British actress tells MTV News how she mastered the accent in ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower.’
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

Emma Watson at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California.
Photo: WireImage

Are you tired of watching the “Perks of Being a Wallflower” trailer yet? Neither are we!

Luckily for all of us, MTV News spent some time with the very likable cast at theMTV Movie Awards on Sunday in order to glean a few tidbits about the movie, like lovely British actress Emma Watson‘s first time speaking in an American accent on film. When asked how she mastered the foreign-to-her dialect, Watson thanked her co-stars, Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman.

“I had these guys,” Watson said, gesturing to Miller and Lerman as her accent tutors. “These guys were very supportive and they told me when I said things that didn’t really sound right. I worked with a coach and I hung out.”

“You hung out!” Miller laughed. “She hung out, that’s how she did it. She hung out.”

We decided to put Watson on the spot and test her skills with a request to repeat the following phrase in her best American accent: “Ryan Gosling is so hot.” She did not disappoint, repeating the phrase with gusto.

“That was really good,” both Miller and Lerman agreed.

Based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky (published by MTV Books), “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” follows high school freshman Charlie (Lerman) as he learns to navigate adolescence with the help of new friends Sam (Watson) and Patrick (Miller).

The movie opens everywhere September 14.

Check out everything we’ve got on “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”

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