According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Cera had a hard time emotionally after the end of production on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He enjoyed making the film so much, he said, that he didn’t want it to end. The film was, as the actor noted in a GQ interview the publication shared on YouTube, a long shoot, but one he would like to have continued.
Michael Cera loved making Scott Pilgrm vs. the World so much, even after the production finished, he wished it had continued.
Directed by Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World features Michael Cera in the title role. While the film was a financial failure, it garnered multiple award nominations and has since developed a cult following. The romantic action comedy is based on the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley and features a unique visual style that takes advantage of its setting in Toronto and echoes comic book and video game imagery through an array of both practical and digital visual effects.
Michael Cera stated in the interview that he had a wonderful time making the film and greatly enjoyed the company of his castmates. The actors and crew shot the film for around nine months, so it’s understandable that they developed quite a connection, but the star says they spent additional time together in rehearsals before production on the film even began. He related that the group had what he called “the greatest vibe,” which he attributed to the attitude and energy the director brought to the set.
The film follows Michael Cera’s Scott Pilgrim, who plays bass in a garage band, as he battles his new girlfriend’s evil exes—seven of them—to secure a record deal and her love. The Barbie actor’s immersion in the role and the world of the production appears to have been deep enough that he didn’t want to leave. Seeing the set as his world and his fellow actors as his friend group, he was saddened when it all ended.
The experience making Scott Pilgrim vs the World helped Michael Cera accept the ending of his other projects, realizing that’s just how the business operates.
Michael Cera says he was “a little depressed” when production ended, which is understandable considering his nearly year-long investment in not only the story and the characters, but the production environment itself. hen his companions all left and went their separate ways to work on other projects, the young actor felt abandoned. As he aged and spent more time in the industry, he began to acclimate to the fact that this is how the movie business works.
As time went on, Michael Cera grew in his understanding of that strange truth that film sets are often intimate environments that feel deeply connected but are only temporary experiences. Though some casts stay in touch over the course of years and some even become close, lifelong friends, these are the exceptions. Usually, no matter how great an on-set experience may be, as the actors and crew members all move on to other projects and don’t tend to stay connected.
Michael Cera and the entire Scott Pilgrim vs. the World cast is reuniting for a Netflix anime remake of the groundbreaking movie.
Still, Michael Cera says that, although the production was “exhausting,” he is still sad that it had ended and that he had to lose those close connections. He could have kept making the movie he says, “forever.” Thankfully, he will get to revisit Scott Pilgrim soon.
Netflix recently premiered a teaser for the anime series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, which will again feature Michel Cera in the titular role. His castmates from the 2010 film will also join him on the series. It premieres on Netflix on November 17.