Scott Pilgrim star Michael Cera was feeling a little depressed after filming
The Superbad actor had such a great experience making the Edgar Wright movie that when school let out, it hurt to lose everyone.
Now that the team of Scott Pilgrim against the world returning after thirteen years to voice their characters in a new Netflix animated series Scott Pilgrim leaves, memories of making the 2010 action comedy come flooding back. This is especially true for Michael Cera, who played the lovelorn titular character. The film was a love letter to many things in geek culture – anime, 8-bit and 16-bit video games, martial arts, rock music, and even a few Seinfeld. And when a filmmaker like Edgar Wright is at the helm, it’s safe to say that the style and comedy are going to be treated lovingly.
In a new interview with GQ, Michael Cera reflects on his time during the production of the film. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, he didn’t want it to end. “We just had the greatest vibe with everyone. I think that killed Edgar and the energy he was creating. We all had to rehearse together and spend a lot of time together before we even started making the film,” Cera remembers. He said that when the filming had ended, there was a feeling of withdrawal. “This is my world, this is my group of friends,” he thought. And since he was high from the energy of filming, the actor admitted that he hoped “It will always be like this.” Once everyone was ready and continuing on their way, Cera said “It was a little depressing.”
That feeling of school being over and losing all your friends is something that many people can relate to. Suddenly Cera came to the feeling, and once he folded, “It just goes away, and you’re like, ‘Where has everybody gone?'” As he worked on more and more projects, the Arrested development the star got used to the feeling, but with Scott Pilgrim it was “sad to lose” and he felt “That could have continued to do that [Scott Pilgrim vs. the World] forever, even though he was tired.”
The entire cast of the film has returned for revival Scott Pilgrim leaves. Former director, Edgar Wright, will even return to executive produce the series, which will have an eight-episode run. The new anime is set to air on Netflix November 17th.