The classic novel Perks of Being a Wallflower written by Stephen Chbosky made its big-screen debut on September 8, 2012. All these years later, the heartfelt story about a boy named Charlie who writes letters to an unnamed friend is still a fan-favorite flick.
Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Nina Dobrev, Johnny Simmons and Paul Rudd, the movie (which is available for streaming on Netflix) is a coming-of-age tale that shared important lessons about mental health, finding friends and remembering to be yourself. Eight years after the film’s premiere, Logan took to Instagram and shared some pretty epic behind-the-scenes moments from the film’s set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Thought I’d share some photos from the making of Perks,” he captioned the series of black-and-white snaps shared in April 2020. “They were taken on a disposable camera during the graduation sequence with the intention to use them for production design but now they serve as tokens from a very special experience.”
When the movie first hit theaters in 2012, Logan told POPSUGAR that he was “very similar” to his character, Charlie.
“I just really responded to the material. Yeah, it was just an instant understanding, and I just knew I had to play the part,” he recalled. “I guess I wasn’t as naive as him, but I definitely had the morals that he had, so it kind of … I don’t know. I really can’t explain it very well … I’m just very similar to him, I guess. A lot of situations in the script have actually happened to me in real life, so I just connected with it.”
At the time, Logan also gushed over working alongside Emma and revealed that he was a fans of hers before they shared the screen.
“She’s great. She’s really a great person and easy to work with and a fantastic actress. [I am] a big fan of Harry Potter,” he added. “Yeah, it’s really exciting to see her outside of the series and what she’s able to do. She’s not only pulling it off, but she’s blowing people away with her performance.”
As fans know, Perks of Being a Wallflower was just the start for these actors. Logan, along with the film’s other stars, have all found continued success in Hollywood since the film’s release nearly nine years ago. Scroll through our gallery to see what the Perks of Being a Wallflower cast is up to now!
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