The State Press sat down and interviewed the cast of Edgar Wright’s new film, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” based on the celebrated graphic novel series. The cast consists of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin and Brandon Routh.
State Press: “Scott Pilgrim” references numerous video games. Are any of you big video game fans and if so which ones?
Kieran Culkin: Three years ago I called the Nintendo hotline for Mario 64 to find out where the 120th star was. It turned out all I had to do was walk up to Toad and ask him for it. I was so pissed off!
Brandon Routh: I grew up playing a lot of Nintendo. Dragon Warrior became pretty powerful in my life.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead: I have no credibility on the topic.
SP: Who do you think would win in a fight, Scott Pilgrim or Superman?
BR: No offense to Scott Pilgrim but the answer to that question in pretty much every scenario is Superman.
KC: I think that Professor X could destroy Superman.
SP: Brandon, you were a big Superman fan prior to staring in “Superman Returns.” Exactly how big of a Superman fan would you consider yourself?
BR: I was a big fan of the movies. I didn’t read the comics as much. But I was definitely a fan of the first two films. The third one a little bit and the fourth one not really.
SP: Mary, have you ever considered dying your hair pink, blue or green in real life?
MW: The film made me consider it. I would love to try it one day.
SP: You’ve done a lot of horror movies like “Final Destination 3,” “Black Christmas” and “The Ring Two.” Was this a fun departure for you to do a graphic novel adaptation?
MW: I was actually cut from “The Ring Two” by the way. But this was certainly new territory for me and a much more complex role than I’d ever played before. It was amazing for me to be part of it.
BR: I thought about dying my hair green.
KC: I actually showed up to the set with green hair and about 20 pounds too much.
SP: Kieran, you were not in “Home Alone 3” or “Home Alone 4.” Were you offended by that?
KC: I think most people were offended by those movies. The “Home Alone 2” video game is the worst game though! The year it came out it was voted the worst game of all time by Game Pro. Two years ago I looked at the Worst 100 list and it had dropped to only the third worst video game. It’s the dumbest thing. You eat pizza and there’s like three Joe Pescis. The game made no sense.
SP: If you had to single out one director you’d like to work with who would it be?
KC: Edgar Wright…oops!
MW: Paul Thomas Anderson.
BR: I’d have to say the other Anderson, Wes Anderson.
SP: Aw yes, the two Anderson brothers…well not really.