Aubrey Plaza and Michael Cera are easily two of the most dangerously sarcastic people in the industry. Their humor often borders on the grimmer side of events, and as such manages to make people uncomfortable to limitless extents. One such event was caught on camera a decade ago when the pair had just begun to take off in their fledgling Hollywood careers. As Scott Pilgrim vs. The World ages finely among the audience and the industry, the interview that established the two actors as definitions of chaos and deadpan humor takes another lap in the public arena.
Aubrey Plaza and Michael Cera Play Up Their Faux Hatred
When it comes to onscreen rivalries, none do it better than Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. But where the two Marvel actors’ competition is based on making the audience laugh, Aubrey Plaza has no qualms about stirring the pot and making those around her bleed with discomfort and confusion. Several moments come to mind when one thinks of Plaza and her immaculate comedic air but one event takes the cake, and it occurs during a promotional event of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
During her interview, the emergent actress, who would later go on to curate her very own signature industry image and be renowned for her unflinching persona, pauses to answer a few questions for Sun TV. The conversation directs her to talk about her onscreen character in Scott Pilgrim and if she harbors any animosity toward Michael Cera the same way Julie dislikes Scott Pilgrim in the film. The actress reveals in her usual deadpan tone,
“Well, if you thought the character was believable, that’s because that hatred came from a very real place. Let me just say in most of the scenes, I had to curse Michael Cera out and I had a lot of fun doing that.”
In response, the actor in question who was delivering his own interview mockingly jabs at Plaza’s microphone as a ploy to make her stop speaking badly about him. The moment that followed was an improvised extension of that hatred that the audience witnessed on screen, which Plaza obviously portrayed in such an ingenious manner that fans still debate the authenticity of the red carpet feud.
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The Legacy of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: 12 Years Later
Adapted from a 6-issue graphic novel series penned by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the tale of Scott Pilgrim talks about a slacker who seeks to win the love of Ramona Flowers but must defeat her seven evil ex-lovers first. The film adaptation portrays Michael Cera as the protagonist Scott Pilgrim and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers while the rest of the star-studded cast give stellar performances that make the film an instant classic and a box office success.
Directed by Edgar Wright, the film put its stars at the forefront of the industry as magnificent actors, most of who have now established themselves in mainstream Hollywood. The adaptation serves to fine-tune the narrative of the graphic novels into a realistic setting and upon release, was received with widespread critical acclaim and currently holds a rating of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is available for streaming on Hulu.