In his new film Nerve, Miles Heizer gets sucked into the darkest corners of the internet where he and his friends, played by Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, participate in a seemingly innocent virtual game of truth or dare. The game quickly escalates, as an anonymous group of “watchers” manipulates their every move. “Nerve is basically about people doing dares for money,” says Heizer. “And I feel like that’s very much a thing we already do: We just do crazy things and put it up just to get attention or fame.”
It’s an interesting choice for Heizer, who grew up on the set of Parenthood—albeit one that will introduce him to a wider, more mainstream audience. Like most 21-year-olds, he was basically born and bred on the worldwide web. In the gallery, we talk to Heizer about all things internet. Oh, and we also had him pose as emojis, so there’s that.
Styled by Marissa Smith.