Michael Cera's journey to the brink of marrying Aubrey Plaza was a tale of near hilarity and spontaneity that could have forever dubbed them ex-spouses. The Scott Pilgrim vs. the World co-stars had already confirmed their year-and-a-half-long romance, but Cera recently unveiled an even more amusing twist to their story.
In a candid interview with Rolling Stone, he shared how their cross-country drive once led them to contemplate tying the knot in Las Vegas. During that fateful drive, Cera and Plaza found themselves cruising through the neon-lit streets of Sin City, tempted by the allure of a whimsical Vegas wedding.
The plan, as Cera revealed, involved a quick marriage followed by an immediate divorce, purely for the sake of being able to call each other "my ex-husband" and "my ex-wife" at a remarkably young age, around 20.
Love Takes Different Paths
While the comedic actor didn't delve into the details behind the change of heart, it's clear that their impulsive matrimonial ambitions didn't come to fruition.
Cera and Plaza have since moved on to find happiness in their personal lives. Cera, known for his role in Arrested Development, tied the knot with his spouse Nadine Cera in 2017, while Plaza married filmmaker Jeff Baena in 2021.
Reflecting on Plaza's successful career, Cera expressed no surprise at her breakthrough and continued accomplishments in the entertainment industry. He commended her unwavering commitment to her craft. He highlighted her unique role as a producer, citing the critically acclaimed film Ingrid Goes West as a prime example of her talent.
Plaza herself first disclosed their past relationship in a 2016 episode of RuPaul's podcast, What's the Tee? Years after it had ended. During the podcast, when asked about their connection, Plaza playfully remarked on their shared bond, stating, "We love each other, and we're still excellent friends.
He's a weird little freak, and we speak the same language." The reunion of Cera and Plaza will extend beyond their personal history, as they are set to portray their iconic characters once again for Netflix's anime adaptation of Scott Pilgrim.
This highly anticipated project will bring together the entire original ensemble cast, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin, Brie Larson, Satya Bhabha, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, and Ellen Wong.
As Cera and Plaza reunite onscreen and reflect on their unconventional journey, their enduring friendship and shared language serve as a testament to the enduring power of connection, even amidst the ever-evolving landscape of Hollywood.