The 39th annual People’s Choice Awards took place on Jan. 9, 2013, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Here is what these People’s Choice Awards winners said backstage in the People’s Choice Awards press room.
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
Favorite Dramatic Movie
For the women, what went into your choices for the dresses you’re wearing tonight?
Mae Whitman: My dress story involved me calling my best friend Kristen Bell this morning and saying, “Hey, is it possible for me to come over and steal everything you have?” And she was like, “Yeah, sure!” So I literally went through her closet this morning and came home and threw this on as quickly as I could. [I’m wearing] Bugatti. We’re the same size, although I have a feeling she’s a little wider around the middle these days, if you know what I mean. [Bell is pregnant.] Yeah, we’re the exact same size and same height and everything. Thank you, K.B. I love you.
Emma Watson: This [dress is by] Pete Pilotto and the shoes [are by] Tabitha Simmons. It’s very difficult to say what inspired this because it’s very out there, but I thought it was interesting, and I like to keep it interesting.
What’s the most important thing that you do before you go to an awards show like this?
Watson: I don’t know. Eating. Deodorant is very important. Stretching too. Flossing.
What do you think of the other actresses who were also nominated for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress?
Watson: It’s incredible to be nominated alongside Meryl Streep and Keira Knightley and Rachel McAdams and all of them. It’s unbelievably flattering, really.
Does this award mean more to you because it’s from the fans?
Watson: Definitely. To know that we’re receiving the award because the most number of people clicked on our film because they loved it the most, it really changes how you feel about it.
What’s been your most memorable encounter with a fan?
Watson: I had a really cute one. It was a while ago no. I was walking down the street in my neighborhood, and there was a girl dressed as Hermione from “Harry Potter,” and we had a really good conversation.
Whitman: It was me!
Emma Watson: It was actually Mae Whitman, but don’t tell anyone.
Ezra, you play a lot of unique characters. What was it about your character in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” that stuck out for you?
Ezra Miller: This was a beautiful story that had a lot of heart. That’s what stuck out to me. And it was a character who had a lot of heart and was full of life. I’d like to keep doing more and expanding outwards until I’m only two-dimensional.
Who designed your trousers?
Miller: I don’t know. I got them at this spot Housing Works. It’s a second-hand shop. It’s in the city.
How has “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” writer/director Stephen Chbosky inspired you?
Watson: I think Steve’s been very inspiring for a lot of writers and aspiring filmmakers because he wrote the script, he directed the script. It was his original work. And he was really involved in every single aspect of putting it together. And I think that’s unusual and special.
I’ve talked to other writers, having seen what Steve’s done who’ve wanted to do the same. I’ve actually emailed Steve a number of times when I’m writing essays for classes with different questions, which he very kindly answers. Sometimes I have “Writer Steve Chbosky says …” and I have a direct quote, which has been great. But he’s definitely inspired me to want to write.
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