Michael Cera has reflected on a time when he almost spontaneously married Aubrey Plaza.
The two actors appeared together in the 2010 comic adaptation Scott pilgrim vs the world. Plaza later revealed that the couple had a romantic relationship during and after filming and almost tied the knot on a trip to Las Vegas.
Speak with Rolling StoneCera, now 35, recalls, “Well, we were driving through Vegas and almost on the spur of the moment we made a detour and got married.”
The Captured Development star was asked if the idea was an “Elvis chapel situation”. The term alludes to a popular trend in Las Vegas, Nevada, where couples can get married quickly and cheaply, sometimes with Elvis Presley impersonators leading the ceremony.
“Yes,” Cera replied. “For example something where you get a certificate.
“I think the idea was then to get a divorce right away so we could call each other ‘my ex-husband’ and ‘my ex-wife’ by about 20 years old.” [years old],” he added.
Though their relationship eventually ended, Cera still praised Plaza, who later starred in hit shows like ” Parks and Recreation and recently The White Lotusafter Scottish pilgrim.
“I mean, she’s always been so dedicated to everything she does,” Cera said. “It doesn’t surprise me that she’s doing really well.
“What surprises me is how much she produces and puts projects together. It is wonderful. Ingrid goes west? That was so cool.”
Released in 2017, Ingrid goes west was a social media satire starring Plaza as a woman who falls in love with an Instagram influencer.
Elsewhere in the Rolling Stone In the interview, Cera discussed filming the later seasons of Captured Developmentadmitted that they were less “fun” to make than the originals.
As a child, Cera played George Michael Bluth on the acclaimed sitcom from 2003 until she was hired in 2006. The series was revived by Netflix in 2013 and ran for two more seasons, the second of which was released in two seasons.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the cast often had to film their roles separately in the revival series, often using green screens.
“Yeah, it sure isn’t that much fun,” Cera said. “Obviously the first time we were on network television together, it was a very different experience.
“I think a big part of this show was based on the chemistry between the cast – and backed by those amazing lyrics. That was the oven that really made it happen and it was a challenge not having that energy in the other seasons.”
Earlier this year it was announced that the cast of Scottish pilgrim will be reuniting for a new anime adaptation on Netflix.