“Ben Platt is going to tell the truth: He’s outgrowing the role in Dear Evan Hansen that made him famous. At 27, Platt is still a young man.
“But as time goes by, he looks less and less like the anxiety-racked high school senior who tells a well-meaning lie that spirals out of control—especially now that he’s playing the part on film, with close-ups and high-def, rather than from the distance of a Broadway stage.
“Platt and director Stephen Chbosky both hope the rawness of Platt’s performance in the movie version of the musical, out September 24, still connects with audiences as deeply as his Tony-winning work in the theater. “You just have to hear him sing the songs,” Chbosky said.”
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