris Columbus certainly made a good call when it came time to cast the son of a god in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." There's definitely something ... well, deity-like about Logan Lerman — especially when he's wielding a sword.
Lerman is back in full-on teen heartthrob mode as a high school student in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," in theaters Sept. 21. Check out our gallery of the young star getting an A for hotness in movies and on the red carpet.
"Feeling the heat."
Call her a pressure-cooker, because that's how Emma Watson describes the temperature stepping into the shoes of another widely celebrated character who originated on the page.
Only a year removed from the decade-long journey that was her embodiment of Hermione in the "Harry Potter" series, Watson's first major role out of Hogwarts is Sam, the magnetic, free-spirited object of the angst-filled Charlie's affections in the film adaptation of Steven Chbosky's coming-of-age favorite "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."
"I was like, 'Why am I doing this to myself again?,'" Watson laughs about the burden that comes with playing a beloved book creation. It helped that Watson's friends at Brown University egged her on, as she explains in the exclusive video interview above.
Not that author-turned-director Chbosky had ridiculously high expectations: "Sam is my hope for every young girl in the world. Doesn’t matter where you come from, doesn’t matter what you go through, you can turn anything into a beautiful life. You can turn any past into a great love. And be free." Okay, scratch that.
So, "Potter," "Perks" … what's the next book for Watson to conquer? Chbosky suggests The Bible.
"I would play Noah's daughter," Watson jokes.
Hey, we could see it.
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" follows loner Charlie (Logan Lerman) as he enters high school and all the drama that surrounds it. But Charlie isn't the kind of guy to join the football team or run for student council or even raise his hand in class.
To the Captains of this and the Presidents of that, Charlie is invisible. But, in this movie, he proves that this can be a good thing. A very good thing, as a matter of fact.
Now no one is saying Charlie doesn't have it a little rough – see the movie and/or read the book and you'll know what we mean – but sometimes there are serious benefits to sitting back, observing and letting the world happen around you. We came up with at least 10, just to prove it. Get More »
There are many "Perks of Being a Wallflower" ... and many more will be revealed in the latest installment of MTV First.
Watch Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller talk everything "Perks" with MTV's Josh Horowitz as we prepare for the release of what looks to be a new coming-of-age classic (and how long has it been since we had one of those?). The "Perks" gang will also be introducing an exclusive new clip from the film.
MTV First: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" commences above at 7:54 p.m. ET. Catch the movie in theaters on Sept. 21.
Stephen Chbosky brings his celebrated coming of age novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" to the screen with a little help from fantasy film staples Emma Watson ("Harry Potter"), Logan Lerman ("Percy Jackson"), and an assist from "We Need to Talk About Kevin" maniac Ezra Miller.
The three stars play young teens dealing with feelings, shyness, group social dynamics and all the other stuff they warned you about on after-school specials. It centers on Charlie (Lerman) as he goes from exclusion to acceptance during his angst-filled freshman year of high school. Get More »
[From MTV News] Emma Watson knows a thing or two about "American Talk." Sure, she mastered the accent for her turn as love interest Sam in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," but we here at MTV News like to think we had a hand in educating the Brit on the finer points of the Yankee accent long before.
As you may recall, in late 2010, the cast of "Harry Potter" took a break from Hogwarts to enroll in Josh Horowitz's prestigious language school, otherwise known as "After Hours." Stars Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton learned the "right way" to speak, reciting practice phrases such as "the Olive Garden," "Glenn Beck" and "boo-yah." A sequel soon followed, and now Watson, along with "Perks" castmates Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller, is starring in the third installment, "American Talk: When Cultures Collide." Get More »