The two actors, along with co-star Ezra Miller, were on hand at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards pre-show to introduce the first trailer for their coming-of-age film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” an adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s 1999 novel published by MTV Books. The story centers around introverted Charlie (Lerman), who’s lured out of his shell by step-siblings Sam (Watson) and Patrick (Miller) and introduced to a world of sex, drugs and, of course, rock and roll.
Charlie nurses an unrequited crush on newfound friend Sam throughout most of the narrative. And while the trailer only hinted at a few tender moments shared between the two characters, you better believe there will be some lip-locking to be had when the movie hits theaters September 14. And according to Lerman, those scenes weren’t too hard to handle.
“It happened in front of a crew, and people were there, and we did it a few times. And that was it,” Lerman recalled of his cinematic smooch with Watson. “It’s kind of odd when you’re doing it for a movie. It’s kind of weird. She’s cool. It wasn’t as awkward as it could have been. It’s Emma Watson, so I’m a lucky guy.”
Yet, Lerman couldn’t help but wonder what it would have been like had his impressions of the moment been less than savory.
“What if I was complaining, though? ‘Oh, God. I had to kiss that girl!’ ” he joked.
We have a feeling a number of actors would have been happy to take your place, Logan.
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