Harry Potter star Emma Watson has revealed how she was extremely nervous before she began shooting for her forthcoming movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In the film, Emma is surrounded by American accents and, being English, she was worried that she would not be able to pull off the American accent convincingly enough.
“I was very nervous before we started shooting. I was very nervous about the American accent. They went to an American high school, they know what prom looks like, all these little details that I had no idea about. So I was a little neurotic. My script was covered in notes about all these American words, American slang. I was quizzing my friends about high school and prom and everything.”
She added, “[Director] Steve (Chbosky) was just like, ‘Emma, this is great and everything, but you just really need to let all of that go’ because he said he saw me as Sam, and it was kind of as simple as that.” The Perks of Being a Wallflower will also star Logan Lerman, Nina Dobrev and Paul Rudd and set to be released later this year.