When I met Logan Lerman in 2012 to talk Perks of Being a Wallflower and Noah (right here icymi) he was as nice as movie actors can get. We even strayed off topic quite a bit over coffee. I was eager to see what he'd do next but, I must confess, he seemed so young that I wasn't exactly thinking of him as a contender for leading gigs, just as a very promising actor. During my screening of Noah, my best friend (who is not at all into movies and had no idea who Lerman was) was all a-drooling and I felt weirdly protective. He's just a nice boy, put your tongue back in your mouth!
But, uh, I need to rethink. Lerman is now 22. This new spread in Interview magazine, to accompany an interview conducted by one of the young actor's idols Michael Shannon seems determined to update perceptions about his age and his romantic leading man potential in the wake of Noah.
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.
In some ways his role in Noah is another teenage role in that he's very much under-romanced and over parented. But he doesn't want to be. He lusts after a young girl named Na'el who [SPOILER ALERT] dies a grisly end even before the flood [/SPOILER]
This photo shoot keeps reminding us that Logan Lerman is ready for bigger and definitely lustier things at the movies now that the mid 20s approach. The romantic roles will have to wait though. His next film role is in the all manly Fury (will that title hold?) with Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal and more in tanks during World War II. Presumably lots of sweating awaits, but still no sexcapades.