At the age of 19, Logan Lerman (The Patriot, Jack & Bobby, Gamer) has been acting for over a decade and later this year will take on the most iconic character of his career — one of the most recognizable heroes in literature, even: D’Artagnan in Paul W.S. Anderson’s Three Musketeers. Lerman made his first trip to WonderCon with footage from the October 2011 3D action pic in tow and sat for a quick chat with Movieline about Anderson’s insane-looking take on the Alexandre Dumas novel, the reportedly in-the-works sequel to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and a little-known YouTube user known as monkeynuts1069.
What was the appeal of playing D’Artagnan?
When it first came about, the first thing that came to mind was my grandfather; it was his favorite novel growing up, and D’Artagnan’s one of his favorite characters — one of the most iconic characters in literature. It was a big deal for me, and I looked at it as an opportunity unlike anything I’ve ever gotten to do. Really different from me — he’s a really cocky, cool, suave guy. I’m nothing like him. But it was a fun challenge, a cool time.
You were surrounded with quite a cast — Milla Jovovich, Luke Evans, Matthew MacFayden, Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom…
Everybody was fantastic. Everybody brought what they wanted for their character to play. The musketeers and I, we all became very close because we were around each other for five months straight. We made a pact that we were really going to do something cool with this, that it was going to work. Everything has an intention, there was nothing that was gratuitous.