Edgar Wright is a madman.
I don’t understand how he’s still able to get out of bed these days. It seems like he’s been pulling 30-hour-days on “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” for about four years straight, and yet when I saw him at the press day for the film or when we sat down for a one-hour interview you’ll read here later this week, he seemed to be in his typical good spirits. Amazing.
Even more insane, we were just the start of his press duties. Right after he wrapped up in LA, Edgar hit the road with the cast for a multi-city press tour that doesn’t wrap up until Austin on Thursday.
This interview is just a warm-up for the longer piece I’ll run, but it gives you a wee bit of Edgar in the flesh as opposed to just words on a page. Edgar is now the first person I’ve ever had a transcriber tell me “never again” over, and I’m guessing it’s the combination of unbridled energy and his distinctive accent, as well as several other people sending her Edgar interviews in the same week.
I’m glad we got to put some of our talk on tape, though, because I think he’s the best advocate I know for his work, a guy whose enthusiasm for what he’s made is evident in every conversation, and who doesn’t know how to do things in half-measures. In conversation, Edgar exhibits all the same hyperactive film geek passion that he does in his movies.
We’ve got even more interviews coming in the days ahead, so stay tuned.
“Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” opens everywhere this Friday.
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