All week long, we’re celebrating “The New Class,” Hollywood’s latest group of up-and-coming actors and actresses on the cusp of graduating to greatness. Tune in every day this week for exclusive interviews with these pending graduates and your chance to vote for the student body president – the one you think holds the brightest future in the industry.
New Class week continues today with an exclusive first look at “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” based on the popular Stephen Chbosky novel of the same name. We’ve got interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of New Class inductees and “Perks” stars Logan Lerman, Nina Dobrev, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson, so click the video below to check it all out!
Of course, “Perks” is just one of the many credits these young rising stars have in the books. After the jump, get a look at everything else the “Perks” cast has been up to in their careers!
If you’re a fan of the vampire scene, there’s no way you haven’t heard of Dobrev by now… though perhaps you know her better as her “Vampire Diaries” alter ego, Elena Gilbert. Her biggest movie credits to date are “Chloe” and “The Roommate,” but between “Vampire Diaries” and “Perks,” it’s a sure bet that Nina’s star is on the rise.
Lerman, the Most Likely to Make You Swoon member of our New Class, takes center stage in “Perks of Being a Wallflower” as Charlie, the shy guy who’s starting to learn the ways of the world. Lerman, of course, is already well accustomed to the ways of Hollywood: he’s got major franchises under his belt like “Percy Jackson” and “Three Musketeers,” and has even gone toe to toe against Christian Bale and Russell Crowe in “3:10 to Yuma.”
Voted the Most Likely to Win an Independent Spirit Award amongst the New Class roster, Miller has more than earned his title. Looking past “Perks” and his memorable turns on “Law & Order: SVU” and “Royal Pains,” Ezra’s most powerful work to date is in the titular role of “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” the Lynne Ramsay drama centered on the fallout of a teenage boy’s high school killing spree. It’s difficult subject matter to be sure, and Ezra pulls off the work with the kind of professionalism that shows incredible promise for his continued career.
Come on, we don’t really have to recap this one for you, do we? “Harry Potter” might be behind us, but Emma will always be the smartest witch of her age in our book!
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