Stephen Chbosky: I don’t know what it is, but this young woman, who carried the weight of a franchise on her back a little bit, grew up on sets, just got to be this young person and got to be free. So right now, that is Emma flying […] My jaw hit the floor, because I could not believe just how free she was. As her friend I was happy for her, because I knew what this moment meant. […] And she told me later that for her, this was a transformational moment, flying through this tunnel, that she entered it as Emma and she left it as Sam. And what happened in between and what you can see on her face, is a young person just being able to be a kid. And see all the possibilities ahead of her.
I love that kid.