Jason Schwartzman Hated Fighting Michael Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
05.21.10 by BJSprecher
Actor Jason Schwartzman may play an "evil ex-boyfriend" in writer-director Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but apparently villainy doesn't suit him. Schwartzman plays Gideon Graves, one of Ramona V. Flowers' (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) seven exes that Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) must defeat to win her affections. He recently told MTV that he hated to do the final fight scene against Cera because it was "not natural" for him.
Despite any misgivings he had about his role in Scott Pilgrim, Schwartzman called the movie "fantastic" and had nothing but praise for Wright.
It's so amazing, because it has so many different things in it. It's many different layers and tones — comedy, emotion, action, drama.
Edgar worked so hard on it and put so much into it. It's really just fun to watch, too, because it's always changing. Just when you think you have your finger on it, it alters.
The Scott Pilgrim production wrapped in August 2009, but Wright recently confirmed rumors that he had scheduled three days of reshoots to add "icing on the cake." He said that the reshoots had nothing to do with any perceived problems with the movie and hinted that he simply wanted to touch on some of the content of the sixth volume in creator Bryan O'Malley's comic series on which the movie is based. Schwartzman confirmed that he had filmed "a little bit" during the reshoots, but would not elaborate on the content.