"It really is a great choice. It’s gonna be a party with dogs and pandas. On a tiny little boat."
Noah is currently in theatres in France !! :-D
Logan Lerman on my bedroom wall :-)
LOGAN LERMAN FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
by: Michael Shannon,
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. In a pique of ebullience, he announces, “I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive … And in this moment, I swear we are infinite.” The moment is doubly wonderful as it coincides with Lerman’s own crossing over as a performer. It is in that moment that audience members—at least those who may have missed him as the swashbuckling half-god teen Percy Jackson in that fantasy franchise—went wow. At that moment he came alive and, in Hollywood terms, was probably infinitely in-demand.
Lerman, who grew up in Los Angeles, began acting at 5 years old, often playing the hero’s son, first with Mel Gibson in The Patriot (2000) and later with Christian Bale alongside Russell Crowe in 3:10 to Yuma (2007). It is a trend he’ll continue this spring, playing the rascal middle kid to Crowe’s ark-builder visionary (and brother to his Wallflower co-starEmma Watson) in Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic Noah. Later this year, Lerman, now 22, will step into the fray as a full-fledged leading man, going to cinematic war alongside Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf in David Ayer’s not-yet-titled five-men-in-a-tank drama.
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).
LOGAN LERMAN: How you been, man? How’s the shoot going?
MICHAEL SHANNON: I can’t complain, we had a fun day today. I was getting tied up and beaten up, all that good stuff—everything that makes movies exciting. Where are you?
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.