This little fashion showdown is heating up. Perks Of Being A Wallflower features two gorgeous ladies — Emma Watson and Nina Dobrev. Now that they’re on the premiere circuit for the film, we’ve been so stoked to see what they (or their stylists) are going to pull out of their wardrobes for the red carpet. It’s the general consensus that Nina won the TIFF premiere round in her Monique Lhullier dress versus Emma’s Erdem frock, over the weekend. But the L.A. fashion walk-off that went down at the Arclight Cinerama Dome on Monday night is a lot closer. Nina was the siren in a red Reem Acra dress with lace overlay on the sleeves and shoulders. That’s a lot of cleavage, but Nina still makes it look classy. Strappy Rupert Sanderson black heels completed the ensemble. But hello, neckline. We can’t get over it! How is she breathing in that?
Emma upped the glamour ante wearing a nude-blush, flowing, tiered, backless Giorgio Armani gown with slicked-back hair, startling eyes and a red lips. She wore absolutely no jewelry at all, because she didn’t need to. Dainty, elegant, yet sexy. Unfortunately, the sides of that very lovely gown decided to creep inwards and caused a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. Luckily, Emma being the lady she is, was prepared for a situation like this and had nipple pasties on. And she corrected the dress quickly, but still … a little embarassing no? And risque, as seen below.
Based on this new Perks of Being a Wallflower clip, we’d say Charlie really lucked out: validated for his coolness, toasted by a crop of new friends, welcomed by a gorgeous Emma Watson. If this movie was based on our life, we’d get into a fight with our outcast friends about being four hours late to pick us up at Dairy Queen, and then they’d throw our shoes in the ditch. Haha, just kidding! It would be a Dunkin’ Donuts. Good thing everyone we’ve talked to so far absolutely loves Perks, or we’d be downright consumed by jealousy.
When it comes to wanting more awesome outcast friends, though, we of course mean our own personal Patrick, as portrayed by the illimitable Ezra Miller. “Ezra’s a force of nature. He is so free and he is generous and he is so nice, and we, God did we luck out because I had Emma and Logan [Lerman] really early on, I knew I had Sam and Charlie covered,” Perks director Stephen Chbosky told MTV, who debuted the clip yesterday. “Patrick was the wild card, we auditioned a lot of people, some really good people, but ultimately, he was the only choice for that part. And he brought so much life and freedom to the role, just I count my lucky stars. I cannot believe it.” Man, why can’t Patrick tell us, “You see things and you understand. You’re a wallflower”? Plus, Charlie gets to drink some kind of milkshake? Come on. Come on.
We just realized — there’s just a little over a month to go until Perks of Being a Wallflower comes out (in select theaters, on September 21). Will the film end up being a cult classic like the novel it’s been adapted from? Only time will tell, but this new lot of photographs from Summit Entertainment, makes us want to grab some caramel popcorn and watch it now. That’s a good sign. More than anything, these photographs articulate everything we know of the movie’s characters already. Who wouldn’t want to be tight with Emma Watson‘s Sam? Even though the photograph above looks a tad Titanic-esque. The trailer for Perks of Being a Wallflower was released two months ago, and it had all the signs of turning into the go-to film this fall. Epic shots, the trials and tribulations of growing up, the angst of teen romance … what’s not to love? More than anything, Emma, along with Logan Lerman‘s Charlie and Ezra Miller‘s Patrick have real chemistry together as an ensemble. Take a look at the gallery below of all the latest photographs to see what we’re talking about.
FYI, this has been the second time the movie’s been in the news this week. The first was because of the Out September cover featuring Miller, Lerman and Johnny Simmons (who portrays Brad) where Ezra comes out as “queer” saying, “I’m queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular. I’ve been trying to figure out relationships, you know? I don’t know if it’s responsible for kids of my age to be so aggressively pursuing monogamous binds, because I don’t think we’re ready for them …” It’s a really lovely piece that weaves together the making of the film, with the lives of the three actors, so have a read. But first … to the gallery!
Based on the trailer that premiered during tonight’s MTV Movie Awards, the biggest perk of being a wallflower would be getting to hang out with Emma Watson and her perfect pixie cut. That prom scene! We swooned. We squeed. Joined by costars Ezra Miller and LoganLerman, Watson sparkles as new friend/possibly requited crush Sam to Lerman’s titular wallflower. “And in this moment, I swear we were infinite,” his Charlie wonders aloud from the back of a pickup. Um, seriously. Never has driving into Pittsburgh looked so epic!
But we’re not just into the film for Emma’s crop, though that is 60% to 70% of why we love this trailer. We’re also into the sweet little nerdling romance! “Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we’re nothing?” Watson’s Sam wonders. “We accept the love we think we deserve,” Charlie tells her. Yup, we are already ready to tear up. “You see things and you understand. You’re a wallflower,” Miller’s Patrick proclaims. Sadly, all you wallflowers are going to have to wait until September 14 to see Emma in action, but boy, is our journal going to hear about this!
We’d like to give a short, non-sarcastic round of applause for Emma Watson’s enrollment at Oxford: the woman might be a 21-year-old movie star with millions of dollars in the bank, but she is still dead-set on getting that college degree. Eventually. “I’m still a student at Brown, Emma confirmed while making the round at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premieres. “It’s just that I’ll spend my third year abroad – at Oxford. Then I’ll return to Brown to complete my last year.” That is, unless some other amazing film role pops up in the meantime, for which there is a 1,000% probability that there will be.
Watson put college on hold this past spring to work on The Perks of Being a Wallflower, while denying that bullying had anything to do with her decision to leave. We completely understand Emma’s decision to head to Oxford, though. What’s more important: starring in that Beauty and the Beast movie we’re already dead-set on seeing, or taking Intro To Statistics? Oh no…when we put it that way, our argument just starts to disintegrate!