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Interview Magazine had Michael Shannon interview Logan Lerman for their April 2014 Issue: There is a wonderful moment near the end of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) when the titular high school shy-guy, played by Logan Lerman, takes leave of himself, transported by the euphoric cocktail of friendship and adolescence and glee. But even as he has come of age and come into his own as a performer, the self-confessed film geek and musical autodidact isn’t ashamed to maintain a few heroes. Chief among them is the great Michael Shannon, whose unnerving performances make him every actor’s favorite actor. We invited Lerman, who was in New York putting his pants on after our shoot, to call Shannon, who was in New Orleans filming Jeff Nichols’s sci-fi drama Midnight Special, and talk about his first time (on screen).
LERMAN: I’m in New York right now. I came out here for the photo shoot for this piece. SHANNON: How many outfits did you put on? LERMAN: Um … there wasn’t a lot of clothing involved. SHANNON: I find it exhausting sometimes, changing my clothes over and over again. Takes a lot of energy, lot of mental concentration. Has anyone ever asked you to get emotional, like, cry or something, in a shoot? LERMAN: I’ve had photographers who tried to direct me like that and I just can’t do it. Still photos are so uncomfortable. There’s something about 24 frames per second that’s more freeing. I mean, when it’s just one frame at a time … not to mention they threw this beautiful, naked model in the middle of this shoot. You take an awkward guy and you make it more awkward. FULL INTERVIEW BELOW
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Logan Lerman pictured at NOAH premiere. Logan told MTV that the third Percy Jackson film is dead: ‘It’s not happening.’ The award-winning ‘Percy Jackson: The Titan’s Curse’ would have been the next book in the series coming to the big screen, following Percy and his allies’ attempts to rescue the goddess Artemis and Percy’s long-time friend Annabeth from the clutches of their kidnappers.
‘It’s been a great experience for me. It’s opened up a lot of doors for me, but I don’t think it’s happening.’ On NOAH: ‘I was interested in this movie before I even knew what it was. I heard that Darren Aronofsky was making a film, and there [were] potentially two roles that I could play, and I was like, ‘I’m in for either one of them.”
He went in to audition for the role of Shem (which went to Douglas Booth), when the director asked him to read for the part of Ham. ‘It was actually the role I wanted more. It’s the role I liked more. There’s a lot of tension between [Ham] and Noah throughout the script and I really responded to that.’
NOAH is in theaters today!
Featurette on the practical ark set built for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and a wave of new photos have been released. The featurette really makes the immense scale of the project hit home, and features some new footage from the film and interviews with the cast.
Logan Lerman Scene magazine interview excerpts. On filming Noah in Iceland: ‘[Aronofsky] has a brilliant mind. He really knows what he wants—he knows it right away. He has a very distinct vision, and he knows how to dictate his vision to each department so specifically.’
Logan’s screen debut came early, when he played Mel Gibson’s youngest son in The Patriot: ‘Acting was my temple, in a weird way. It had a higher meaning for me when I saw films that really impacted me.’
For the most part, he avoided the Disney studios, trying for more complicated parts in spite of their dearth for young actors. Though he’d like to direct some day and applied to NYU’s prestigious film school, he skipped college so he could keep acting.
‘The older I get, the better the roles get. It’s really exciting right now. I just want to challenge myself. I want to take roles that make me nervous in a way, that are gambles, that are high-risk. Something that makes me feel uncomfortable.’
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