In an interview with Access Hollywood, Schwartzman praised director Edgar Wright, as well as his Scott Pilgrim challenger Michael Cera for contributing to an enjoyable experience.
“I had so much fun [on ‘Scott Pilgrim’],” said Schwartzman. “I was working with two people I admire so much, Edgar Wright, [the director of] ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz,’ and Michael Cera, who in my view is the best [actor] working. I got to learn how to sword fight and battle and I got to go up on the wires for some flying kicks and stuff.”
As the seventh and final evil ex-boyfriend of Ramona Flowers, Schwartzman’s character is effectively the end boss of the film, implying his battle may just be the most challenging for the movie’s lovelorn hero. Fortunately for fans, all of the action comes courtesy of the film’s stars rather than stunt doubles according to Schwartzman.
“It’s very stunt heavy,” Schwartzman said, “Edgar let us do all of our own stunts.”
Whether Wright’s version of the film will synch perfectly with the as-yet unreleased final volume of Bryan Lee Omalley’s comic series remains to be seen, but if nothing else, fans can continue to build up their sword fighting and martial arts expectations as the film’s expected 2010 release date draws ever nearer.
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