Perks of Being a Wallflower's Mae Whitman talks girl power
GL: Why should GL girls check out The Perks
of Being a Wallflower when it heads to theaters this week?
Mae: There’s no reason not to! It’s a smart, incredible, coming-of-age story. Normally when that term is used, I run for the mountains because those years are so important and emotional and you want somebody to capture it in a way that feels as beautiful as your childhood was. [But] the (producers) definitely do this without a doubt—you’ll get lost in it.
The movie follows the highs and lows of high school life. If you were to be given a school yearbook superlative right now, what do you think you would get?
Mae: I would probably be most… relaxed or “lowest drama leader.” I feel like these days, I’m trying to just take it easy with no drama.
If you could
swap lives with any book character right now, who would it be?
I just read The Maltese Falcon (by Dashiell Hammett) and there are some amazing strong female characters in there.
your opinion, what is the
biggest perk of being a girl?
Female intuition. I feel that we really have a power to be strong and present with our hearts and our minds at the same time. It’s a magical gift!
Be sure to catch Mae and the rest of the gang when The Perks of Being a Wallflower heads to theaters this week.
Want more from Mae? Flip to page 57 of our October/November 2012 issue—on stands now!
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