I recently had the opportunity to speak with actor Ezra Miller for Another Happy Day, which hits theaters November 18. During our conversation, I also had to ask about his role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's acclaimed book. Here's what Ezra Miller had to say about the role he played in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
"I play Patrick, who is a young man in the throes of yet another adolescent tribulation. He's sort of a character who's full of pride, and determined to live haphazardly, or, in other simpler words, to live. In that simple task, he's meeting incredible resistance. There are all these challenges to his pride as a person. It's such a beautiful movie, because it expands out to encompass, again, many different characters. In understanding them, we find these little whispers of a blueprint for how to juggle the fucking nightmare of adolescence (Laughs). All of these amazing actors were put in the same strange hotel in Pittsburgh, and we all had these specific missions that came to one big mission, to hopefully expose a little bit of that reality, through the lens of this one group of kids in Pittsburgh, in the 90s. It's a random lens, but it's one that is much loved by the readership of that book. Hopefully, we found even more in those characters, and just those little, true stories of how difficult it is to navigate the highs and lows of adolescence, when the highs and lows are more extreme than ever, and yet, at the same time, you have the least amount of experience and wherewithal to deal with them. It was so amazing, to be plunged into that exploration with all the talented young actors of this time. There were just so many amazing kids who I got to realize that vision with. It was very cool, man."