On Sunday night, fans were treated to the world premiere of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” trailer as part of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards pre-show. Based on Stephen Chbosky’s coming-of-age novel, the film’s first look showed many of the key scenes in the story.
One of those important moments showed the main character, Charlie (Logan Lerman), catching a live performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” starring his new friends Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller).
Miller’s character stars as the British rock musical’s cross-dressing, flamboyant emcee in the film, Frank N. Furter. When we caught up with Miller during the ceremony, he revealed he thought about ditching other roles and taking up “Rocky Horror” as his full-time project.
“For me, I was very grateful to even be able to [act in ‘Rocky Horror’], and I had this moment where I was like, ‘I might do “Rocky Horror Picture Show” forever. That might be it,’ ” he said. “After I did Frank N. Furter they made this offer. They were like, ‘You should come back and do it on Saturday. You should play Frank N. Furter. You can be our guest.’ And it flashed through my mind. I had this synaptic flash like, ‘[In] every city, I could play Frank N. Furter or Riff Raff.’ And then I was like, ‘OK, wait a second. No, I can’t do it.’ ”
The “We Need to Talk About Kevin” star also told us that getting into his character is not easy to describe because it’s a different experience for every actor.
“How do [I] get in the mind-set to put on the heels?” he asked. “I’m not the best equipped to explain that. You are the best equipped to explain that. It’s different for anyone how someone would become Frank N. Furter. For me it was a long-awaited opportunity to salute one of my favorite artists in the world. And that came through the fact that ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ is for the LGBQT community, and for youth communities, and for culture! For pop culture is the beacon of hope for how something can survive — truly survive.”
Miller continued to explain that the famed musical is still performed in “every town, every week” because it’s a long-lasting cult classic adored by many fans. “You’re going to have these counterparts of culture that are gonna show out to show pride at ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ no matter what.”
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