The Perks of Being a Wallflower being turned into a movie (out
this Friday, Sept. 21), we couldn’t wait to talk to one of the film’s
stars, Mae Whitman. She plays the spunky Mary Elizabeth, the first
girlfriend of main character Charlie (played by Logan Lerman). Read on to hear
Mae dish all about life, books and high school.
With the classic teen novel
GL: Why should GL girls check out The Perks
of Being a Wallflower when it heads to theaters this week?
Mae: There’s no reason not to! It’s a smart, incredible, coming-of-age
story. Normally when that term is used, I run for the mountains because those
years are so important and emotional and you want somebody to capture it in a
way that feels as beautiful as your childhood was. [But] the (producers)
definitely do this without a doubt—you’ll get lost in it.
follows the highs and lows of high school life. If you were to be given a
school yearbook superlative right now, what do you think you would get?
Mae: I would
probably be most… relaxed or “lowest drama leader.” I feel like these days, I’m
trying to just take it easy with no drama.
If you could
swap lives with any book character right now, who would it be?
read The Maltese Falcon (by Dashiell
there are some amazing strong female characters in there.
your opinion, what is the
biggest perk of being a girl?
Female intuition. I feel that we really have a power to be strong and present
with our hearts and our minds at the same time. It’s a magical gift!
sure to catch Mae and the rest of the gang when The Perks of Being a Wallflower heads to theaters this week.
Catch a sneak peek at the flick
more from Mae? Flip to page 57 of our October/November
issue—on stands now!
you read The Perks of Being a Wallflower?
Will you catch the movie adaptation when it hits theaters? Blog about it,
BY KATIE LEMON AND PATRICIA MCNAMARA ON 9/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, movies, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, celebrity interviews, Celebs, In the mag, Oct/Nov 2012