Emma Watson‘s new movie The Perks Of Being A Wallflower comes out in the UK today, and at the UK press conference, she opened up about how her upbringing was so different to her American character’s.
Thanks to the success of Harry Potter, Emma grew up in the public eye, and she said that coming of age as a famous teen wasn’t something she drew on to play Sam:
“In fact, I think it was the opposite really. It’s the life that I had out of the public eye that helped inform Sam. I tried my best to live my adolescence behind closed doors as far as I possibly could and I think I did manage to do that. I went back to school in between filming, I sat my GCSE’s and A-Levels and I went to university. So, it’s really those experiences that informed her.”
Watch the video below to find out what attracted Emma to her “free spirit” role! BS