After all the excitement of Sunday’s trailer, the stars of the film have spoken about their experiences and advantages in bringing the beloved novel to the big screen.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnny Simmons and Reece Thompson (who play quarterback Brad and douchebag Craig respectively) particularly highlighted the advantages that come with having the book’s author Stephen Chbosky both write and direct the film adaptation.

Check out the video below!

How much faith do you have in the adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower?