Michael Cera's Post-'Scott Pilgrim' Depression

Navigating farewells, Cera shares heartfelt post-film sentiments.

by Nouman Rasool
Michael Cera's Post-'Scott Pilgrim' Depression

Michael Cera, the 34-year-old renowned actor, recently shared his emotional rollercoaster that followed the conclusion of the 2010 hit, 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' Directed by Edgar Wright, the film is an adaption of the graphic novel bearing the same title.

The actor reminisced about the strong bond he formed with the cast and crew, which made the farewell all the more challenging. In a candid discussion with GQ magazine, conducted prior to the current SAG-AFTRA strike, Cera confided, "By the end of the movie, I felt as if I was entrenched in this universe, surrounded by this circle of friends.

I had this notion it would always be this way. The abrupt end and dispersion of everyone took a toll on me. It felt like stepping out of a dream, questioning where everyone vanished."

Cera's Emotional Project Attachment

Continuing on this personal note, he remarked, "With age, you learn to adapt to such transitions.

Yet, the void left by that particular project was undeniable. I would have relished the chance to continue with it indefinitely, despite its demanding nature”. It's worth noting that Cera wasn't just attached to the project due to its content, but also because of his admiration for Wright.

The actor has been a longstanding fan of the filmmaker, known for classics such as 'Spaced', 'Shaun of the Dead', and 'Hot Fuzz' Elaborating on his on-set experience, Cera said, "The shoot was intense and stretched over nine months, particularly for me.

While others had intermittent schedules, mine was continuous. But, what kept me going was the incredible atmosphere and camaraderie on set. This positivity, I believe, emanated from Edgar’s infectious energy. Our preparatory rehearsals and the time spent off-set helped forge these deep connections even before the cameras rolled." Fans of 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' have a treat awaiting them.

Michael Cera will soon be reviving his iconic role as Scott Pilgrim in the forthcoming Netflix animated series, 'Scott Pilgrim Takes Off' Joining him are cast members from the original film, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers and stars like Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Aubrey Plaza, and Brie Larson.